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Courageous kiteboater Anne Quemere in happier times. © Arien Challenge As reported in Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, French adventurer Anne Quéméré was forced to abandon her unprecedented attempt to sail solo from San Francisco to Tahiti aboard a vessel propelled only by a kiteboarding-style kite.
‘Tis the season for lighted boat parades, and if you missed the half-dozen that graced Bay Area waters last weekend, several are coming up.
Peyron’s ‘big bang’ has taken him out of the running. © Yvan Zedda / Gitana SA In one of the real heartbreakers of the singlehanded, nonstop round-the-world Vendée Globe Race, Loïck Peyron reported that his IMOCA 60 Gitana Eighty had dismasted early this morning in the Southern Ocean.
Anne and her unique vessel in better times. © Adrien Challenge When French adventurer Anne Quéméré set out from San Francisco on November 4 bound for Tahiti, getting stuck in the equatorial doldrums (ITCZ) was undoubtedly one of her greatest fears.
“I’m glad that wasn’t the windward mark for the day,” says Victor regarding this roller that appeared suddenly off Pt.
We built our boat, Morning Star, in our backyard over a 20 year period — she was even featured in Latitude 38 in 1996, the year we launched her.
Room with a view – the surrounding panoramas of the Bay are one of the pluses of Loch Lomond’s quiet North Bay location.
The 1,100-mile passage from Tonga or Fiji to New Zealand is known throughout the cruising world as being potentially difficult, if not dangerous.
Now that you’ve recovered from an overdose of tryptophan, family togetherness and migraine-inducing traffic, it’s time to settle down to a little vicarious sailing fun.
There’s no telling who might show up for this week’s Banderas Bay Blast for Charity, three days of tropical sailing fun and games that will see the fleet visit Nayarit Riviera Marina, Punta Mita and Paradise Marina.
Having had great experiences at the San Diego YC and the El Cid Marina in Mazatlan, Lewis Guiss and Mary Lee, members of the Cal Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, have been loving their time at the Nayarit Riviera Marina with their Beneteau 473 Merry Lee.
It may be raining today, but this weekend’s forecast is for sun, sun, sun!
Per request, we received several nice remembrances of George Olson, who passed away on November 12.
The San Francisco Maritime Museum may be closed until next year, but the Park Service still has many free and low-cost activities for the public to enjoy.
Sailing beneath the towering peaks of the Cascade Range, charter trips in the Northwest are a visual feast.
Loick Peyron is first to the doldrums in the 2008 Vendee Globe. © Jean-Marie Liot DPPI/Vendee Globe Ten days into the singlehanded 2008 Vendée Globe Race, the leaders are running into the doldrums with Loïck Peyron and his Farr-designed Gitana 80 leading the charge.
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