Archive for July 2015
Manouch Moshayedi’s Corona del Mar-based Bakewell-White Rio100 sped toward the finish line on Saturday.
Stereotypically variable English summer weather dampened — and shortened — the first regatta in the 35th America’s Cup cycle over the weekend.
As you can see, when you’re near the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, it’s only a short distance between complete safety and dire dangers from the surf at Ala Moana.
Harry Zanville and his five-man crew give a celebratory toast in the pre-dawn hours this morning, having taken line honors in a very difficult race.
Real racing in the lead-up to the 2017 America’s Cup starts tomorrow in Portsmouth on the south coast of England with the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series regatta (yes, the fancy luggage company is continuing their AC sponsorship).
Construction volunteers and spectators were out early this morning to witness the San Salvador replica’s first move from her build site at San Diego’s Spanish Landing Park.
The Coast Guard rescued three sailors 53 miles west of Eureka at dawn on Friday.
The Lending Club 2 crew picked their ideal weather window and sailed past Point Fermin in San Pedro to start their L.A.-Honolulu record attempt on Wednesday.
An aerial view of Saturday’s start off San Pedro. © Sharon Green / Ultimate Sailing A week into this 48th edition of Transpac, the story lines continue to grow weirder and more spectacular.
The right tool for the job? If weather conditions cooperate, Laplanche and Breymaier are hopeful that they can set a new L.A.-to-Honolulu record.
‘ti Profligate has two Yanmar 56-hp engines, both with over 10,000 hours. Yet they are still running strong and don’t burn oil.
Eric, Roxie and Jason Kopps are Delta cruising vets. latitude/Chris
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC Jason Kopps, his 18-year-old son Eric, and their border collie mix Roxie have been doing the Delta Doo Dah aboard the Richmond-based Hunter 33 Resolute every year since 2011.
As smart as they are, migrating whales occasionally get disoriented and enter the Bay.
This shot, which was uploaded from Dorade this morning, proves that at least part of her Atlantic crossing thus far has been wet and wild.
Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiburon is always a popular pit stop for boaters on summer weekends.
Skippering the Open 60 Grey Power, the unstoppable Robin Knox-Johnston and crew were expected to be crowd favorites as they headed east from Newport today.  © 2015 onEdition If you’re into tracking offshore races from the comfort of your armchair, the Transatlantic Race — from Newport, RI, to Great Britain’s Lizard rock — should be high on your priority list. As reported here earlier, the first of three groups started Sunday, with Matt Brooks and Pam Levy’s Bay Area-based S&S yawl Dorade garnering much of the attention of spectators and journalists, as the immaculately refurbished 52-footer is attempting to repeat her dramatic 1931 elapsed-time fleet victory — when she beat many larger boats by a margin of two days.  Bay Area favorite Dorade left Newport Sunday under cloudy skies.  © Daniel Forster/NYYC Back then, Dorade‘s astounding victory had much to do with the course that skipper Olin Stephens chose along the 2,800-mile course, and the same may be true this year.
Has controversial Russian-born American sailor Rimas Meleshyus finally come to his senses? Ever since he crash-landed the first of his two San Juan 24s in the Aleutian Islands a few years ago, both friends and critics have been trying to talk him out of pursuing his dream of being the first to solo circumnavigate one of these tiny sloops, which were clearly not designed for open-ocean sailing.