The California sailing community has once again been thrown into mourning. San Diego’s Craig Williams, 36, died this weekend during the Islands Race.
The body of William Hoffman was found aboard his boat Dark Star, type unknown, on March 6 at the Perula anchorage in Chamela Bay on Mexico’s Gold Coast.
Located at Nuevo Vallarta’s Paradise Village Resort, the Vallarta YC has generously co-hosted our annual Mexico Pacific Puddle Jump Send-off Party ever since it opened 15 years ago.
One crewmember of James Gilmore’s San Diego-based Columbia Carbon 32 Uncontrollable Urge perished early this morning when the brand-new boat dragged anchor into the surf at San Clemente Island during the Newport-to-San Diego Island Race.
Raindancer was lost on a reef at Grenada. © 2013 John Rogers Maybe it’s because wood yachts are organic, like us humans, that we find the loss of a wooden boat to be more depressing than the loss of a fiberglass or steel boat.
The weird tale of the theft of John Fruth’s Sausalito-based Oyster 82 Darling and her subsequent grounding at Pacifica’s Linda Mar Beach just keeps getting weirder.
Remember the lawsuit filed by Todd Tholke, the liveaboard musician and member of the St.
John Fruth’s Oyster 82 Darling took a pounding by the Pacifica surf for about 24 hours before she was finally pulled free.
Having managed to escape the snow of Newport, Rhode Island, and made it to St.
According to Darling’s owner, she was stolen from her slip in Sausalito. Parker Diving is en route to effect a salvage.
There’s a common perception among many non-sailors that access to our sport is difficult-to-impossible unless you’re a billionaire.
The following is Judy Lang’s detailed summary of what happened the night she and her partner Bill Lilly of Newport Beach were victims of an armed robbery aboard Bill’s Lagoon 470 catamaran Moontide.
Among the things that cruisers will learn about during our Vallarta YC Send-Off Party this afternoon, is the warm Polynesian welcome they’ll receive in the islands.
The March issue of Latitude 38 starts hitting all the usual Bay Area spots today.
After smashing the existing monohull sailing record from New York to San Francisco, the turboed Volvo 70 Maserati has hauled out at the KKMI boatyard in Richmond.
Longtime readers know that Latitude has always been averse to doing boat reviews.
The Coast Guard risks their lives during SAR missions. © USCG Speculation is running rampant across the country that the distress calls received by the Coast Guard on Sunday, reporting that two adults and two children abandoned ship to a makeshift liferaft as their 29-ft sailboat Charm Blow sank out from under them, was a hoax.
The most amazing and exciting moment in yesterday’s US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards presentation came when Paralympic silver medalist Jennifer French stood up out of her wheelchair.
For many years Mike Johnson has been cruising to far-flung corners of the Earth with little fanfare.
The Coast Guard are actively searching off Monterey for a family of four — a married couple, their four-year-old son, and his under-eight-year-old cousin — who reported their sailboat was sinking yesterday afternoon.
"I sailed through Bora Bora in 1982 and stopped at the Bora Bora YC," writes Gig Harbor, WA’s Randy Mueller.
The Wanderer, having been traveling, just caught up with the February 20 ‘Lectronic, and was particularly enthralled by the 17 Takes Flight item.
Chiquita leads Clarsa in a friendly Venture 23 match race. © Jeff D My sailing buddy Jack Foster flew out from Warrenton, VA to join me for the 600-mile tow from Napa to Lake Havasu, AZ, for the 6th Annual Havasu Pocket Cruisers Convention with my Venture of Newport 23 Clarsa, the first visit for both of us.
Time flies when you’re watching some of the most talented solo racers sail around the world.
Remember back at the end of September when the French Energy Team’s AC45 cat broke loose from its mooring off the San Francisco waterfront and drifted onto the rocky western shore of Treasure Island?
Seen here heading south along the Baja Coast in 2009, Moontide is well known within both the Southern California and Mexico cruising communities.
Bay Area sailors have reported a number of sightings of Oracle Team USA’s AC72 17 since her relaunch on February 4.