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Archive for December 2017

Captain Teem in Cabo

The following is a December 11 blog post from Captain TEEM, a group of sailors we made contact with as they were passing through Sausalito in October. We featured them in December’s Cruise Notes, and they can be found at To Sail or Not To Be. More »

Volvo Ocean Race in the Roaring 40s

Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright surveys his surroundings in the Roaring Forties in full Southern Ocean attire. © 2017 Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race Just over three days into the third leg of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, the fleet of seven Volvo 65s is sailing east at more than 20 knots, preparing to batten down the hatches and deal with their first major Southern Ocean low-pressure system. More »

Temporary Fix

What’s your longest-lasting ‘temporary fix’? With the best of intentions we’ve solved some minor inconveniences while underway, swearing we’d create a more permanent and reliable solution once we hit the dock. More »

Boater ID Card and Quiz

Ready or not, here it comes. And like it or not, the law mandating the California Boater Card is going into effect on January 1, 2018. "The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting applications for the California Boater Card," a DBW press release read. More »

Sailing Cambodia

On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, we spent a few days on the small island of Koh Rong Sanloem, about 12 miles to the east of Sihanoukville in the southern part of Cambodia. More »

Richmond Waterfront Development

In our ongoing attempt to keep track of the current rush of development around the San Francisco Bay Area waterfront, we’d like to alert you to a public hearing coming up next week concerning the big ‘Terminal One’ project planned for Point Richmond’s Brickyard Cove neighborhood, right smack up against Richmond Yacht Club’s property (which, fortunately, the club owns and is not leasing from any government agency). More »
Randall Reeves holding sign

Randall Reeves Hits Latitude 38, South

Making his way to Cape Horn, Randall Reeves finds himself in the upside down. The San Francisco sailor hit our doppelgänger latitude recently, and sent us a picture and a note: Representing the Bay Area (note the KKMI hat), Randall Reeves said hello from our sister latitude. More »