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Shootin' the Breeze
South Bay Youth Sailing on the Move The Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation, or PYSF, has steadily been building its ranks over the years.
America's Cup 36
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron required Stars + Stripes Team USA and DutchSail to confirm their ongoing commitment to the 36th America’s Cup by July 1. The first announcement came from Long Beach Yacht Club on June 29.
Restricted Areas
The US Coast Guard reminds mariners to stay clear of fireworks-display barges and shoreside facilities during the upcoming holiday. Temporary safety zones have been established surrounding fireworks displays.
Ocean Cleanup
The North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, often referred to as the Pacific Gyre, consists of a sea of floating plastic material — various bottles, plastic chairs, packaging straps, buckets, rope and fishing nets. Several efforts have been undertaken recently to try and rid the Pacific Ocean of this debris.
I need a new Latitude
The July issue is quite possibly our favorite Latitude 38 ever — especially Letters, which also has a sober discussion about readers' run-ins with white squalls, a continuing debate about the Oakland Estuary, and lots of musings about people's first boats, best boats, and last boats.
Tokyo 2020 Games
With just over a year left until the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, tickets will go on sale July 9 for the 2020 Olympics.
Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous
"Doing the Rendez-vous has been the most fun we’ve had on our entire trip,” said Tara Travers-Stephens with an ear-to-ear grin. She and her husband John had vowed to take part in the annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous aboard their Redwood City-based Tatoosh 50. But in order to make good on that promise they had to battle abnormally unsettled wind and sea conditions on their 200-mile crossing from the Tuamotus to Tahiti.
In the Hampshires
The breeze in New Hampshire was 10 to 15 knots, rustling the trees in my friend’s back yard in Rye, New Hampshire, which was just a few miles from the beach and Rye Harbor State Park. 
The Latitude Movie Club
In 1973, five men and six women embarked on a 101-day scientific sea adventure, drifting across the Atlantic on a raft called Acali. In 1989, the first all-female crew raced around the world in the Whitbread on Maiden.
Busy Summer
The SSS Great Pacific Longitude Race, a qualifier for the Singlehanded TransPac, leads off a busy July race schedule, with a start off San Francisco on July 3. Doublehanded and singlehanded boats sail west for 200 miles…
World Sailing Awards
World Sailing invites you to nominate individuals, teams and organizations for the 2019 World Sailing Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding achievement and exceptional contributions to the sport of sailing.
International Racing
Money can do a lot of things, but it can’t change the weather. Sometimes, though, you have to wonder. The New York SailGP event, held this past weekend on the Hudson off lower Manhattan, managed to find a perfect weather window after a week of heavy rain and fog in the Northeast.
Washing Waxing Varnishing
Westwind Washing, Waxing, Varnishing. Serving the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
Bay Area Maritime History
This month marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most horrendous events of World War II, which occurred right here in the Bay Area.
International Racing
As the growing body of SailGP fans anticipate today’s start of the New York event, the six international teams that will take to the start line have a new image to add to their vision of series supremacy.
Delta History
Back in 1933, sixteen 16-year-old boys founded the club as the Ionic Sailing Club. The teenage founders included three sets of brothers: the Stephens brothers, the Colberg brothers, and Fred and Jim Van Dyke.
Learning to sail on San Francisco Bay
We joined about a dozen other boat owners who volunteered boats and time to teach almost 40 inspired women new skills and take several for their very first sail. It was a perfect intro weekend with gentle breezes and warm temperatures. Now what?
Waterfront law enforcement
The Coast Guard said there is a “growing concern” about illegal charter boats in the Bay Area, and has recently boarded over 50 boats to verify captain’s licenses.
Treasure Island Update
Have you wondered about Treasure Island and Olympic sailing's move west, and the silence after the bold announcements of 2018? Yes, it's been quiet, but only because the folks behind FAST, the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology, have to move at the pace of larger forces.
PICYA Yacht Club Challenge
Ten yacht clubs raced 10 matched J/22s in a three-day challenge to win some heavy silver Friday through Saturday. Friday's windy race on heavy ebb-chop took the four-person teams, with women at the helm, from St. Francis Yacht Club, which provided the boats, to event co-host Richmond Yacht Club.
The World Famous L 38
Here’s your June Caption Contest(!) Please comment below, or email us here.
Resourceful Sailor Series
On Friday, the Resourceful Sailor found that his outboard-motor bracket on his 1985 Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 Sampaguita was making an unsual noise.
John Vandemoer Sentenced
Former Stanford head sailing coach John Vandemoer will not serve a prison sentence for his part in the college admissions scandal. Vandemoer was the first person to be sentenced as a result of the federal sting called Operation Varsity Blues.
Resourceful Sailor Series
I could hear a ticking sound from the direction of the stern as I was gently rolling side to side. With the sails up and the motor off, the new and unusual sound warranted investigation. I finally tracked it to the…
STEM Program
Treasure Island Sailing Center, which has worked with 11th Hour Racing since 2013, looks forward to expanding their STEM program with the funding.
Race to Alaska
It was the best kind of win for what’s fast becoming the best kind of race. Due to glitches on boats and ashore, nobody knew who was ahead or who would win the 700+ mile Race to Alaska until they hove into view off the Ketchikan Yacht Club yesterday.
Southern California Cruising Rally
We need the owners of at least 30 boats to express serious interest in the rally, or else it's simply not worth going through the considerable organizational hoops to make it an official event.
Greetings from the Marquesas
Rose and Frank Corser were both in their mid-30s in 1972 when they set sail from Newport Beach for the Marquesas Islands aboard their 35-ft Seagoer.
The BCDC Audit
The Recreational Boaters of California, or RBOC, is calling on Bay Area sailors to take action.