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Fire at dusk

Explosion and Fire at Oxbow Marina

We were startled by a very loud explosion. Suddenly, the stern of a powerboat burst into flames, and we heard another explosion.

Division of Boating and Waterways Boater Card

The California Boater Card shows that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA/state-approved boater safety education examination.

Division of Boating and Waterways Boater Card

The California Boater Card shows that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA/state-approved boater safety education examination.
Moore 24 sails past a red daymark

Shallow Draft Waterways Survey

The USCG is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System (waters less than 12 feet deep), to make navigable waterways safer and more efficient.
Sceptre 41 Maia

Keeping a Good Lookout

There are a thousand reasons to keep a good lookout. Modern navigational aids and numerous digital devices continue to improve and reduce accidents at sea. Despite all that equipment, it remains very important to keep an eye ahead and even read the signs along the shore.
Eddie Jarman

Young Cruiser Killed in Moorea

In a tragic accident in Moorea on August 10, a young cruiser was killed after being hit by a speedboat. According to reports, Eddie Jarman, 14, was checking the anchor on his family’s UK-based Discovery 55 September a.m. in Opunohu Bay when he was struck.

Division of Boating and Waterways Boater Card

The California Boater Card shows that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA/state-approved boater safety education examination.
S.O.S. as seen from the air on Micronesian island.

Some of Sailing’s More Unusual Stories

Let no one tell you sailing is boring. Over the past couple of weeks we've come across some stories that show the more unusual sailing — things that go on outside the straight forward cruising, racing and day sailing realm. So we've put together some of our favorite snippets from local waters and afar.