If there’s one thing we’ve learned during our three decades of interviewing sailors in far-flung destinations, it’s that first impressions don’t always clue you in to the whole story.
As of yesterday, there were 122 boats signed up and paid up for this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha rally.
We never did catch this young sailor’s name, but after his dance floor experience during the lavish reception at Papeete’s town hall, we’re sure he’d give this year’s Rendezvous a glowing testimonial.
As the whole world must know, there was a recent failed attempt at an age record circumnavigation by a girl from Southern California.
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Adrian Johnson of the Olson 30 Idefix and Ronnie Simpson on the Jutson 30 Warriors Wish are duking it out for monohull line honors.
Thirteen El Toro sailors descended on Clear Lake last weekend to race for the class’s North American Championship.
Exactly one week after 16-year-old Thousand Oaks teen Abby Sunderland activated two EPIRBs after being dismasted, a Dutch court extended a ban preventing 14-year-old Laura Dekker from setting off on her own quest to become the youngest person to solo circumnavigate.
For the last 10 days or so, we’ve been taking a walk every morning to the Police Dock in San Diego, where at this time of year you find all kinds of sailing stories.
Louis and Alicia van Praag being ferried from their beloved Tar Baby II by the crew of a nearby fishing vessel.
We know we’d promised to give you a run-down of this weekend’s more local events today, but we’re pre-empting that for a look at the draft protocol for the 34th America’s Cup.
As the offshore weather has settled, so have the stomachs of the 13 solo sailors currently racing in the 17th Singlehanded TransPac.
Different people have different needs, but in our case at least, Apple has surprisingly satisfied a whole bunch of them with what we’ve found to be the extremely useful and versatile iPad 3G.
Mirage and Solar Wind duel toward the Gate at the start of the 17th Singlehanded TransPac.
Charlie Watt’s Antrim 27 Head Rush gets all lit up during the breezy YRA Sailstice race.
Alan Brierty’s R/P 63 Limit leaves the Bay behind shortly after starting the Encinal YC’s Coastal Cup yesterday.
The burning desire to become famous by setting sailing records isn’t limited to the young.
Pirates and wenches and raft-ups galore can be found at Treasure Island’s Clipper Cove this weekend.
“In this photo, I am hanging in the trapezoid (I don’t know if that is the right translation,” Viviane wrote.
We want to thank everyone for their comments regarding Abby Sunderland’s attempt at a solo circumnavigation via the Southern Ocean in winter, and our reaction to it.
A 53-year-old Salinas man was sentenced this week to 30 months in federal prison for calling in a false mayday in October of ’08, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tim and Karin Knowles Wyliecat 39 Lilith and Sam McFadden’s Olson 30 Dragonsong get split up by a tanker during Saturday’s Delta Ditch Run.
We’d like to make three clarifications on last Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic item on Proflgiate clearing into San Diego.
Having resided in the confines of a sheltered world, we’re not sure if Abby Sunderland yet understands that when she returns to the States, she’s likely to face a bigger storm than any she saw in the Southern Ocean.
The tremendous news is that 16-year-old Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks, who set off two EPIRBs deep in the Southern Ocean yesterday from her Open 40 Wild Eyes, has been located in good health by a Qantas airliner chartered by the Australian government.
No other race on the West Coast, maybe even the world, gives you looks like this.
Abby Sunderland, 16, has activated two EPIRBs in the middle of the Indian Ocean.