Rain Drop sailing to the finish and an overall win in the 2008 Pacific Cup.latitude/Rob
For tall ship aficionados, mock sea battles between ‘Lynx’ (foreground) and ‘Californian’ are a high point of any festival.
The Grand Poobah wants to remind everyone that the Baja Ha-Ha will be hosting a free Ha-Ha Preview & Reunion at Two Harbors, Catalina, on August 9.
Al Hughes’ Open 60 Dogbark crossed the finish line early yesterday morning. © Rich HudnutWe have a winner!
There hasn’t been much in the way of news in the drawn-out pursuit of justice for the killers of cruisers Tom and Jackie Hawks.
When sailors of old had to be buried at sea, their bodies were sewn into sail cloth, weighted, and lowered into the sea.
This may have been the last time Joby Easton and Bill Huseby looked back.
This replica of Cap’n Bligh’s famous Bounty appeared in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.
The July 2 edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude reported that the EPA was developing a ‘discharge permit’ for the 17 million recreational boats in the U.S.
Ruben Gabriel is successfully pushing his Benicia-based Pearson Electra Sparky – which has the highest PHRF in the fleet at 270 – to keep up with the competition.
With Bismarck Dinius slated to go on trial next week on vehicular manslaughter charges in the Lake County boating death of Lynn Thornton, the Lake County Record-Bee has published the stunning results of a poll about who their readers thought was actually responsible.
Michael Maloney’s Express 37 Bullet has wrestled the Division C lead from Dean Treadway’s Farr 36 Sweet Okole.
This is the famous Gordo fuel facility at the end of the pier at Turtle Bay.
Joby Easton and Bill Huseby have Raindrop headed up the overall standings and towards Kaneohe Bay.
Mark Deppe on Alchera crossed the halfway point in the Singlehanded TransPac yesterday.
"The South Pacific Convergence Zone went crazy on July 19," report Robby and Lorraine Coleman of the Honolulu-based Angleman ketch Southern Cross.
We are extremely saddened to note the passing of Mark Rudiger yesterday afternoon.
The Barran Family’s Antrim 40 XL charges off the Cityfront on a perfect summer day in yesterday’s Division E Pacific Cup start.
"I enjoyed reading the July issue letters about the top speeds hit by various cruising catamarans," writes John Johnson of Las Vegas, "but I’m a monohull guy and am wondering about the top speeds hit by sailors with cruising monohulls.
Dean Treadway’s venerable Farr 36 Sweet Okole leads the Pacific Cup fleet as it stands right now.
He’s not the type of guy who would unduly worry people with bad news, but the fact is that the great Bay Area sailor Mark ‘Rudi’ Rudiger has been battling lymphoma for several years now.
Thomas Coville enjoys a well-deserved celebratory drink after taking eight and a half hours off the singlehanded west-east transatlantic record.
The tracks of their tears. For the first three days, the Solo TransPac racers were frustrated with light-to-no winds but the breeze has finally filled in.
Acres of burnished wood and tarred lines greeted admirers of classic yachts at CYC on Sunday.
Always an eclectic fleet, this year’s Solo TransPac entries include (l to r) Jeff Lebesch’s Hammerhead 54 Hecla, John Hayward’s Valiant 40 Dream Chaser and Nick Ratto’s Hawkfarm Kali O Kalani.
Thomas Coville wrestles the gennaker aboard his 105-ft trimaran Sodeb’O. With less than 200 miles to go, a building high-pressure system is throwing a wrench in Coville’s attempt to break Francis Joyon’s singlehanded West-East Transatlantic record.
At long last Gulliver the macaw is back home in the U.S. Gulliver and his furry pal Snickers the cocker spaniel were abandoned on Fanning Island last December when their owners lost their boat on the reef.
After a relatively racing-light Fourth of July weekend, this week is ramping up to be a doozy.
Salute at Puerto Venere, Italy, showing a mast too tall to slip beneath the Golden Gate.
We normally don’t do ‘crew wanted’ ads for individuals, but when it comes to folks who have made circumnavigations aboard schooners they’ve restored, we make exceptions.
As luck would have it, every arrival was at night. Last night Fortaleza was greeted at the line by the commodore of the Tahiti YC and others, who welcomed the crew with an armload of cold Hinano beers.
Women’s Circuit Queen Lucie Mewes asked us to remind everyone that the 33rd Annual Silver Eagle Long-Distance Bay Race is this Saturday and it’s not too late to sign up.
Warren Hale’s C&C 44 Turicum arrives in Maui after more than 16 days at sea in a slow Vic-Maui Race.
Barritt, Renee, and a friend, standing beneath the Colombian flag at Cartagena, one of the many great places they’ve visited.
Doug Baker’s Andrews 80 Magnitude 80 demolished the Tahiti Race record by 3.5 days, finishing Thursday with an elapsed time of 11 days, 10 hours, 13 minutes and 18 seconds.
Since the early 1990s, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been handling drunken boating convictions — aka BUIs — like drunken driving convictions in the sense that they’ve suspended the driver’s licenses of the offenders.
There are only a few days left before the 22 competitors in the Singlehanded TransPac start their 2,120-mile odyssey to Kauai, and they are no doubt busily putting the finishing touches on their boats and gear.
When you go cruising, Beverage Reef is actually one of the places you want to avoid.
Bay Area sailors couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to celebrate our country’s independence.