SCENES FROM WAYBACK
Historical San Francisco waterfront photos shot on glass plates by D. H. Wulzen Jr.
Hear how to recover and come back stronger from a major collision, figure out and achieve your career goals, keep the joy in sailing, and much more.
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SAILORS ACROSS THE COUNTER
You bump into sailors in all the best places. Especially when in search of help for boat projects.
Considerations for the Baja Bash
Baja California is notorious for strong northwesterly winds, making northbound transits to the US challenging in the spring.
Did you get out sailing in February? It has been an incredible spring for many sailors.
NINE DECADES OF SAILING
Commodore Warwick Tompkins starts another decade in fine form on the Sausalito waterfront.
Get Ready for the Good Reads
The March issue of 'Latitude 38' is out tomorrow, just ahead of the extended daylight hours for sailing!
Registrations are open now! The challenge is to maintain speed through the shadow of Angel Island, find the best combination of wind and current past the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and East Brother Light Station, and then avoid the mud shoals on the east side of San Pablo Bay.
Look, but Don't Touch?
Waterfront development pressures continue to crowd out sailing but Alameda gives a nod to sailing on its city website.
Regattas Coming Up in March
Weekend Regattas in California; Early Beer Cans Get Rolling; South of the Border
Stephen M. Pitts Memorial Opti Regatta
Del Rey Yacht Club ran their annual Stephen M. Pitts Memorial/SCYA Midwinters Optimist Regatta.
Checking Your Equipment
On April 20, disposable (non-rechargeable) and rechargeable units that are more than 12 years past their manufacture date will need to be replaced.
Join Shearwater Sailing for sailing offshore and on San Francisco Bay, plus front-row seats to next month's SailGP.
Simplicity on the Water
There's something about traditional yachting that always stirs the heart.
The Last Installment
Issues of water quality, damage to the Bay floor, and the housing crisis collide to create a difficult but necessary debate.
Hot Off the Press
What if you go to your usual magazine distributor and find they're all out of 'Latitude 38s? Or what if you don't have time to go get one?
Yacht Racing on San Francisco Bay
Weekend #4 of the Berkeley Yacht Club Midwinters was as good as winter racing on San Francisco Bay gets — but it did not start out that way.
The Sounds of Sailing
Olivia is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, writer, and USCG 50-Ton Master-certified captain with over 20,000 nautical miles of offshore sailing experience.
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Culture and History on Show
In 2021, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park surpassed a visitation milestone of 125 million accumulated recreation visits since its establishment in 1988.
The Story Continues
As the end of the anchor-out era on Richardson Bay approaches, Tim Henry delves into the facts and hearsay of the long-running debate.
Start 'em Young
You just can't start sailing too young.
Two-Weekend Regatta Wraps Up
Signing up for midwinter racing adds that extra level of commitment for you and your crew to get the boat out sailing in the winter.
Rules Matter, But ...
Maybe my club's race chair thought that my age and demeanor would give the appearance of wisdom and integrity — but it would only be appearance.
Discover San Francisco Bay and all that inspires those of us who live or visit here.
A Salty Event For Sailors
It's a classic event steeped in the tradition and culture of the Port Townsend maritime community. With the help of local sponsors, the event is free, and all sailboats are welcome, regardless of class or size.
When we started reporting on the latest developments on Richardson Bay in August 2021, we were compelled to compare the Bay Area's protracted conflict over anchor-outs to the then-ending war in Afghanistan: A decades-long intervention into a historically ungovernable region was coming to a conclusion, and in some ways, we seemed to end exactly where we'd started.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Beach the boat, clean the bottom, and sail away. What could possibly go wrong?
Thinking Outside the Box
The Resourceful Sailor looks outside the standard tool box to find creative ways of removing chainplate bolts.
Join Shearwater Sailing for sailing Offshore and on San Francisco Bay, plus front row seats to next month's SailGP.
Feasting and Fun
Sausalito Community Boating Center's 9th annual Herring Festival is online and in person, with a full menu at Spinnakers, a silent auction, and raffles.
What Would You Do?
How much is too much? At what point do wealth and the trappings of success become excessive, extravagant and extreme?
FAST FOILING AHEAD
The foilers are coming to San Francisco Bay in March. This video will teach you how to crew aboard.
Sailing for Your Ears
Margie is a lifelong sailor, a Singlehanded Transpacific racer, and an ASA instructor who is passionate about supporting women in following their sailing dreams.
For power and sail. Hourly rate from $50 up. Weekend and weekday work available.
Current Waterfront Happenings
Anyone interested in the next intake of Boatworks 101 apprentices is invited to join the crew for an information session and tour of the facility.
Historic Sailing Headlines
"W.R. Hearst’s 'Examiner' used to cover yachting quite decently."
Barra de Navidad Cruise-In Week
The second annual Flamingo FUNd Race on Friday raised fun and funds for the schools of Barra de Navidad.
The World Famous L38
And now for something a little different … Welcome to February's Caption Contest(!).
Make every anchorage comfortable when you deploy the FlopStopper.
CRUISE READY IN MEXICO
What a perfect day to be thinking about your beloved! We're talking about your beloved sailboat, of course. Tomorrow is the deadline for the March Classifieds.
A Look At the Past
There's lots of sailing history on San Francisco Bay.
MEXICO ON THE HORIZON FOR 2022
As we head into spring many are already thinking about heading south in the fall for Baja Ha-Ha XXVIII.
West Coast Sailors Honored
Bay Area sailor Emily Zugnoni and two-time Olympic medalist Charlie McKee are among 16 sailors who received a US Sailing Association Award.
Visit Vallejo Marina and enjoy the guest and fuel dock, free pump-outs, full service boatyard and chandlery, plus two restaurants!
An Inspiration for Valentine's Day
What the heck is a Baja Ha-Ha burgee doing hanging in the restaurant's tequila lounge?
Sailing Is Good For You (Me)
"I don't have to sail far. I don't have to sail aboard a fancy or expensive vessel. All I have to do is get on the water and trim my sails — Mother Ocean kindly does the rest."
Getting the Good Reads
The weekend is upon us, and we hope you all take the opportunity to color the Bay with beautifully billowing sails.
Barra de Navidad Cruise-In Week
A dozen boats departed the marina at Isla Navidad for a sailing excursion, an on-the-water concert, and a sunset cruise along the beach.
Sharing Sailors' Stories
This week, Nicki Bennett chats with Mike Parlacoski — a Navy veteran who embraces the mission of ikigai and strives to make an impact on the communities around him.
Walder boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.
More Than Just a Spit and Polish
The schooner 'Viveka' has been nominated for the a Classic Boat Award hosted by the UK's 'Classic Boat' Magazine.
A Different Style of Sail Configuration
Jay Whitlan converted his sloop into 'Sqoop' — a square-rigged vessel for running downwind, and a fore-and-aft-rigged sloop for sailing upwind.
KKMI is looking for "boat people" to fill several positions.