A couple of readers have since responded to the story and told us about the female sailor who inspired them — unsurprisingly, both are Bay Area sailors.
US Sailing has announced Bay Area sailor Paul Cayard as the new Executive Director of the US Olympic Sailing program.
Female sailors Clarisse Cremer, Pip Hare, Melinda Merron and Alexia Barrier finished the solo Vendée Globe in February. Sam Davies and Isabelle Joschke completed the course around the world.
The quest of a sailing record for Californian Whitall Stokes and his Open 50 Sparrow may be history, but they still have to get home. Whitall checked in with stories about the many repairs needed and the final countdown to departure from Puerto Williams, Chile.
The frontrunners in the Vendée Globe have returned to a hero’s welcome in France. In an unprecedented series of events, the third boat to finish has been declared the winner.
Jack van Ommen has been awarded the Ocean Cruising Club's 2020 Jester Award in recognition of his years-long journey to circumnavigate the globe before his 80th birthday.
Randall Reeves has been awarded the Cruising Club of America's (CCA) highest honor for his "first-of-its-kind circumnavigation."
The top five boats are within 200 miles of the finish after over 24,000 miles of racing, and the leader, Charlie Dalin on Apivia, is within 40 miles and sailing at 18 knots.
In the ninth edition of the solo Vendée Globe, it’s still a dead heat at the head of the pack, with yet another skipper attempting to stake his claim to victory.
More than two months into the Vendée Globe, Yannick Bestaven continues to lead. On the long ascent of the Atlantic Ocean, Maître CoQ IV maintains the smallest of cushions as the leaders begin to slow down in light air.
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