Ha-Ha Epilogue

Readers — after having light wind and an even lighter Internet connection, the Grand Poobah has sent this 25th Anniversary Baja Ha-Ha postgame analysis: A quarter century of Baja Ha-Ha’s — the 750-mile cruisers’ rally between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas with R&R stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria — is now part of sailing history. More »
Gabart and Joyon

Astounding Route du Rhum Finish

The 11th edition of the Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race has been a barn-burner since the get-go, with just two boats in contention to finish first since the early stages. More »

Bye-Bye Ha-Ha

Recently spotted off the coast of Baja California, Mexico: a flock of boats heading south, stopping on occasion to drink, be merry and maybe play a game of softball, then taking to the high seas again. More »
Beached boat

News Nuggets

Westpoint and BCDC Closer to Settlement Westpoint Harbor and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission are one step closer to reaching a settlement. At a meeting yesterday, the BCDC’s Enforcement Committee voted to move the settlement to the full BCDC board, and recommend it for approval. More »
Cal 20

Season of Women Sailors

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of women’s regattas in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Southland. Here we check in on a few of them. Linda Elias Women’s One-Design (LEMWOD) Regatta Team Newport Harbor Yacht Club won the 27th annual Linda Elias Memorial One Design regatta, organized and sponsored by the Long Beach/Los Angeles Women’s Sailing Association and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club on October 14. More »
Sunset from Jack London Square

Fall Cruising Season

Although there were 16 separate racing events in our 2018 calendar for this past weekend, we decided to go ‘cruising’ instead. We weren’t alone. The Bay was covered with both racers and cruisers enjoying the last of warm-weather sailing. More »
Olive at anchor

A DIY West Delta Doo Dah

Max Perez of the Pearson 303 Olive filed this report on his solo Delta Doo Dah cruise this summer: I had far too brief a trip to the western part of the Delta this year in late June. More »

It’s a Small World

  Cruising sailors know that if you stay close to the water, you’ll regularly cross tacks in harbors anywhere in the world. So it was no surprise when we were standing at the Latitude 38 table at the Baja Ha-Ha kick-off party in San Diego that a woman came up and found her cover shot on our new backdrop. More »
Ladies in costume

Great Pumpkin Spotted in Richmond

  Each October, as Halloween approaches, the Great Pumpkin visits San Francisco Bay. This is not Linus van Pelt’s Great Pumpkin, rather it is Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta. The festivities began with a pumpkin carving party and pasta feed for kids on Friday evening and continued with three buoy races on three courses in the Southampton and Berkeley Circle racing areas. More »

The 25th Baja Ha-Ha Is Off with a Bang

Did you just hear horns blasting, fire hoses firing, and the sound of a mariachi band? That was the sound of the 25th Baja Ha-Ha headed out of San Diego Bay and making a left turn for the border. More »