This photo was taken at a small island tucked into a famous and scenic bay in the Pacific Ocean, a favorite of sailors from near and far.
Defending world champion John Kilroy’s Melges 20 Samba Pa Ti on Saturday. © Leslie Richter Samba Pa Ti managed to recover from this capsize for her worst (16th place) finish of the regatta, which Kilroy, sailing with Bill Hardesty and Jeff Reynolds, threw out to repeat as world champion.
Jeff Hartjoy is making final preparations aboard his and wife Debbie’s Baba 40 ketch Sailors Run for a Halloween departure from Ecuador on his approaching nonstop solo circumnavigation.
Remember our recent story (September Sightings, p.74) about the Coast Guard capturing a self-propelled semi-submersible on July 17, somewhere off the coast of Mexico, that was filled with bales of cocaine?
While the Valley Fire continued to rage in devastated Lake County, we checked in with our contacts at Konocti Bay Sailing Club to see how they were holding up, and to learn if the fire had altered their busy sailing schedule.
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.  Many sailors have learned a hard lesson after cutting the corner too close after departing the Golden Gate.
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.  Previously the pair and their crewmates smashed both the Newport-Bermuda and Cowes, GBR-to-Dinard, FRA, records.
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.  © 2015 Golden Rule Project If you have sympathies for the anti-nuke movement, you won’t want to miss the chance to check out the original ‘peace boat’, the Golden Rule, which is scheduled to arrive in San Francisco Bay this Sunday.