General Sailing
Sailing Science Center rendering

Sailing Science Center Visits StFYC

Max Ebb comes true. In the January issue of Latitude 38, Max Ebb and Lee Helm show up at a prestigious yacht club for a luncheon event promoting the proposed Sailing Science Center. That event really will happen, this Wednesday, at St. Francis YC in the San Francisco Marina.

Those Who Were Lost at Sea

It’s easy to report the news and quickly move on to the next thing. But when someone is involved in a tragic accident or lost at sea, families have to absorb terrible news, and then move on with their lives.  More »
Twilight in the Delta

Twilight – Nautical and Otherwise

Did you know that there are three definitions of 'twilight'? Nautical twilight persists until the horizon vanishes, "when a mariner cannot distinguish between sea and sky."
Richmond Ferry coming sign

Richmond Ferry Service Starts Tomorrow

Good news for sailors, the city of Richmond, the Richmond Yacht Club and the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show! The San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Richmond-San Francisco service will launch tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Ocean Cleanup, Randall Reeves, Lia Ditton

A Setback for the Ocean Cleanup After steaming out of the Bay in late September with the ambition of cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Ocean Cleanup project has suffered a major setback and is heading back to Alameda.  More »

Youth Sailing Opportunities

Jack London started sailing San Francisco Bay at age 14. He borrowed money to buy his own boat, the Razzle Dazzle, and became an oyster pirate. Fortunately, for Bay Area families, numerous opportunities still abound for learning to sail the Bay — without resorting to piracy! More »

Anchor in Aquatic Park Cove, Please

On December 29, sailboats lit up the historic Aquatic Park anchorage with colorful holiday lights for the “Lighted Night in the Cove” to support The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. More »
Brian Turner and J Parsons

The Launching of Treebeard

Spaulding Marine Center hosted the christening of a seven-plus-year building project by J. Parsons, who designed and built the classic in his garage at home in Tiburon. (One of the first steps was building the garage!) The boat is the culmination of vision and hard work.

Excitement Builds for 50th Transpac

“The 50th running of the race is a great milestone, and we have an incredible turnout," said John Sangmeister. In addition to the 92 amazing teams listed on the race website, Sangmeister claims to have loose verbal commitments from several others that would push the fleet past the century mark.
Mike Holt and Carl Smit

Californians Leading 5O5 Worlds

While it rains in Northern California this weekend, the sunny, breezy 5O5 World Championship will continue down under in Fremantle, Australia.