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Sailing In Pictures
Spring has sprung, along with our clocks and our docklines. Sailors have been making the most of the warmer, sunny weather and enjoying the spring breezes on the Bay.
The World Famous L38
I was returning to Ventura Harbor in my Catalina 22. Ahead of me was another sailboat … something looked odd about the sails from dead astern.
Disastrous Docks Aside
Despite the disastrous docks at Angel Island, the lush spring foliage makes hiking to the top of the island's Mount Livermore a high priority.
From the Ship’s Logbook
The skipper looked over his new crew. “Good morning, everyone. I’m Louis Kannen and this is the H.A.F.-designed sprit yawl Waggen."
The Left Turn Was the Right Turn
Turning to the dark side — sailboat to a powerboat — may not be everyone's path, but for those who do not fear to tread, it's a way to ensure they can keep sailing — at least on the inside.
Regattas Big and Small
An astute reader and historian found an article in the April 10, 1955, San Francisco Examiner that says the Bullship started in 1954.
What we Know So Far
In what will likely go down as one of the worst accidents in maritime history, the one-and-a-half-mile-long Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore was demolished early Tuesday morning after an apparently powerless container ship struck a support column.
Short Tacks
Rummaging through the dock box we found a few more news gems from the week. It starts with some big kids racing pro in SailGP and finishes with small kids starting youth sailing at SEA.
We don't know. But …
With most beer can racing starting in April, Richmond Yacht Club sailor John Dukat was curious about when the first beer can race might have been held.
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Speed Sailing
All eyes will be on the prize later this year in Barcelona, as the 37th America's Cup promises to knock your socks off. Selection series trials begin almost as soon as the Paris Olympics wrap up in August.
Sailors, Get Ready
After a four-year COVID hiatus, Bayfest will run from Wednesday April 3 to Sunday April 7 with informational seminars, hands-on workshops, a dinghy poker run, sailboat race and more!
Full Green Ahead
The clipper ships of the late 1800s were the most technically advanced use of wind for power in their era. A new generation of technology leaders met aboard the 'Stad Amsterdam' as they create a blue wave, developing the sustainable systems of the future.
On the water Issues?
Despite the rain there's been plenty of great sailing going on this winter. Some of it south of the border and plenty up and down the California coast. The first three issues of 'Latitude' select some of the best.
As The World Turns
In an attempt to keep up with the world's circumnavigation races, we have summarized eight of them to help us all keep track of who's racing around the world.
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