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Archive for April 2018

The Clipper Race Off California

They’re off! Again. The 11 boats in the current Clipper Around the World Race, the most accessible circumnavigation race to the average sailor, started off Seattle yesterday under partly cloudy skies and light winds. More »
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Boat Hard Aground at Linda Mar

We are just now getting reports of a sailboat that went aground at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica this weekend. Four people reportedly sustained minor injuries when the 33-ft boat drifted into the beach on Saturday night and went hard aground (one woman was seven-months pregnant). More »

May Racing Preview

C420s raced in the Elvstrom Zellerbach Regatta out of StFYC over the weekend. © Chris Ray With the YRA’s Great Vallejo Race and St. Francis Yacht Club’s Elvstrom Zellerbach Regatta occurring in the last weekend in April instead of the more-typical first weekend in May, that leaves next weekend wide open. More »

Will the Vallejo Race Be Great?

Hey! Wait up! Where’s everybody going? Why, to Vallejo, of course. latitude/Tim
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC When registration closed on Thursday, the YRA was showing 164 boats signed up for this weekend’s Great Vallejo Race. More »

Controversial Cop Running for Chief

On the night of April 29, 2006, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Perdock plowed into an O’Day 27 on Clear Lake, killing passenger Lynn Thornton. Perdock admitted that he had been traveling between 35 and 50 miles per hour on a pitch-black night, and said the sailboat had no running lights at the time of the crash, a claim disputed by the boat’s owner, as well as witnesses on shore. More »

Better Late Than Never, Potters

Timeliness, shimeliness. Just over a week ago, Goose Gossman sent us a wrap- up of a Potter Yachter regatta in the North Bay. Because of a combination of fussy technology, deadlines and a certain boat show, we’ve been tardy in passing along the news. More »

All Seven Volvo 65s Make Leg 8

Team Dongfeng beats upwind on the first evening at sea of Leg 8. With hot, tropical conditions and frequent squall activity near the coast of Brazil, the first couple of days of Leg 8 have been full of variable conditions and plenty of sail changes. More »