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Archive for August 2019
Mile buoy with seals and boat

He’s a Winner

On August 10, before sailing for the afternoon, Dan Larson's crew needed to pick up a repaired sail at Pineapple Sails in Alameda. He invited Dan to come along. "We picked up the sail, and on the way out the door I saw…
Maiden Welcome to San Francisco

Movie Star ‘Maiden’ Sails Under the Golden Gate: Part 1

Maiden was more than another entry in the 1989-90 Whitbread. Maiden is more than a thrilling and wildly successful documentary about the first all-female crew racing around the world. Maiden the boat, a 58-ft 1979 Bruce Farr-design Disque D’Or III, is alive and well, and the mothership for The Maiden Factor, a 30-plus city world tour to raise money for charities working to provide an education for young women in need. More »

The Tower and the Rower

Sailors are probably accustomed to seeing a boat under tow —  it happens. But if you were sailing on the Bay on Saturday afternoon, you might have seen the curious sight of a sailboat towing a rowboat. More »