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Archive for November 2015

Sailing Resolutions for 2016

As we slip from November and the conspicuous consumption of turkey and fixin’s into December and the conspicuous consumption of consumer goods, it’s perhaps a good time to look ahead to the following month, when consumption turns to reflection. More »

Tenacatita Fully Open to Public

Any citizen old enough to vote knows that politicians rarely fulfill their campaign promises. But we’re happy to report on one who did: On November 21, Aristotle Sandoval, governor of the Mexican State of Jalisco, sent in state police to reestablish public use of the two-mile-long northwestern portion of Tenacatita beach, which had long been a favorite camping and recreation site for both Mexican citizens and travelers, prior to this area’s seizure by the development group Rodenas Corporation and its private paramilitary contractors.  More »

SoCal Cruisers Fast & Furious in ARC+

Annie Gardner and Eric Witte’s Catana 47 El Gato at the start of the ARC+. © 2015 Claire Pengelly / WCC "We effing killed it!" exclaimed Annie Gardner in her first post after Erik Witte and her Southern California-based Catana 472 cruising catamaran El Gato crossed the ARC+ (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) finish line over the weekend, fourth in a fleet of 59 boats. More »

Yet Another Tropical Storm?

Passage Weather projects an as-yet-unnamed tropical storm to be near Cabo by Friday night. But the projections change almost hourly. Windyty shows a slightly different path. Both forecasting services show the storm suddenly disappearing a very short time later. More »

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Jules Verne ‘Race’ Is On

On Sunday at 4:01:58 GMT, the trimaran Spindrift 2 crossed the start line that runs from Créac’h lighthouse (Ushant Island, France) to Lizard Point (Cornwall) for the start of her crewed nonstop circumnavigation. More »

Double Trouble Preps for KWRW and Cuba

The crew works on perfecting roll jibes during last Saturday’s light conditions.  © 2015 Martha Blanchfield San Francisco’s J/125 Double Trouble crew wrapped up a final practice last weekend before they travel east to Quantum Key West Race Week and the Conch Republic Regatta to Cuba. More »