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Fast Response Cutter Forrest Rednour

Safe Boating Week Starts Tomorrow

The US Coast Guard recorded 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths and 2,629 injuries in 2017, the most recent year for which such statistics are available.
Laser start

Laser Kerfuffle

The stakes are high in this conflict, most notably the future of the class's inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Currently the Laser and Laser Radial are the 'equipment' for the men's and women's one-person dinghy events.
SailGP Wing

The Right Stuff: Breaking 50 Knots

SailGP founder and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts landed to see what was taking shape as the second heat of the 2019 SailGP circuit readies for its US debut on San Francisco Bay May 4-5.
Tall ship under Golden Gate Bridge

Peruvian Tall Ship Sails in the Gate

A hardy crew of sailors were onboard Call of the Sea’s Schooner Seaward this morning to welcome the BAP Union as she sailed through San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate. As the Union entered the Bay and sailed gracefully beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, we considered ourselves to be among the fortune few who witnessed this once-in-a lifetime spectacle.
Youth Sailing

Siebel Sailors Program to Kick-Start Youth Sailing

US Sailing has just announced the Siebel Sailors Program described as a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.

The Tides Have . . . Turned?

Cameron Tuttle, the former race chair at Tiburon Yacht Club and Latitude 38 reader, has a question. He saw a Facebook post from Bay Area PRO guru Jeff Zarwell, who described the rigors of running the Nations Cup during some bizarre tides.

Has Anyone Lost a Dog?

Workers on an oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand were astonished to spot a dog swimming toward the structure last Friday — especially so, since the rig lies 135 miles from the nearest land. More »

Unique Challenges of Community Youth Sailing Programs

While volunteers at Alameda Community Sailing Center were getting their space ready for the recent Spring Sailing Camp at their Encinal Boat Ramp location, they saw the need to do something about all the weeds that have grown in the boat storage area.
Southampton Shoals platform

YRA Strikes Southampton from Racing Marks List

The president of the Yacht Racing Association's In-the-Bay Series, writes, "YRA is adding the Southampton Shoal as a restricted area (200 feet around) for YRA races due to the hazardous condition of the old platform pilings." The YRA is removing the platform from its list of designated race marks on San Francisco Bay.