Racing
Hobie cat beach launch

Competition for Cruisers in Fiji

Fiji Regatta Week — Fiji’s largest annual regatta — has drawn to a close after six days of yacht racing, parties, seminars and more. One of the largest regattas in the South Pacific, 2019's edition attracted just over 100 yachts and 380 sailors.
Spectating

SailGP on the Med and in Your Hand

The SailGP season will wrap up this weekend in scenic (that's an understatement) port of Marseille on the French Riviera. Can't be there? Neither can we. But your options, like ours, abound.
J/70 and shredded spinnaker

Big Breeze Returns to Rolex Big Boat Series

San Francisco's ocean breeze air conditioning system turned on, complete with the return of Karl the Fog and wind gusts of up to 30 knots. On Saturday, the heavy weather precipitated a gravity storm…

Caption Contest(!)

Here’s your September Caption Contest(!). Please be sure to check the October issue’s Loose Lips for the winner. Good luck! More »
Mayan and Brigadoon

Rolex Big Boat Series Heats Up

A light morning breeze from the east presaged a postponement, but the race committee sent the boats out on time so that they would be ready as soon as a proper San Francisco summer westerly appeared.
Big seas

Clipper Race Catches Its Breath

The 70-ft monohulls handled conditions from a tough beat upwind to surfing downwind during an ocean-sprint thrill-ride on an exhilarating sea swell of over 13 feet.

West Coast Well Represented at TP52 Worlds

The 2019 TP52 World Championships have come to a thrilling conclusion in Puerto Portals, Spain, with Harm Müller-Spreer’s German-flagged Platoon team just managing to squeak out a two-point victory after nine races. More »
Bright Hour

September Racing Preview

As usual, this is just a small sampling of the numerous regattas and races available in California in the coming month. Each year it seems the list of events grows longer.

The Weekend Report: Corinthian’s Last Beer Can

There is no denying that the seasons, they are a-changin’. The kids are back in school, there were Halloween costumes for sale at Costco, and Corinthian Yacht Club’s beer can series came to a conclusion under dramatic skies. More »