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Saved By a Sailor
I had just returned from Africa with my father and family after witnessing a solar eclipse. My dad was an astrophysicist who was studying solar flares and solar winds, so it was a research mission.
Don't Be Late for that Special Date
There have been recent reports in the media about humpback whale sightings on the Bay, saying this is unusually early for them to be seen.
When Flotsam is Not What it Seems
… this thing was sailing, and it was steady on course. I was watching from a cabin window, and lost sight of the thing as it came closer and sailed below my field of view.
Spring Regattas on the Near Horizon
Northern and Southern California regattas, beer can series, cancellations, and virtual events in the month of April.
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This exquisite waterfront on Belvedere's Corinthian Island was custom designed and built in 2008 for a well-known yacht racer.
Views of the Pointy End
While walking the docks of the California Yacht Club we couldn't help noticing the jewels adorning the noses of the many boats in their slips.
Wet Wild Ride Down the Coast
Romping down the course from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas in less than two days, Roy P. Disney and his world-class crew on Pyewacket 70 have established a new monohull course record.
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This exquisite waterfront on Belvedere's Corinthian Island was custom designed and built in 2008 for a well-known yacht racer.
Talking About Women Sailors
A couple of readers have since responded to the story and told us about the female sailor who inspired them — unsurprisingly, both are Bay Area sailors.
Getting Ready for Summer Sailing
In an emergency, VHF is the only thing that can directly connect you to the US Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system, giving you access to high-tech emergency response and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capabilities.
Eight Bells
Point Richmond resident and adventurer Chris Welsh passed away suddenly on March 15 at age 58. Rarely if ever does one cross paths with an individual as interesting or as accomplished as Chris.
Girl Power
March is Women's History Month, and we'd like to pay homage to women sailors who pushed against the tide of sailing's traditional hierarchy to forge their way into sailing's record books.
This Time a Year Ago
We were reminded of some of the beauty we'd experienced while sailing in Mexico when we saw Catalina Liana's photos of Wednesday's beer can racing on Banderas Bay.
The Things We See or Don't
One of the attractions of sailing is lifelong learning, and we have numerous examples of our own regular sailing follies to prove that's true.
America's Cupdone
New Zealand captured a little 'luck of the Irish', defending the America’s Cup by defeating Luna Rossa by 49 seconds on match point to win 7-3.
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This exquisite waterfront on Belvedere's Corinthian Island was custom designed and built in 2008 for a well-known yacht racer.
Repairs Are Sometimes Simple
There is a simple test to determine if a thermostat is opening and closing properly. Place it into boiling water. It should open in the water and close when removed.
Looking Forward
We've all been missing boat shows, and while there isn't a show planned for this April, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show management is forging ahead with plans for the future.
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We will focus on getting to know your boat, maintenance, and finding your tribe to help you enjoy all the Bay has to offer.
Earth and Sky Rampage
The South Pacific has been a hive of natural activity recently, with multiple earthquakes and a Category 5 cyclone keeping island nations on alert for damaging winds, rains and tsunamis.
America's Cupdate
We made it past that 'magic' moment of the first race of the America’s Cup, though it was a bit 'tragic' momentarily for…
Getting Kids on the Water this Summer
Sailing is an adventure. It is fun and games, but the personal growth achieved on a boat lasts a lifetime: teamwork, courage, and overcoming fears.
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We will focus on getting to know your boat, maintenance, and finding your tribe to help you enjoy all the Bay has to offer.
All Tied Up
How does an inexperienced sailor learn her knots without driving her captain and fellow crew crazy, or worse, getting herself tossed overboard?