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Archive for July 2018

Coast Guard Rescues Sailors Off Eureka

On Friday, the Coast Guard, with the help of good Samaritans, rescued two sailors after their dinghy capsized off Indian Island, which lies in Arcata Bay off Eureka, CA.  This Catalina daysailer apparently capsized off Eureka on Friday. More »

Carr Fire Claims Six, Destroys Marina

This morning, we received the following news from Larry Laney, who shared some information about the Carr Fire in Redding, CA. The inferno has claimed six lives and burned more than 600 homes, and is almost 100,000 acres in size, according to CNN. More »

AC Prototype Hits the Water

It’s here! It’s the moment that, well, very few of you have been waiting for. Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK launched a prototype of the new America’s Cup Class, the AC75, sometime last week. More »

Checking in on the Transbac

It’s delivery time for boats that competed in the Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race. If you’re not lucky enough to own a small boat that can be shipped back to the Mainland or you want to experience some more ocean miles, this is the only way to get your boat back to the West Coast. More »

Happy Friday

Happy Friday, West Coast. We hope everyone has a good night of racing. Don’t forget to send us pictures from your beer cans, weekend cruises, etc. The scene from two weeks ago as boats prepared for their starts off Tiburon. More »

Kids Touched by Multihull Magic

© Peter Nelson Sometimes an event occurs where everyone realizes something special or magical occurred. Such was the case the weekend of June 29 through July 1 when six (unaware) 11- to 13-year-old boys joined with two (hesitant) adults to form the nucleus of the first-ever three-day clinic at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. More »

Shaka Challenge One and Done

On July 1, four singlehanded sailors departed Marina del Rey bound for Honolulu in the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association’s inaugural Shaka Challenge. The race is the brainchild of PSSA’s commodore, Jerome Sammarcelli, a veteran of the SSS Singlehanded TransPacific Race. More »

Kudos

While we seek results we applaud progress. Even with our best intentions and awareness of things like the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch it remains hard to eliminate our single-use plastic water bottle habit. More »

Washington Couple’s Cutter Found

On Sunday, the Coast Guard located the cutter Kelaerin adrift off the coast of Fort Bragg. The Omega 45 belongs to Jim and Joy Carey, who had been cruising for 27 years, and were just 150 miles from completing a circumnavigation to their homeport in Bellingham, Washington, when they ran into gale-force winds and 30-foot seas, and were forced to abandon ship on June 16. More »

Women Take the Tiller to Race

Women Sailing of Half Moon Bay Yacht Club offers their first-ever Take the Tiller Women Sailing Regatta this Saturday, July 28. All women are welcome, and you don’t need to have your own boat. More »