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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.
A ARS-85 cuts across the waves

Crash Boat ‘Intrepid’ Comes Home to the Bay

The San Francisco Bay area has many historic and treasured vessels of the World War II era: 'Jeremiah O'Brien' and 'Red Oak Victory', Potomac, and the submarine Pampanito. So when we received this story about the 1944 vessel 'Intrepid', we felt it was worth sharing with our sail-centric audience. 
Onboard the drua

Fijian Drua Homecoming Journey

Na Lesu Tale, which translates to The Homecoming, will be the first time that a Fijian Drua has sailed back to the Lau Group of islands in modern history.
Pina Coladas

National Rum Day Is This Sunday

Even when San Francisco's summer chill returns, sipping a rum cocktail will conjure images of swinging in a hammock in a tropical anchorage.