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In 2007, four blue whales like these were killed by ship strikes in and around the Santa Barbara Channel.
The fun-loving crew of Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Australian-flagged Transfusion switched sports from sailing to halyard-skurfing in response to Friday’s conditions.
"We may be geese, headed south for the winter, or the Ha-Ha may just be the first leg of a very, very long vacation," say Tom & Kelly Miller of the Alameda-based Panda 40 Stochastic. 
While right now cruising in Mexico may seem to be all about paperwork, this photo is more indicative of what it’s really like.
Looking for something unusual to do on the water this weekend? Why not take part in the annual Petaluma River Festival, today through Sunday.
We don’t care what anybody says, the Biblical Job didn’t suffer anywhere nearly as much as the Grand Poobah of the Baja Ha-Ha has in his endless attempts to make paperwork requirements understandable to normal human beings wanting to bring their boats to Mexico.
No, this image hasn’t been color-adjusted in Photoshop. The water in Tonga really is that blue, clear and inviting. 
Farr 40s Nightshift, Plenty, and Voodoo Chile racing on the Cityfront in September’s Rolex Big Boat Series.
An aerial view of Saturday’s race around the cans in Alicante. © David Ramos / Volvo Ocean Race Seven teams will start the 39,000-mile around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race tomorrow in Alicante, Spain, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.
After their budget-related 2013 hiatus, the Blue Angels and other aerial daredevils will be back this weekend.
Tomorrow the Baja Ha-Ha rally’s Grand Poobah and others will be attending an invitation-only meeting in Huntington Beach that will address the many problems with paperwork for boats and people going to Mexico this winter.
Talk about an unlikely life raft. Who would have thought this plastic container could deliver a wayward sailor to safety. 
There is more green on the baseball field in Turtle Bay than in the rest of Baja — minus the Cabo golf courses — combined.
As hinted by our October cover, right now is prime time for southbound cruisers to enjoy tranquil Channel Islands anchorages.
While reminding everyone that the Baja Ha-Ha does not do TIPs or Nautical Visas for anyone, we’ll try to review the process one more time to answer common questions.