As of yesterday, the official death toll in the Bahamas climbed to 50. But as rescuers are only now getting to some of the hardest-hit areas of the low-lying archipelago — like a demolished neighborhood in Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island — the toll is expected to rise. More »
We are still reeling from the tragic Conception fire, which killed 34 divers off Santa Cruz Island a week ago today. We are also haunted by the question of, what now? More »
Sausalito is working through the process of updating their general plan, or a blueprint for a community’s vision of growth, which was last updated in 1995. Tomorrow, Sausalito will hold a “visioning session” for the Marinship, “That part of town north of Dunphy Park that includes our historic working waterfront and a wide variety of other public and private uses.” Here’s the notice: The Sausalito waterfront has launched hundreds of sailing ships, including the tall ship Matthew Turner. More »
Thirty-four people are presumed dead after a fire broke out on the 75-ft diving vessel Conception on Monday off the Channel Islands. “Most of the passengers had come from several towns in the San Francisco Bay Area,” CNN reported. More »
Voting is open for the US Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. Among sailors nominated is two-times Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Reynolds.
After having met Maiden and her crew at their arrival in San Francisco on Monday, we were pretty excited to learn that we’d be joining them for a sail on Thursday. More »
Maiden was more than another entry in the 1989-90 Whitbread. Maiden is more than a thrilling and wildly successful documentary about the first all-female crew racing around the world. Maiden the boat, a 58-ft 1979 Bruce Farr-design Disque D’Or III, is alive and well, and the mothership for The Maiden Factor, a 30-plus city world tour to raise money for charities working to provide an education for young women in need. More »
US Sailing has released a report detailing the results of their investigation into the death of Rick Srigley. Srigley, 77, fell off his Moore 24 Morpheus during Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club's first Wednesday night race of the season on March 13.
On Thursday evening, the 40-ft sailboat The Witch ran aground in Tomales Bay amid 25-mph winds and six-foot waves. The boat hailed the Coast Guard. Because of the shallow water, the Coast Guard contacted the Marin County Fire Department, or MCFD, “who provided a search and rescue personal-watercraft. More »
It was yachties to the rescue after the 50-ft Danish ketch Gwendoline M hit a submerged object and started sinking in the South Pacific on Tuesday. The two people on board, owners Kim and Lene Egtved, put out a mayday after hitting the unidentified object 50 miles west of Niue Island about 5 p.m. More »
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