Tim Sell reports having seen hundreds of orcas in Alaska and B.C., but none played with him like this one did off Pt.
Peter Stoneberg is all smiles as his Formula 40 Shadow is back upright and ready to be towed after yesterday’s YRA Second-Half Opener.
Some sailors merely dream about crewing in exotic destinations; others, like Kat Gartin and Brian Morrison are more proactive — a lot more proactive.
It’s not quite as bad as if he’d won the Presidential election and discovered that his Vice President had been a bald-faced liar in repeatedly denying that he was a baby daddy, but longtime Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has foolishly sailed into some very hot water with his constituents.
With the flurry of attention over teenage girl circumnavigators having at least temporarily subsided, we’re thrilled to note the successful completion of a very ‘manly’ round-about.
Most cruisers will tell you that they relish quiet moments in secluded anchorages and savor the solitude of being alone on a vast ocean.
A Southern Right Whale administers a smack down on the steel-hulled, 32-ft Barens Seatrader Intrepid off Cape Town.
Debunking all the Photoshop theories floating around about the whale-sailboat collision in the above story, CBS has acquired actual video of the incident.
The 2nd Annual Delta Doo Dah is fast approaching — the event runs July 31-August 6, with the Kickoff Party the evening of July 30 at Tradewinds Sailing in Marina Bay Yacht Harbor — and considering the overcast and chilly temps we’ve been seeing on the Bay over the last few days, a week of sun and fun in the Delta looks mighty appealing right about now.
Bryan and Jennifer Saulsbury often sail their Glen Cove-based Cal 2-27 Boris on the Carquinez Straits, but frequently take longer trips to China Camp, Petaluma and Angel Island.
For whatever reason, frugality and boating often seem to go together. In fact it’s a rare mariner who isn’t constantly looking for a better price on supplies or a cheaper way to accomplish regular maintenance tasks.
There are some rewards you just can’t win on the race course, but are available to everyone who sails the Bay.
Don’t look now, but Paddy Power, Ireland’s largest bookmaker, recently took civilization another circle closer to the drain by offering odds on which Gulf of Mexico species will be the first to go extinct due to the big oil spill.
“Fog? No worries. It’s Friday night and we’re out on the water!” Come fog, rain or shine, beer can racing is an ideal antidote for the stresses of the workaday world.
Despite what the mainstream media — who consistently display their ignorance of all things nautical — would have you believe, the crew on the 60-ft eco-cat Plastiki were not rescued off the coast of Australia this weekend.
The all-conquering Horizon crew, clockwise from top left: Jason Adamson, Tom O’Keefe, Peter Kornhaber, John Berry, Robert Plant, navigator Jon Shampain, skipper Jack Taylor, Erik Shampain.
Expedition leader David de Rothschild hopes the Plastiki Expedition will encourage people to really think about their plastic usage.
The attack on Danish-born American sailor Bo Kjaer-Olsen last month in Panama — which led to his death — left many who’ve enjoyed trouble-free cruising in that Central American country wondering what might have motivated Kjaer-Olsen’s five assailants.
“C’mon, guys. Raccoon Strait is for babies — let’s go to the Farallones!”
During our recent trip to Tahiti, few cruisers we spoke to were keeping up with the mind-numbing headlines back home.
“Look ma, I’m sailing!” A new recruit blasts across the Paradise Cay lagoon, adjacent to Tiburon YC.
The spread of the Pac Cup Fleet. © 2010 Pacific Cup With much of fleet either past or approaching the half-way point, the fickle breeze that all but Thursday’s starters experienced in their first few days at sea must be forgotten.
Imagine how you’d feel if you’d spent five years and a small fortune in pursuit of becoming the first person to solo circumnavigate the North Pole, only to be turned back midway by inflexible bureaucrats.
In the Race Notes located in the Racing Sheet in the July issue of Latitude 38, we brought you the news that the RC 44s will be having their first ever American event in Miami in December.
Al Germain sailed into Hanalei aboard his WylieCat 30 Bandicoot 19 days after the race’s start – but only 15 days after he restarted the race.
We’re happy to report that the PDQ 32 catamaran Catalyst, which flipped last week in heavy weather and eventually drifted, upside down, into a reef-fringed North Coast ‘doghole’, has been successfully rescued and righted.
Chip Megeath’s R/P 45 Criminal Mischief powers away from the line and into the lead in Division E.
For cruisers visiting French Polynesia, struggling to learn a little French is hard enough, but trying to master the pronounciation of locally-used Polynesian words is even trickier.
Looking relatively unscathed after her offshore ordeal, Catalyst now idles in a tiny North Coast doghole.
The Satellite Tracker for the ’10 Pacific Cup shows that Trunk Monkey has taken advantage of a freshening breeze to become the closest boat to Hawaii.
If you’re one of those Americans who has always dreamed of cruising to Cuba, in part because the U.S.
Solo circumnavigator Mike Harker of the Manhattan Beach-based Hunter 49 Wanderlust 3 reports that he’s recovering nicely from the terrible beating he received from two thieves who boarded his boat in Simpson Lagoon in the middle of St.
BMW Oracle Racing and the Golden Gate YC announced today that San Francisco Bay is the only American venue under consideration to host the 34th match for the America’s Cup.
Adrian Johnson looked fresh as a plumeria when he crossed the line aboard his Olson 30 Idefix on Saturday.
Robb Walker and Rowena Carlson’s Nozomi and Paul Disario and Tony Porche’s Plus Sixteen rumble off the Cityfront on Monday.
Bay Area sailor Kristy Lugert and her two male crewmen were rescued by US Coast Guard resources Saturday, after their 32-ft catamaran Catalyst capsized in extreme conditions, roughly 20 miles west of Fort Bragg.
In yesterday’s special ‘Lectronic, we reported that solo circumnavigator Mike Harker of the Manhatten Beach-based Hunter 49 Wanderlust 3 had been savagely beaten just before dawn by two thieves while anchored off Martinique.