Racing in the Rain
The big question marks going into Sunday, the fourth and final day at Rolex Big Boat Series, had to do with the weather.
Whatever the Weather
The only constant is change, and this weekend was a perfect example. It started as another perfect , sunny September weekend, shifted to a stormy Sunday, and finished under a clearing rainbow.
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New Digs for Local Crew
USCG Station Vallejo’s new $14 million search and rescue facility was officially opened on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
New Hat In the Mail
It's always a good day when you pick up your new issue of 'Latitude 38.'
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A Rollicking Good Time on S.F. Bay
"Today was pretty high winds: 25-27 knots," said John Egleston when we talked with him at the St. Francis Yacht Club docks.
A Discussion About Karl
The climate is changing worldwide. The New York 'Times' has zeroed in on how it's changing fog patterns (or not) on San Francisco Bay.
Place in our skippered charter fleet and your boat earns while you are not using it. Download the equipment list.
Charting a Course
UKHO joins NOAA in ceasing production of paper nautical navigation charts.
From the Magazine
Standing naked and wet in the boater’s restroom, with all of his clothes and his dock keys locked in the shower room, Tim had to find his way through the gate and back to his boat.
Discover San Francisco Bay and all that inspires those of us who live or visit here.
Grand Prix Yacht Racing in San Francisco
This evening, sailors will gather at St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco Marina.
Ben grew up sailing on Chesapeake Bay, and in his 20s he refurbished the 1969 Allied Luders 33 'Baggywrinkle', which he cruised from the Eastern Seaboard to South America and back.
Walder boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.
Local Waterfront Fun
Sausalito Community Boating Center hosted its Open Day and first-ever Oyster Festival in tandem with the Sausalito Cruising Club's Kids Day.
In Front of the Lens
The Poobah is putting together the 'Meet the Fleet' book, which will include bios of all the boats entered in the Baja Ha-Ha, and as many photos as possible.
Sold Before Distribution
The rapid response to this 'Classifieds' ad surprised even us. You never know what might happen until you give it a try.
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A sailboat gets caught inside the shore break and capsizes in the shallow water.
Now We're All Rich?
Sharp property tax increases on boats is causing boat owners to take a closer look at their tax bills.
Visit Vallejo Marina and enjoy the guest and fuel dock, free pump-outs, full service boatyard and chandlery, plus two restaurants!
Fastest Day Ever
Aussie-American Jimmy Spithill has led his United States team to their first-ever SailGP victory, prevailing in the finals.
Team Work Makes the Trash Disappear
Treasure Island is having a clean-up this coming Saturday, organized by the Sailing Science Center and its like-minded partners.
Little did Andy Schwenk know that a small ankle-scrape sustained at the end of the race would turn into a life-threatening infection.
Witty Comments Welcome
What a great shot for this month's Caption Contest(!)!
Good news — it's at last year's pricing!
The Windiest Venue in SoCal
A small yet very competitive field of eight International 14s flocked to Los Angeles Harbor to sail the US Nationals in 'Hurricane Gulch' at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club.
The Year Is Racing By
In the midst of the 2022 racing season, planning for the 2023 season is getting underway.
Mahina Looks Forward to New Adventures
Progress on the Albin Vega 27 'Mahina' continues on Shaw Island in the Pacific Northwest.
Sail or sell this fall with the Classy Classifieds. The deadline for the October issue is September 15, at 5 p.m.
Grounded But Not Out
On the last night of her months-long West Coast tour, 'Defiant' was grounded on a rocky shoal some 12nm off the Southern California coastline.
It's Not Too Late
It's not over until it's over. There's still time to register for the 2022 Baja Ha-Ha.
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Flirting with Disaster
Stephen Dale filed this report from Benicia Yacht Club's Chase the Moon Race.
Sailors Doing What Sailors Do
Chris Otorowski, seasoned offshore racer and cruiser, and current commodore of the Cruising Club of America, chats with Moe Roddy about his adventures around the world by sea.
West Coast Weather Watch
Hurricane Kay is on track to rake the west coast of Baja Thursday morning, affecting Turtle Bay as well as Cedros and other offshore islands.
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Everybody Takes a Break
Happy Labor Day to all sailors and the workers on the working waterfront. We hope you enjoy these photos of people getting the job done!
Finding a Seat on the Ocean
The 'Latitude 38' Crew List parties have come back to life as sailors showed up to compare notes, read the stickers pasted on one another's chests, and sort out who's sailing where and with whom. We'll assume it will all get sorted out in the weeks to come.
A red tide washing through the Bay Area waterways is killing thousands of fish.
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Bay Area Updates
The ability to access and enjoy the Bay is being challenged. To keep you up to date we've launched a new page — Working Waterfront: San Francisco Bay.
Regatta at Catalina
"We are sailing in SoCal right now, and happened to be in the middle of the Long Point Race Week."
Sailing In Pictures
August was full of sailing joy for so many people! Thanks to everyone who shared their photos.
Rainman portable watermakers in stock at Cape Hatteras Marine. Visit our showroom near Newport Beach Harbor and ask about our Baja Haha specials.
Sailors Meeting Sailors
A crew from USCG will be at the party to answer questions and take your old EPIRBs and PLBs for disposal.
Sailing for Your Ears
After losing his sight at 45, Walt Raineri discovered he could reconnect with the planet through sailing.
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What sailors rarely talk about is what comes after the journey and the destination. What does one do once they've realized their goals? How do sailors with tens of thousands of ocean miles under their belts age with grace and purpose?
Labor Day Weekend Choices; The Last Races of Summer; Autumn Already?
Looking for a laugh offshore? LA comedy is heading offshore to Catalina Island for sailors and anyone who wants some island time and a good time.
New Fleet Member Wins Regatta
Inverness Yacht Club hosted the 82nd International 110 National Championship regatta on Tomales Bay on August 8-12.
Help From Cruising Sailors
The SSCA helps cruisers as cruisers help the destinations where they cruise. The Clean Wake program offers guidance and specific programs on distant shores.
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Sailagram is Fun
This Thursday's Crew List Party is an ideal opportunity to get some land-based sailing snaps. Get your ticket for the party, and bring your camera…
A Salty-Day for a Good Cause
Sausalito Community Boating Center (SCBC) is hosting an Open House and the first-ever (mini-) Oyster Festival on Saturday, September 10.