Fake News Friday
There are tectonic shifts happening on Planet Earth, so you never know what might appear next.
Have Your Say
Usually it's mariners calling the Coast Guard for help. Right now the tables have turned, and for the next few weeks the USCG is calling out for help from mariners.
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Telling the Stories From West to East
San Francisco Bay sailor and author Kimball Livingston continues to provide inspiration and perspective to sailors and future sailors with his dedication to telling the story of sailing.
Yacht Racing in California Never Rests
We prepare to flip the calendar page to November and start to plan and sign up for midwinter racing series.
We recently received an email from a reader who was grappling with New Zealand's policy on returning yachts. Do you have any information?
Online Yacht Auction of 1985 Ocean Alexander 70. Online bidding starts Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Panoramic tour and extensive photo gallery available at www.WestAuction.com.
Help the Fleet Send Off
The 28th Baja Ha-Ha sails out of San Diego on Monday. All sailors are welcome to join the send-off by land or sea.
Join host Nicki Bennett as she chats with Ronnie Simpson about his 2023-2024 Global Solo Challenge campaign and preparations.
Get your sails inspected and prepared before you leave for Mexico, or anywhere else.
Some Pre-Halloween Whimsy
On Saturday, October 22, Del Rey Yacht Club ran their annual Halloween Race.
There's Gold in Them Thar Magazines
Captain Brian Ackerman picked up his winning 'Latitude 38' magazine "in beautiful Moss Landing," Monterey Bay.
A Classic in Her Prime
'Ramona' was a 109-ft Herreshoff schooner with a steel hull, two diesel engines, a 108-ft mainmast made of Douglas fir, a 92-ft foremast, and 16,000 square feet of sail area.
Hurricane Roslyn crossed Mexico's west coast between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán as a Category 3 hurricane at around 4:30 (PT) on Sunday morning.
A Keelhauler Pedals His Way to the Bow
It’s roughly 9 p.m. on Friday, September 30, Day 2 of the four-day J/105 North Americans hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club.
Visit Vallejo Marina and enjoy the guest and fuel dock, free pump-outs, full service boatyard and chandlery, plus two restaurants!
Sailing Is Our Future
Fifteen teens from Rocking the Boat Bronx had the opportunity to sail with Ronnie Simpson aboard the Open 50, 'Sparrow.'
East West Rendezvous
Last week we posted images of some of the many West Coast connections we met at the Annapolis Boat Show. We thought we'd pass on a few more of the friends you might recognize.
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.
Oceanis 30.1 with low engine hours and little use. A great family boat with great performance.
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.