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Archive for April 2016

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Springtime sailing outside the Golden Gate. Sweet! latitude/Annie
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Sailboat Abandoned off Año Nuevo

Alone offshore of the Central Coast was not a great place to be Monday morning. Due to incoming water and damage, the IOR one-tonner Kentucky Woman had to be abandoned.  © US Coast Guard Conditions off the Central California coast Monday morning were rough and rowdy, with 40- to 50-knot winds reported, accompanied by 15- to 20-ft waves. More »

Captive Cruiser Beheaded in Philippines

Sixty-eight-year-old Canadian sailor John Ridsdel, who’d been held captive in the southern Philippines since September by Abu Sayyaf militants, was beheaded Monday after the deadline for his ransom had passed. Canada, like the US, has a policy of not giving in to ransom requests for its citizens. More »
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Cruisers to the Rescue with A- Blood

“My wife Donna is in the hospital in Puerto Vallarta,” reports Richard Pomeroy of the Oregon-based Polaris 43 Flying Carpet. “She got strep throat, and the antibiotics the doctors gave her ate a hole in her stomach, causing internal bleeding. More »

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Records Trampled in Ensenada Race

Tom Siebel’s MOD70 Orion takes off for Ensenada — and a place in the record books. © 2016 Sharon Green / Ultimate Sailing Every yacht race has had that one special year when it blows like stink out of the right direction and an unprecedented level of race craft shows up to absolutely demolish all the records. More »