In 1968, the first solo, non-stop race around the world set sail from the United Kingdom and into history.
Managing Editor Turpin at the helm of Profligate while heading south during a Baja Ha-Ha rally.
Happy New Year 2017 from Armel Le Cléac’h, the leader of the Vendée Globe.
The greatly modified cat Ceilydh glides past the harbor entrance buoy and Moorea’s majestic Opunohu Bay.
J/Boats has come up with a brilliant marketing idea to build interest among future boat owners in its hot new sportboat class, the J/70.
Bang! The photo shows the first Oyster World fleet setting out from the Pillars of Hercules, Antigua, for their voyage around the world.
Beached boats are a nightmare for local authorities, and when owners don’t have the means to pay for their removal and associated shoreside damage, taxpayers end up footing the bill.
US Sailing announced yesterday that Olympic bronze medalist Caleb Paine of San Diego and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz of Lafayette (in the East Bay) have been named 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
While some West Coast racing fleets are shrinking, we’re thrilled to announce that a new breed of cutting-edge racing machines will soon be heading our way.
One of the most famous authors ever to emerge from the Bay Area, Jack London had a special reverence for small-boat sailors.
Perhaps the white shell on the ‘chisel’ of the Rocna anchor reduced the anchor’s holding power.
Lia Ditton was the youngest skipper and the only female to complete the 2005 OSTAR (Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race), in a 34-ft trimaran called Shockwave.
Just as there are many ways to enjoy sailing — daysailing, racing, cruising — there are also a variety of ways by which you can learn to sail.
Bill Lee’s 1977 68-ft sled Merlin has been racing in the Santa Cruz Yacht Club Midwinter Series this season.
Now that the holidays are over, the racing season is starting in earnest in the Eastern Caribbean.
Illegally mooring a boat long-term in Marin County’s Richardson Bay might sound like a good idea.
Peter Johnstone, the founder and former owner of Gunboat Catamarans, reports that Rainmaker, hull #1 of the Gunboat 55 series, is getting a refit.
On a fabulous SoCal December day, the Fantasy Sail was held on blue water under blue skies.
Imagine yourself aboard this monster tri, blasting across the Southern Ocean at 35 knots.
Jack van Ommen wants his family, friends and many fans not to be overly concerned about what looks like a perilous situation for him and his Gig Harbor, Washington-based Naja 30 Fleetwood.
As scenic a venue as any for a raft-up, Corinthian YC facilitates both competition and camaraderie during their popular Midwinter Series.
How about finally getting your boat handicapped and doing some Bay races this year?
Perpetual LOYAL charges south toward Hobart in record-breaking time. © Rolex / Daniel Forster Like Thomas Coville breaking Francis Joyon’s solo ’round-the-world record after several failed attempts, today’s ‘Lectronic is about persistence and faith’s paying dividends.
John Kostecki (second from left) called tactics on Joel Ronning’s J/70 Catapult at the Worlds on San Francisco Bay in September; Catapult won the championship.
The idea of traveling around the world in 80 days by any means was once viewed as mere fantasy.
The icy docks seen all over the Bay Area recently remind us of an important lesson learned: A few years ago I was walking down a dock toward my boat on a cold winter’s night when I heard a muffled sound that I first assumed was a seal — which was puzzling, as we never see seals in our marina.
What’s for Christmas dinner? How about freshly steamed crab? © 2016 No, not Christmas.
Solar, as seen coming out of the shed in the Netherlands a few months ago.
Tom and Naty Marlow’s Ketch 22, towing her dinghy, was among the boats lighting up the Estuary on December 3.