Maritime History
Harry Friz

You Think This is Bad? — Remembering Harry

The ups and downs of COVID-19 drive us as crazy as everyone else. With all due respect for the real financial and psychological impact the pandemic is having on society, if you think this is bad, let us relive a story for you that we did way back in 1996 about Captain Ottmar “Harry” Friz, one of the most amazing seafarers and gentlemen we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Robbie Haines at KKMI

National Sailing Hall of Fame’s 2020 Inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will honor the following: James E. Buttersworth, 19th century maritime painter; Sandy Douglass, designer of the Thistle, Highlander and Flying Scot; Robbie Haines…
Kid and mom with bridge

Out Sailing on Memorial Day Weekend

The Broderick grandsons, last seen 'sailing' Grandpa’s Voyager 14 in the driveway, took to the real water Memorial Day Sunday in Grandpa’s Wyliecat 30 Nancy.

Sailing and Stumbling Through History

Captain James Cook’s exploration of Aotearoa, or New Zealand, might be most significant for what wasn’t found: the fabled Great Southern Continent. Cartographers in the 18th century believed that land in the Northern Hemisphere should be “balanced” with land south of the equator. More »
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San Francisco Yacht Club Will Not Abandon You

The situation appeared helpless. The President Roosevelt stood by the Antinoe for 85 hours and 40 minutes. They launched several rescue attempts, losing two of their own crew…
skirting the genoa

The Cult of the Cal 40

It’s the original longboard, a Southern California surfing machine that is capable of sustained 15-knot downwind speeds.