Some people like nothing better than to be alone on a vast ocean in a small boat.
"Sailing changed my life," exclaimed Abby Mohan from the helm of Freda B, an 80-ft (LOA) gaff-rigged schooner.
PHOTO There have been plenty of reminders lately why boating safety is a deadly serious matter.
Since registration began last Thursday, 19 boats have signed up for September’s reggae-themed SoCal Ta-Ta cruisers’ rally, meaning there are only 31 slots left until the max of 50 is reached.
The course for the SoCal Ta-Ta – from Santa Barbara to Catalina – should require little or no upwind sailing.
A svelte Jack van Ommen with Fleetwood on the French canals months before the boat was lost to a storm in the Med.
In an NPR interview last Sunday, offshore rescue survivor Eric Kaufman of Rebel Heart explained that when his sat phone stopped functioning correctly while roughly 900 miles offshore, he and his wife Charlotte lost the ability to consult with US Coast Guard personnel about their emergency situation.
Some passagemakers make as few sail changes as possible. But aboard Skabenga they think nothing of dousing the main and spinnaker in order to catch and release a marlin.
After buying my first keelboat many years ago, I picked up a little book that gave an overview of all the issues boaters should be concerned with.
The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is hosting a lifejacket trade-in program statewide this coming Saturday, May 17 from noon to 2 p.m.
The relief of being rescued was bittersweet for the Kaufman family, as that process meant having to scuttle their floating home.
Last week we posted a video of Red Bull Sailing t-boning Alinghi during the pre-start of racing on the final day of racing in Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China.
This file shot gives you an idea of Hugo Boss’ offshore speed. She was beating upwind when the partial dismasting occurred, apparently under shortened sail, as no sail damage was reported.
The formerly brown baseball field at Turtle Bay is now a lush, plastic green.
Jack and Marce in better times. “I’m proud that we didn’t panic,” wrote Marce.
The families aboard two multihulls enjoy a little beach time just off Piper Slough near Bethel Island.
A tragic accident will not stop John Spicher from experiencing the wonders of the Sea of Cortez.
America’s Cup 34 has won an Emmy in the newly created "Outstanding New Approaches — Sports Events Coverage" category.
You may recall that a year ago the Auld Mug ‘posed’ for this shot overlooking the Golden Gate.
Here on the Left Coast today — aka Cinco de Mayo — is one of those holidays that gets marketers, restaurateurs and bar keepers revved up to a fever pitch of excitement.
The early-morning start of the last leg of the Ha-Ha from Bahia Santa Maria.
Although 53 years old, the 80-ft custom ketch Tatoosh was looking as sweet as the day she was first launched as she roared past Pt.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday weren’t the best days to sunbathe on the beach at Avalon, reports Kate Olsen, Administrative Assistant for the Avalon Harbor Patrol.
We think you’ll like the cover of the May Latitude 38. Perhaps best titled simply as “Smokin’,” it shows the West Coast-based Hotel California, Too roaring down a wave at the recent Voiles de St.
The brutally active sailboat racing season in the Northeast Caribbean — which we take to be between the British Virgins and Antigua — is not over, but the end is nigh.
If you missed us at Strictly Sail Pacific, you can still get your official Latitude 38 gear on our website.
As mentioned above, the 12th biennial Transat AG2R has come to a thrilling conclusion in Gustavia, St.
This reporter enjoyed her maiden Bullship in a boat generously loaned by John Amen, but unfortunately took too long (almost an hour) to clear the Marin shore and so was told to turn back by the race committee.
Peter Vargas, center in blue hat, stands below Moonshadow with his Sea Tek team.