Racing

One of the Good Guys: Bill Trenkle

The America's Cup Hall of Fame recently announced the induction of William T. Trenkle of San Diego. The first class of inductees included Trenkle's longtime America's Cup skipper, Dennis Conner.
Two crews aboard Pyewacket

Transpac Sails in Both Directions

While many teams are arriving back to California with wounded boats, or in the case of one team, no boat at all, a trio of MOD70s at the front of the fleet is beginning to line up their approach.
OEX at the start

Boat Abandoned in Transpac

Like the smaller boats that started Wednesday, the later starters have been plagued by rudder problems that have sent multiple boats back to port. None is more surprising than…

The 12 Meter Worlds, as Beautiful as Ever

Bay Area resident and sailor Dick Enersen, who grew up sailing from age 8 in Tiburon, is back at it. Enersen has countless miles of racing under his belt, including crewing in the America’s Cup aboard Constellation in 1964. More »

The 50th Transpac Crosses the Line

The 50th running of the Transpac got underway on Wednesday afternoon in classic Southern California conditions, with light winds, flat water and sunny skies. Thirty-five yachts ranging from 33- to 67-ft, including two cruising catamarans, sailed across the starting line off Long Beach’s Point Fermin and began making their way across more than 2,000 miles of ocean to Oahu, Hawaii. More »
Hauling out a 420 at StFYC

Young Sailors Converge on San Francisco Bay

Surprise. We thought we'd see 60 boats when C420 North American Championship racing kicks off tomorrow, Thursday. Instead, 102 boats registered from points around the USA.
Foiling catamaran

Stars + Stripes Still in It

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron required Stars + Stripes Team USA and DutchSail to confirm their ongoing commitment to the 36th America’s Cup by July 1. The first announcement came from Long Beach Yacht Club on June 29.
USA 49er and JPN 49er.

Tickets for the 2020 Olympics

With just over a year left until the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, tickets will go on sale July 9 for the 2020 Olympics.
Tritons starting

July Racing Preview

The SSS Great Pacific Longitude Race, a qualifier for the Singlehanded TransPac, leads off a busy July race schedule, with a start off San Francisco on July 3. Doublehanded and singlehanded boats sail west for 200 miles…
Scene from the Raft

The “Sex Raft” and the Maiden

In 1973, five men and six women embarked on a 101-day scientific sea adventure, drifting across the Atlantic on a raft called Acali. In 1989, the first all-female crew raced around the world in the Whitbread on Maiden.