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Solo Round-the-World Race
The frontrunners in the Vendée Globe have returned to a hero’s welcome in France. In an unprecedented series of events, the third boat to finish has been declared the winner.
Another of Sailing's Greats Recognized
Jack van Ommen has been awarded the Ocean Cruising Club's 2020 Jester Award in recognition of his years-long journey to circumnavigate the globe before his 80th birthday.
Forecasting More Than the Weather
One of the big challenges for race committees has been understanding the ever-changing guidelines regarding what's allowed in the Bay Area. Thanks to the Yacht Racing Association, that's now become somewhat easier.
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January Finish in the North Atlantic
The top five boats are within 200 miles of the finish after over 24,000 miles of racing, and the leader, Charlie Dalin on Apivia, is within 40 miles and sailing at 18 knots.
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Circumnavigations with and without Crew
In the ninth edition of the solo Vendée Globe, it’s still a dead heat at the head of the pack, with yet another skipper attempting to stake his claim to victory.
Winning in 2020
"It was pretty sad to watch each race in our season get canceled after the March Shelter in Place order," reports Express 27 fleet captain Lori Tewksbury of Hang 20. "We had no racing for a few months. But then Richmond Yacht Club started their beer cans . . .
Sleepless in Sausalito
It was a sleepless night for many Sausalito boat owners Monday night into Tuesday morning as stormy winds sent boats scudding across the Bay.
Wandering through the Archives
We've added 1990 to 2004 to our digital archives. Go back to read stories, research past events, and see what was going on in the black and white pages of Latitude 38.
Just Sing
Sea chanteys are no longer just for the old salts. The brave new world of doing everything virtually has brought them to Gen Z.
America's Cupdate
A weekend that began with the highest of hopes for American Magic descended into the depths of despair with a nightmare capsize.
More Illegal Anchor Outs
Clearly the Bay Area has a housing crisis, though just as clearly to most people, solving homelessness with illegal anchorages filling up with aging and poorly maintained vessels is not the solution.
The Resourceful Sailor Series
The windowpane seals and gaskets on the opening portlights of Sampaguita, my 1985 Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20, were showing age. At first, it was daunting to consider taking these oval, bronze portlights apart.
America's Cup Challenger Series Underway
The Prada Cup kicked off today with a sudden reversal of fortunes after INEOS Team UK turned things around, beating both New York Yacht Club's American Magic and Luna Rossa.
Moore 33 and 24 News
In wake of the property owners’ decision not to renew the lease, Moore Sailboats Inc. will move production of the all-new Alan Andrews-designed Moore 33 to Riverside County.
Pandemic Adjustments Continue
The regional conditions and shelter-in-place requirement means that race committee boats and competitor boats must be from the same household.
Sailing a Sharpie
A few weeks back, we received word from a local sailor that an odd-looking sailboat had mysteriously appeared in Richmond. We hot-footed it over there, but by the time we arrived the boat had just as mysteriously disappeared.
Uncrewed Boats On A Mission
Bay Area boatbuilder Saildrone has launched a new vessel, the Saildrone Surveyor — a 72-foot uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) equipped for high-resolution mapping of the ocean seafloor.
The Freedom of Sailing
Freedom and escape from the chaos ashore are two of the most alluring reasons to sail on the Bay. If you escaped this weekend, send us some pics!
America's Cupdate
It’s all on for the Prada Cup Challenger 'trio' as the dance begins tomorrow evening. The three Challengers, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Ineos Team UK and American Magic, will begin a series of elimination Round Robins.
The World Famous L38
Welcome to our first Caption Contest(!) for 2021. What do you make of this photo?
Circumnavigations with and without Crew
More than two months into the Vendée Globe, Yannick Bestaven continues to lead. On the long ascent of the Atlantic Ocean, Maître CoQ IV maintains the smallest of cushions as the leaders begin to slow down in light air.