A photo of a photo of Big O doing one of the Dickenson Bay races in the mid-1990s.
The grounding of a bright yellow Catalina 27 at Ocean Beach, was a minor news story Monday, but it serves as a painful reminder to all who plan to sail south this fall or winter to head several miles out past the Golden Gate before hanging a left. 
Ron Kell’s Express 27 Abigail Morgan in light surf outside the Gate, on the return leg from Point Bonita Buoy.
Our old Flying Scud may be more than 50 years old, but we think the Philip Rhodes design still looks great.
During an interview not long ago, we asked a Coast Guard rescue pilot how often mariners who’ve been rescued return to a Search and Rescue (SAR) base to personally thank their saviors.
Crossing the Pacific, garbage wasn’t the only thing Stay Gold picked up. Presumably, this flying fish was returned to the sea.
The Notice of Race for the Conch Republic Cup Key West Cuba Race Week was released earlier this month, and already at least one Bay Area boat is entered.
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Swan 461, 2006 Sistership © 2015 KKMI Lohengrin is a low use, single-owner boat set up for easy short-handed sailing.
In our special report yesterday on a kidnapping incident at a Philippine marina, we presented all the details that were available to us at the time.
In August, West Marine announced the 29 youth boating nonprofit organizations that received $1,500 checks from its BlueFuture Fund™.
Ocean View Resort and Marina, the site of the kidnappings. © 2015 Ocean View Resort Three foreign nationals and a Filipina partner were abducted late Monday night from the upscale Ocean View Resort near Davao City off the southern Philippine island of Mindinao.
Back in the 1980s, big beautiful schooners were still among the most desirable offerings of Caribbean charter fleets, and a number of high-profile celebrities were often seen in popular anchorages of St.
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Renaud Laplanche and Ryan Breymaier brought new meaning to the rent-a-boat concept. During their six-month rental of the 105-ft VPLP maxi-tri Lending Club 2, they challenged and shattered three prestigious sailing records — most notably here on the West Coast, the outright Los Angeles-to-Honolulu record, with the jaw-dropping time of 3 days and 19 hours. 
Among possible candidates for the ‘face’ of this year’s Ta-Ta are Kurt and Katie Braun of the Deerfoot 74 Interlude.
After a zillion hours of volunteer labor, the Golden Rule is whole again, and sailing the West Coast with her message of peace. 
In the aftermath of last weekend’s tragic late-night boating accident in Catalina’s Descanso Bay that took the lives of two young boaters, another on-the-water fatality occurred yesterday, 26 miles away at Two Harbors. 
In the wake of America’s Cup 34 — where deep-pocketed syndicates dumped unprecedented resources into the development and advancement of foiling technology — more and more boats have begun flying.
Before you take off sailing this weekend, remember that September 15 is the deadline to enter this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha cruising rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.