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Archive for November 2016

Avoid the Baja Ha-Ha

The Grand Poobah might be biased, of course, but to his way of thinking, the Baja Ha-Ha is "all about" small boats on a big, blue, warm ocean and cruisers making all kinds of new friends. More »

Lighted Boats Parade into the Holidays

Island Dreamer in last year’s Lighted Yacht Parade on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary.  © Fred Fago Over the next couple of weekends, it will seem as if there are as many lighted boat parades as there are LEDs on a string of Christmas lights. More »

Offshore Racing Update

Jérémie Beyou takes a selfie while explaining the problems that he is encountering onboard his IMOCA 60 Maître Coq. His satellite receiver has failed, leaving him with no way to download accurate weather data. More »

A Splash and a Blast

Because the Banderas Bay Blast is held in mid-December, the wind tends to be light and the air warm: mellow tropical sailing. This file photo is from the Blast in 2012.  More »

Family Rescued from Sinking ARC Boat

Leaving behind the sinking Noah, her crew drifts away. © Dr. Bramley Murton / National Oceanography Centre Four family members and their one crew were successfully rescued last weekend from the BH39 Noah in the Atlantic Ocean while participating in the 2,750-mile Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) from the Canary Islands to St. More »

Jeanne Socrates Heads to San Diego

The view from Nereida at sunset, off Southern California, last night. Nereida
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Jeanne Socrates’ attempt to be the oldest person to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded without stopping is, unfortunately, making an unforeseen stop. More »

Is This Cool or What?

What possible connection could there be between holiday shopping and the opening of the Panama Canal’s ‘Third Set of Locks’ last summer? (Seen here near completion, with the original Pacific-side locks in the background.) More »

A Glimpse at November’s Midwinters

The rail on Tony Pohl’s Twisted. The Farr 40 raced in the Golden Gate Yacht Club Midwinters on November 5 and won the PHRF 1 division. © 2016 Erik Simonson On November 5 the Golden Gate Yacht Club, defenders of the America’s Cup, defended their position as the organizers of one of the most popular and well-run midwinter series on San Francisco Bay. More »

Land Rover BAR Tops AC World Series

Hakata Bay in Fukuoka was the scene for the historic first-ever day of America’s Cup racing in Japan — and indeed in Asia. To the delight of the spectators, SoftBank Team Japan won one race. More »