Safety
Racing in last year's Sailing Week

Updates from Event Organizers

"The April 4th Wheeler Regatta has been canceled, and the 2020 Great Vallejo Race is officially postponed until October 10-11. We have yet to make a final decision on the April 18th Lightship…"
Crew overboard practice

Live Crew Overboard Training

BAMA conducted our 2020 Live Crew Overboard Training event Saturday as scheduled. We had five boats registered. Two dropped out due to weather or illness, but we still had three that showed up.
Boats hauled out on river bank

DBW Offers $3.75 Million in Grants

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) offers grants to help local public entities enhance safety on California’s waterways, and clear them of abandoned vessels.
Jim DeWitt working on a canvas

February Is Seminar Season

As chilly weather continues on the West Coast, many sailing events step indoors for the purpose of preparing for the summer season. Each year at this time, we find our Calendar packed with educational opportunities.
A caterpillar in the pool

Taking the Plunge for Safety at Sea

On January 11-12, Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey hosted the second US Sailing two-day Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar. The 48 participants came from as far away as London, Anchorage and Manhattan.
View from Surprise's cockpit

Emergency Rudder Race

Last Saturday, the SSS held an on-the-water seminar to demonstrate emergency steering systems. The seminar included a race, for which skippers deployed emergency steering to get around the course.
InfoTrack

Hobart to Sydney Deliveries and Carnage

A few days after the 75th edition of the race concluded and the bulk of the fleet began making their way back to Sydney, a large low-pressure system swept over Tasmania and South Australia, creating nuclear wind conditions in the region.
three people with trophy and plaque

Recognition for an Amazing Rescue Story

On the evening of July 19, around 2145 hours, a resident of Coast Guard Station Rio Vista housing, along the Sacramento River, was lying in bed and heard cries for help.
GGYC race start with spinnakers

Some Timely Advice

Over the weekend, we said goodbye to post-workday sunlight when we set our clocks back one hour. Autumn is exactly half over.