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Archive for December 2013

SBYC’s Hot Holiday Regatta

Kent Pierce and Eric Stokke’s Average White Boat handily won the Melges 24 class. © Sharon Green Santa Barbara typically has some of the most pleasant sailing in Southern California, but on days when it goes off, it really goes off. More »
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Olson 30 Sails

The Wanderer needs a mainsail for his Olson 30 La Gamelle in St. Barth. It doesn’t have to be new, perfect or made of any high-tech material, but it does need to be in good shape. More »

Solo TransPac Sail Seminar

Racers are gearing up for the June 28 start of the Singlehanded TransPac, a 2,120-mile race from San Francisco Bay to Hanalei Bay on the idyllic Hawaiian island of Kauai. To aid in their prep, the race committee has scheduled monthly seminars on a variety of topics that would help any sailor with their trip across the Pacific, and luckily the entire series is free and open to the general public. More »

Brazen Smuggling Techniques

After recently apprehending two alleged smugglers in an open panga 90 miles southwest of San Diego, guardsmen aboard the Cutter Haddock faced the challenge of securing the 31 bales of pot that they seized. More »

Burial at Sea

"Everyone says Sausalito is a boating community, but I had no idea how much until the other day," said a librarian friend who was working at the Sausalito Library recently. "A woman called wondering about the legality of burial at sea." More »

MIni Transat Breaks Records

The Mini Transat is all about history and broken records. From the classic races of the past to constant technical innovation to the heroes of today achieving their first victories, only one thing is for certain when the Transat starts: anything can happen. More »

Lighted Boat Parade Schedule

Ho! Ho! Ho! Get your holiday spirit by watching — or better yet, joining — one of the Bay Area’s many lighted boat parades! latitude/Annie
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s that time of year again, folks! More »

Bay Area Midwinter Racing

Midwinter racing spans the entire Bay Area and provides both experienced racers and newcomers to the competitive side of sailing ideal opportunities to get out on the water. Apart from stormy days, winter wind and sea conditions are usually more forgiving than during the middle of summer, which means almost everything on the boat happens in slow motion. More »