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Viveka transom

Classic Schooner Viveka Relaunched in Richmond

The moment had been five years in the making. Viveka arrived at Rutherford’s Boat Shop in Richmond in 2015 for a full restoration. But the owner ran out of money and the project was stalled.
Kalmar Nyckel on the water

Tall Ships Throwdown on Now

Join the week of virtual experiences surrounding several of the country's historic vessels, culminating in Saturday's 'Tall Ship Throwdown Competition.'
Chubby Girl launch

‘Chubby Girl’ Returns for Repairs

Wil Spaul is headed back to the Bay. The intrepid 70-year-old sailor who is attempting to sail the smallest boat ever to Hawaii — Chubby Girl is only 9 feet long — knew it was going to be a long, rough ride when he left a week ago.
Latitude's Boat of the Month

Latitude’s Boat of the Month

In October 1983, we published a 'Boat of the Month' story on the already well-established Santa Cruz 27.
Happy-face flag flies on a neighboring boat

No More Happy Days

Nobody wanted an old cement boat. Not even for free. The only option was to give her a sea funeral.
Sabots on the water - Black & white

Sailing’s Brain Trust Identifies Unknown Sabot

Recently we brought you the story of Ben McGinty's new sailboat and invited readers to help identify whether the little ship was indeed a Naples Sabot, as Ben suspected. Read on to discover the verdict.
Historic Vessel Vega under sail

Return of Historic Sailing Vessel ‘Vega’

You may recall the story in the April, 2019, issue about the shipyard accident involving the historic working brigantine Vega. In a nutshell, during a routine haulout at a shipyard in Thailand, the carriage wheels on the marine railway collapsed and the 128-year-old wooden ship (built in 1892 in Norway as a Baltic and North Sea trader) rolled off and onto her port side.