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Archive for September 2018


Once again the Grand Poobah of the Baja Ha-Ha is strongly urging people not to buy boats that have current Temporary Import Permits (TIPs) for Mexico, and/or didn’t properly clear out of Mexico. More »

Don’t Touch That Dial

As we know, beyond exceptional success with Oracle, Larry Ellison has also conquered many aspects of sailing since he started in a Lido 14 at Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley in the 1970s. More »

The New New England, Pt. 2

Last week, I went for a surf in one of my favorite (and unlikely) spots in the world: York, Maine. The waves were small but clean the day before, but there was a wicked sideshore wind that was making a mess of things — though there were some corners to be had. More »

Sailors Missing After Leaving California

In mid-August, the Coast Guard started seeking information about Gerald "Storm" Talifero and his son Adagio. The duo are believed to have left Santa Barbara — or perhaps San Diego — in a 30-ft sailboat with plans to sail to Hawaii. More »

Misfortune or Murder at Sea?

Surf into Summer, not lookin’ good. © USCG Back in the spring of 2017, Lewis Bennett and Isabella Hellman, both in their early 40s, were supposed to be enjoying a belated Caribbean honeymoon aboard the 37-ft catamaran Surf into Summer. More »

Aquatic Park Closure

Today and tomorrow, part of Aquatic Park will be closed to marine traffic while an "assessment of the vessel mooring system is performed," park officials said. The closure will be from 6 a.m. More »