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Archive for November 2016

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »