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Get Your Kids on the Water This Spring and Summer
Bay Area youth usually enjoy a lot of time on the water over the warmer months. Therefore we've created a Youth Sailing page where you can find program information and contact details for local sailing clubs, associations and community sailing organizations.
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US Sailing's Starboard Portal
Bay Area sailors Liz Baylis and Nicole Breault will discuss getting involved in match racing. The Starboard Portal will present the event as part of their online series.
Why go anywhere else?
The easiest and closest escape is the Bay that sits right in the middle of us Bay Area residents. In fact, it's called the 'Bay Area' because that's its primary feature and greatest asset.
The smaller the boat the bigger the adventure
Curtis Havel spent five months building his 11-foot-long gunter-rigged sloop from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit. It turned out to be a lot of fun to build, and to sail.
Prada Cup Final
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli defeated INEOS Team UK 7-1 to advance to the 36th America's Cup Match against Emirates Team New Zealand beginning on March 6 in Auckland.
Shorthanded Races on the Horizon
"If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it's got to be how to be nimble and adapt to the constant need to change the best laid plans," writes the YRA.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Following all the hullaballoo on Wednesday, a canceled race day, the Prada Cup resumes today. Racing is planned for every day until one competitor gets to 7 points, or until the end of the schedule on February 24.
The Dilemma of Casting Off
Sailors often ponder the question of whether to stay put, or sail away. Some know the answer before the question even arises, while others take time to deliberate. What would you do?
America's Cup Commentary
The America's Cup Event (ACE) has stirred up a hornet’s nest in what seems to be an attempt to slow down Challenger of Record (CoR) Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's march to winning the Prada Cup.
The Cost of Anchored Unseaworthy Vessels
So far this year, at least 25 boats have gone adrift in Richardson Bay, many of which were not operable and were unseaworthy.
The Resourceful Sailor Series
Adjusting the fine-tuning dial and tapping on the face used to get it to work. No longer. The needle made a hard stop at about 11 volts, and I knew this was wrong.
America's Cupdate
The opening weekend for the Prada Cup ended with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sweeping the first four races in dominant fashion over INEOS Team UK.
Italy vs. the United Kingdom
By reaching the Prada Cup Finals in the waters off Auckland, New Zealand, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS Team UK have arrived on the porch step of the America's Cup Match.
Sailors Helping Out in Mexico
While the word cruising suggests lounging on the aft deck or reading a book in a hammock, Fiesta de Veleros continues a long tradition of cruisers who appreciate the hospitality of the local Mexican community and give thanks by giving back.
The World Famous L38
Here is your February Caption Contest(!). Remember to check next month's Loose Lips for the winner.
HazMat Team Responds to Spill
We just got word from Richmond Yacht Club that there's been an oil spill at the Chevron Long Wharf just south of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
A Sailor's Search for Spirit
Bobby Popoff is looking for SV Spirit, a 66-ft modified Monk design previously owned and built by Harold A Jones, former owner of Vancouver Tug (now SeaSpan).
Regattas and seminars
Corinthian Yacht Club (the one in Tiburon) says they're "slowly creeping back!" They invite racers to "Gear up for Valentine's Day with a vaguely heart-shaped pursuit race."
The Resourceful Sailor Series
It came to my attention that the pushpit mounted propane tank obstructed the stern light's visibility. I decided a redesign was in order.
Solo Circumnavigation Attempt
The quest of a sailing record for Californian Whitall Stokes and his Open 50 Sparrow may be history, but they still have to get home. Whitall checked in with stories about the many repairs needed and the final countdown to departure from Puerto Williams, Chile.
How many sailors have, or will at sometime move their boat across the land? Sailboats need to keep moving lest they become just one more among the many neglected or abandoned sailboats left to rot in some faraway yard.