Events

Checking in with the Baja Ha-Ha in Mexico

We just — and we mean just — got a call from the Grand Poobah in Bahía Santa Maria giving us a little Baja Ha-Ha update. “Right now we have about 121 boats and 461 people; the first leg started sunny and beautiful and then got cold and sprinkle-y, which is unusual this time of year.” Despite the clouds, the Poobah said that the sailing has been magnificent, especially when compared to last year’s sunny but largely windless Ha-Ha. More »
Francois Jambou

Fine Finishes and Foiling into UFOs

For British skipper Alex Thomson, the Transat Jacques Vabre again lived up to its reputation as a boat-breaker, though one that will allow him and his Hugo Boss team to come back stronger for the Vendée Globe.

The Baja Ha-Ha Is Off and Cruising to Mexico

Aaaaaannnnnnnnd they’re off. A herd of happy cruisers sailed out of San Diego Bay this morning to the sound of a mariachi band, the blasting of starter-shotguns, and the bursting of fire hoses. More »
Napa River view

A Raid on Vallejo and Napa

They raid in France, Sweden and Great Britain, so why not here? A raid is an organized rally in small boats that can paddle, sail or row in shallow water with overnights in towns, beaches or campgrounds.
Nuckelavee in a gale

Nautical Trivia Quiz Answers

Wait! Stop! Spoiler Alert! Before you read more of this post, did you have the chance to take Richmond Yacht Club's Great Pumpkin Regatta Nautical Trivia Quiz we posted on Wednesday?
Marquesas

Pacific Puddle Jump Signups Begin

The dream of cruising the South Pacific is high on the ‘must-do-someday’ list of sailors all over the world. For well over two decades the annual Pacific Puddle Jump rally has helped fulfill those dreams.