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It’s hard to think of a boat more deserving of a rainbow’s end than Patsy ‘La Reina del Mar’ Verhoven’s Gulfstar 50 Talion.
Delivery crew Lyn Silva and two others aboard the Andrews 45 Locomotion had to be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter Monday night, while only 150 miles from completing their delivery form Hawaii to San Diego.
Two months after Canadian cruiser John Ridsdel of the cat Aziza was beheaded in the Philippines by Abu Sayyaf jihadis, the same rebel group has now — apparently — executed his countryman, Robert Hall of Renova.
Conditions were relatively mild when Rogues’ Scholarship’s call for help reached the Coast Guard, but a storm three days earlier had completely disabled her.  © 2016 US Coast Guard District 13 Having survived three days adrift roughly 45 miles off the Oregon coast this week, three Pacific Northwest sailors are reportedly very happy to be back on dry land, thanks to assistance from multiple Coast Guard assets.
The SoCal Ta-Ta will be your only chance of the year to start a sailing event by dancing down the Santa Barbara seawall to the sound of reggae music.  latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re interested in doing the fourth running of the SoCal Ta-Ta, the Southern California version of the Baja Ha-Ha, don’t delay in signing up as space is limited and 60% of the spots have already been taken.
The Ma’s Rover crew tried out their new oars during the postponement of the South Bay InterClub Race on May 14.
The famous double-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea was chosen by the United Nations to be the centerpiece of World Oceans Day events there.
SAIL Amsterdam is only held every five years, so lovers of sailing ships always make sure to not to miss that event.
Although the fleet enjoyed some bikini weather, the triple-digit temps forecast didn’t materialize for Saturday’s Delta Ditch Run from Richmond to Stockton.
Jérémie Beyou’s Maître Coq leads competitors past Lady Liberty last week on a nonstop sprint to France, that serves as the final warmup for November’s Vendée Globe solo around-the-world race.
Having risen 20 feet, the waters of the Seine have completely flooded one of the main thoroughfares on the Right Bank.
It goes without saying that risks to life and limb — as well as to boats — are inherent in yacht racing.
Fun racing in the Standard Masters Worlds on Day 4 (yesterday). © John Pounder "Laser sailing/racing in Banderas Bay is heaven: warm water, warmer air temps, 6- to 10-knot breeze in the early afternoon building to 12-15 by mid-afternoon meaning lighter weight sailors have a shot in the first race and heavier sailors can come on in the second race." So said Walt Spevak of Mill Valley, who competed there for the Laser Radial Masters Worlds in April.
The sad news has just reached us that Edward Staples’ and Annette Alexander’s SoCal-based Island Packet sailboat Sandpiper caught fire and sank May 14, while crossing the Sea of Cortez en route to Mazatlan.
While the West Coast sailing scene celebrates Memorial Day with the running of a revamped Spinnaker Cup race from San Francisco to Monterey and an all-new multi-stage California Offshore Race Week, East Coast sailors are focused on the New York-Vendée solo transatlantic race beginning on Sunday and the Atlantic Cup doublehanded coastal race beginning on Saturday.
Lemme guess: Rip Van Winkle? Leon Russell? No, that’s actually solo circumnavigator Jeff Hartjoy looking rather wooly after spending 204 days alone at sea.
For reasons we’ll never understand, many people choose to take long road trips over the Memorial Day Weekend, and invariably end up spending long hours in ugly, mind-numbing traffic.
The West Coast is well represented on US Sailing Team Sperry. Californian Paris Henken and Washingtonian Helena Scutt, a Stanford grad, sail the 49erFX, the women’s version of the 49er skiff.