Archive for July 2014
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Following Team Australia’s recent withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup as the Challenger of Record, it was announced today that four remaining challengers have pledged their support to the event, regardless of which venue is chosen.
Nothin’ to it. Eighty-six-year-old Karl Burton is now less than 150 miles from his home port, after a very fast lap around the globe.
The globetrotting crew of the Australia-based R-P 52 Scarlet Runner were all smiles after their victorious finish.
Wine baron Bob Oatley of the Hamilton Island YC, Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup, had some bad news for Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison.
At the Singlehanded TransPac Awards Ceremonies Saturday night, the 14 finishers received their coveted TransPac belt buckles, signifying successful completion of their 2,120-mile sprint from San Francisco.
Brian Cline’s diminutive Dana 24 Maris and Barry Bristol’s Catalina Capri 30 Fast Lane arrived at the Hanalei Bay, Kauai finish line of the Singlehanded TransPac this Wednesday and Thursday respectively.  Maris, one of the smallest boats in the fleet, logged 2,192 miles on her crossing from San Francisco — the fewest miles traveled by any competitor so far.
When most sailors think about the joys of summer sailing, they imagine sunny days with clear blue skies, and air temperatures in the shorts-and-T-shirt range.
Should a company be held responsible for the consequences if they deactivate an Iridium emergency phone, especially if they charged the customer for the time to use that phone?
We were a bit shocked to learn that Coast Guard resources had to come to the rescue of 25 windsurfers and kiteboarders off San Francisco’s Crissy Field Sunday evening, as we know that many boardsailors and kiters pride themselves on being able to ‘self-rescue’.
Frank Slootman’s R/P 63 Invisible Hand took an early lead in the Latitude 38 Big Boat Division, but she’s now been overtaken on corrected time by Pyewacket.
"Life Is F–king Great!" Such is the sentiment of Peter Heiberg, who yesterday was first of the 14 competitors across the Singlehanded TransPac finish line at Hanalei Bay, Kauai, with his Palmer/Johnson 49 Scaramouche.
There are currently 87 boats signed up for the 21st Annual Baja Ha-Ha cruisers rally, which departs San Diego on October 27.
The forecast for the Pacific Cup looks light. Very light. © Unfavorable weather conditions are severely plaguing the 56-boat Pacific Cup fleet, as is obvious from the accompanying Passage Weather forecast.
Saturday morning, while more than a hundred paddlers raced inside the Tahiti lagoon, Puddle Jumpers rally/raced to Moorea in perfect conditions.
The Singlehanded TransPac is again moving into high(er) gear, as much-welcomed wind pressure has developed, giving the 14 skippers an emotional boost.
If you’re looking for a catchy news item, the four elements listed above make a pretty good start, which is why the arrest of 26-year old Alix Tichelman of Folsom, characterized as a "high-priced call girl," is making news in print and digits all over the world.
Have hard-bargaining Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison painted themselves into a corner? You have to wonder, as yesterday it was announced that Chicago has been dropped as a possible site for the 35th America’s Cup.
The 2,070-mile ‘Fun Race to the Land of Leis and Plate Lunch’ started Sunday at 10:30 a.m, with the three boats in the Holo Holo Cruising Division hitting the starting line off the St.
Enjoy watching 4th of July fireworks from Angel Island this Friday evening. Special Independence Day fireworks ferries will run from both Tiburon and the Blue and Gold ferry terminal at Pier 41 in San Francisco — departing at 5 p.m.
Is it really a Baja Bash if you don’t get 25 knots of breeze on the nose and freeze the entire 750 miles from Cabo San Lucas to San Diego?
Mariners transiting Mexico’s Pacific coast are keeping their eyes on two tropical storms that are currently circulating offshore.  This wind speed probability map from NOAA confirms that Tropical Storm Elida could definitely be troublesome, especially since it is currently moving closer to shore.