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.
What started out as a loosely conceived impetus for getting sailors out on the water has now grown into an international phenomenon.
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Columbia 5.5 Meters racing on the Estuary, left to right: Wings, Sonic Death Monkey, Slooperman and Italia.
The dateline above is intentionally vague. For one thing, this story was filed from nowhere near an actual municipality.
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.
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Have you cruised across the Pacific — West Coast to New Zealand — without using any fuel?
A pair of spectacular capsizes kicked off the AC World Series event in Chicago.
Although in her 70s, Jeanne is revved up to do her fourth singlehanded circumnavigation.
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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.
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.
The Ma’s Rover crew tried out their new oars during the postponement of the South Bay InterClub Race on May 14.
Pro sailor Dee Smith has qualified to represent the USA at the Rio Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR.
The famous double-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea was chosen by the United Nations to be the centerpiece of World Oceans Day events there.
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SAIL Amsterdam is only held every five years, so lovers of sailing ships always make sure to not to miss that event.
Believe it or not, we’ve received a half dozen similar shots of mid-ocean freeloaders.
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.
The Bahia de Caraquez peninsula, as it looked before the recent quakes. The entrance to the bay — the mouth of the Rio Chone — is seen beyond it.
Having risen 20 feet, the waters of the Seine have completely flooded one of the main thoroughfares on the Right Bank.
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Tania in action. Some say the ex-Olympian is the greatest Mexican sailor of all time.
It goes without saying that risks to life and limb — as well as to boats — are inherent in yacht racing.
As our cover photo illustrates, sailing is big fun, even when you’re riding the rail.
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."
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.
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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.