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Archive for January 2019

‘Pantera’s Bob Smith Finally Identified

Rich Boren of the Hudson Force 50 Third Day and La Paz Cruisers Supply wrote us with an update on the loss of Bob Smith and his catmaran Pantera. Rich reports: “I’ve been emailing back and forth with Bob Smith’s daughter who today received the DNA testing results back confirming that the body found on the beach around Nov 20 was indeed Bob Smith from SV Pantera. More »
J/105 start

February Racing Preview

Southern California fleets get busy in February. Twenty-five clubs are gearing up to host the SCYA Midwinter Regatta on February 9-10 and 16-17.

Can We See Some ID, Please?

Latitude Nation — Can you ID this boat? Help Roger Krakow identify his Mystery 20. There have been many guesses but no matches. It measures 20-ft on deck and has a swing keel and an Odyssey sail. More »
Boat on beach

Abandoned Boat or a Dream Lost?

It’s always unnerving when going for an evening stroll on the beach and discovering an abandoned sailboat. Is everyone OK? What led to this unfortunate beaching? It’s hard to know, but easy to worry about what might have happened. More »
Blackaller Buoy rounding

Not a Complete Fiasco

This year's Three Bridge Fiasco, sailed on San Francisco Bay on Saturday, January 26, was nowhere near the Fiasco it could have been. For instance, during last year's race a raging ebb sucked most boats out the Gate, and only four entries out of 317 starters were able to finish.
Sunroad docks

Five Degrees South, Ten Degrees Warmer

Despite all the connections you can make and all you can learn through the digital world, there's nothing like actually being there. With that in mind we jumped on a Southwest plane yesterday morning at the Oakland airport for a day trip to the San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show.