Maritime History

Reconsidering Red, Right, Returning

It is a mnemonic that, once known, is impossible to forget. It is the simple expression of an important navigational concept: Red, right, returning.
Hyde St Pier

Up-Bay Voyages: The Sea Chantey Sing

Dennis Maggard sails from the South Bay to anchor in Aquatic Park and attend the Sea Chantey sing at the San Francisco National Maritime Museum.

For Sale: 1930 John Alden Schooner Dauntless

Located in San Diego, Dauntless has been featured on covers and issues of Sailing Magazine, Wooden Boat and Nautical Quarterly.
Outside the Bay Model

Feast on the Herring for a Good Cause

Richardson Bay is a particularly popular destination for spawning herring, so it's fitting that Sausalito would be home to a herring festival. Herring is quite healthy and delicious smoked or fresh.
Yellow Bluff crowd

An Old Latitude War Story

Back in the '80s or '90s, I went out on .38 Special, Latitude 38's first Bertram 25 photo boat, to shoot a race that used the Yellow Bluff buoy as a mark. As I knew the fleet would be pounding up there soon, I headed there directly from our Sausalito berth.

Tuning into the Rolex Sydney Hobart

When we say "armchair racing," you might picture scooting armchairs around the living room in an attempt to be the first to the holiday gifts. Although that's an amusing visual, this is something to divert your attention when you've had a bit of holiday overload and are ready for a yachty distraction.
Imp aerial

Legendary Race Boat Imp Heads to Ireland

In the mid-'70s legendary yacht designer Ron Holland drew up a 40-footer for Belvedere sailor Dave Allen. Holland's then-brother-in-law Gary Carlin built her in 1976 in Florida.