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Archive for September 2016

Eight Bells for Jim Kilroy

Wearing a classic red Team Kialoa shirt, Gentleman Jim stands at the wheel of Kialoa V, near the end of his active racing career. © 2016 Phil Uhl One of the true titans of competitive sailing passed over the bar yesterday: ‘Gentleman Jim’ Kilroy was 94. More »

There Is a Fine Line

There is a fine line between stupidity and genius. We’ll let you decide where to draw the line on these custom engine mounts. Ever done anything similar on your boat? (Email Richard.)  More »

SSS Race to Half Moon Bay

The SSS Half Moon Bay Race started on a light easterly, with many sailors hoisting spinnakers right off the line, on Saturday, September 24. © Sergei Zavarin Thanks to a substantial ebb, the Singlehanded Sailing Society’s Half Moon Bay Race got underway on time on a negligible easterly last Saturday. More »

Additions and Clarifications

The most convenient location to the Ha-Ha nexus in San Diego — meaning Marine Exchange, Downwind Marine, West Marine, the Brigantine, Fiddler’s Green, the fuel dock, Pt. Loma Seafood, the San Diego YC, and all the rest — is Intrepid Landing Marina. More »

Canadian Singlehander Long Overdue

Singlehander Paul Lim hasn’t been seen since August 1. Watercolour
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Canadian singlehander Paul Lim reportedly set sail from Hilo, HI, on August 1, intending to sail north above the Pacific High, then east to Victoria, BC, aboard his Spencer 35 sloop Watercolour — a passage of roughly 2,500 miles. He More »

Women’s Racing Preview

Fall brings with it a flurry of races for women. Some are women-only, others are for women skippers with coed crew, and one just requires that half the people onboard be women. More »

‘The Weekend Sailor’ Returns

If you missed the award-winning film The Weekend Sailor when it debuted in San Francisco in March, you’ll get a second chance to watch in a theater next month. The 107-year-old Roxie Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District will host an encore on Wednesday, October 19, at 7 p.m. More »