Hurricane Barry

When a Butterfly Flaps its Wings in China

In the 1990 film Havana, Robert Redford’s character says, “A butterfly can flutter its wings over a flower in China and cause a hurricane in the Caribbean . . .” While the sentiment is somewhat mythological, it’s not irrelevant to the upcoming 2019 hurricane season, or the arrival of tropical storm/hurricane Barry on the Louisiana coast. More »
Damaged Outremer 51

Bad Night on the Bora Bora Lagoon

On the evening of July 2, San Francisco-based cruisers Seth and Elizabeth Hynes suffered a shock that most sailors only endure in nightmares. After dining ashore with their three young kids, they discovered that their five-year-old Outremer 51, Archer, was missing from the mooring field off the Bora Bora Yacht Club, as was the commercially administered mooring she was tied to. More »
aerial view of Delta Bay

Delta Doo Dah Bash This Weekend

The Delta Doo Dah promised to "turn it up to 11" this year, and various friends new and old will help us live up to that promise on Saturday, July 13. Delta Bay Marina, off the San Joaquin River on the Delta Loop, will host a shindig that just keeps ramping up.

Baja Ha-Ha Entries Surf Past 100

Based on the fact that Glory, Jennifer Frost and John Sweeney’s San Francisco-based Chance 55, became the 103rd paid Baja Ha-Ha entry in early June, it appears that the 2019 Ha-Ha fleet will be another robust one. More »

Catamaran Cruising with Modern Sailing

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Kids running with bananas

Reveling at the Rendez-vous

"Doing the Rendez-vous has been the most fun we’ve had on our entire trip,” said Tara Travers-Stephens with an ear-to-ear grin. She and her husband John had vowed to take part in the annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous aboard their Redwood City-based Tatoosh 50. But in order to make good on that promise they had to battle abnormally unsettled wind and sea conditions on their 200-mile crossing from the Tuamotus to Tahiti.