Hurricane Season's Last Gasp?
A late-season tropical disturbance is looking to cross the Mexican coastline.
It's All About the Image
In his first year of entering the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest, West Coast sailor Louis Kruk's photo has been selected among the top 80.
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Imagine Another Way
When the US military puts on its Blue Angels air show it's greeted by cheers from many, but not all. The crew of 'Hokahey' share another perspective on the military parade and show.
Celebrating America's Cup Legends
The America's Cup Hall of Fame ceremony is back in New York City, as the Herreshoff Museum inducted Dawn Riley, Dirk Kramers and Larry Ellison.
When we last checked in with Kelly Gregory in September 2021, she was in Fiji. By February 2022 she was preparing to sail from California to Hawaii
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Risen from the Deep
We're happy to report that a few weeks ago, 'Eleonora E' was successfully re-floated and hauled out.
She holds the record as the fastest female to singlehand from San Francisco to Japan, and has cruised and raced across the Pacific Ocean several times.
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East on Latitude 38
The Annapolis Boat Show is a rendezvous of great people and great boats, at one of the best times of the year. And this year the weather was exceptional.
Introducing New Board Members
US Sailing has named five new members of their board of directors.
Tips on Heading South
There are only two weeks left until the Ha-Ha kicks off from San Diego. Check out the Poobah's latest tips and make sure you're ready.
When fully complete, the San Rafael Channel will reach its authorized depths of six to eight feet.
Even with more covered space than any other boatyard on the Bay, it's often a trick to book space at the last minute…
From the Magazine
This year's Delta Doo Dah was the most complete, in-person event since the 2019 pre-COVID event, and sailors came from near and far to enjoy the fun.
Whales, Microplastics, Sewage, Flares
Join the California Clean Boating Network on November 9 for a free and exciting educational virtual meeting.
Correction to Scores
The OA received a scoring inquiry from Beau Vrolyk, skipper of Mayan, on the Monday after the regatta concluded.
Kicking-off In Two Weeks
While this is a Ha-Ha event, it's so important that the Poobah is extending an invitation to members of the CUBAR, as well as the general public.
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The Evolving Waterfront
After an Alameda houseboat marina proposed raising berth rates fees this summer, a series of events at both the city and state level have led to rent control for the majority of floating-homes — about 500 — in the Bay Area.
How Do You Dump?
If you're a boater, this is relevant to you. It takes less than two minutes to add your voice.
Have you entered yet? Sign up for our weekly 'Good Jibes' newsletter before October 31 and you'll be entered to win one of five Spracht BoneHead Sport headsets.
Discover San Francisco Bay and all that inspires those of us who live or visit here.
A Slow News-Day Headline
As we have mentioned before, we often use the "Osprey Cam," which can be found at sfbayospreys.org, to check the wind in the East Bay.
Hear how Jim Shaw and his friends cruised from Sausalito to Mexico in the '60s, in a rebuilt, refashioned surplus Navy whaleboat.
Walder boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.
A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way
It's all about fun and games, but just to make sure it stays that way, it's important to be well prepared. Well-prepared boats and well-prepared crew help make sure you can laugh all the way from San Diego to Cabo.
When It's Not a Knot
Join Jeff Zarwell for a two-hour rope splicing class, next Wednesday, at Spaulding Marine Center in Sausalito.
On Thursday, October 6, the California attorney general announced a guilty plea by Debbie Reynolds of Passage Nautical for tax evasion.
Good On'ya Karl
Latitude 38's Nicki Bennett, managed to sneak out of work on Friday to watch the Blue Angels air show from on the water.
The World Famous L38
Here's an unusual picture for this month's Caption Contest(!). Hopefully this hasn't happened to you!
Considering a yacht purchase? Curious about the advantages of a yacht charter ownership program? Learn more about what factors to consider in making a yacht purchase decision that’s right for you.
Are you ready for the 28th Baja Ha-Ha? With only three weeks left before the kickoff, the Poobah has put together some helpful tips.
The Yacht Racing Association
The YRA has scheduled their Year-End Trophy Party for Saturday, November 19.
Put it On Your Calendar: It's Free!
Boaters can easily amass an arsenal of expired flares. It's better to take advantage of a free disposal opportunity.
Know the Zone
A safety zone has been established and will be enforced across the weekend for the Blue Angels Air Show.
Where to Next?
The 2023 Pacific Puddle Jump rally to French Polynesia has just been announced, with registrations opening on October 26.
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Downhill Romp to Marina del Rey
Channel Islands Yacht Club and Del Rey YC jointly ran the Channel Islands to Marina del Rey Race.
The Comfort of Keeping it Simple
Small boat sailors tend to sail more often simply because it's easier. Joe Svitek has owned his Coronado 25 since 1978 and is still enjoying it, sailing or just sitting.
Do you know anything about this boat? Drop us a line so we can help solve the mystery.
Sailing in Winning Company
John Clauser from Walnut Creek, known locally as an avid sailor aboard his 1D48 'Bodacious+,' has won a Nobel Prize for his work and experiments as a physicist.
Archie owns the 60-foot 'Titania' — showcased at wooden boat shows — and has been sailing to Catalina for years.
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It's time to Follow the Sun
San Francisco Bay is a waypoint for many boats on their way south as they head off to parts unknown.
The Bay's Haunted Waters
Pat Broderick is presenting his talk “Ghost Ships of San Francisco Bay” on Zoom, tonight, at the Mill Valley Historical Society, as part of Mill Valley Library's Virtual Events.
On Sunday, much of the state of Jalisco was in a state of alert, with a hurricane warning effective from San Blas to Mazatlán.
Getting Everyone On Board
Sailors and sailing are both adaptable. California Inclusive Sailing is adapting boats in Newport Beach to make it possible for people of all abilities to connect to sailing.
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Sailing In Pictures
Check out these great photos of our community last month, on and off the water.
Video of the Day
Sailing on San Francisco Bay doesn't always have to be heavy weather pounding into steep chop, white knuckles gripping the helm…
Good Reading for Everyone
Friends always appreciate an opportunity to go sailing with you. They'll also appreciate the gift of sailing even when you're not around.
Extreme Impact in Florida
The devastation from Hurricane Ian is still underway as it passes over Charleston, South Carolina. We hope to hear stories of miraculous luck and survival, but so far it looks as if boats and boating facilities took an enormous hit.
Women Teaching Women
What happens to a yacht club when their landlord evicts them from their rented clubhouse and their members watch their former home get demolished?
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A Month's Worth of Great Reads
Along with all the best in sailing stories, this month we're giving readers the chance to win one of five Spracht BoneHead Sport headsets to celebrate the one-year anniversary of 'Good Jibes!'
Digging in For Stormy Weather
What's your anchor setup to give you a good night's sleep? There are a lot of approaches to handle a wide variety of circumstances.
The redevelopment of Treasure Island has required us to shrink the size of our site. Boats, trailers, dollies and other equipment have to go!