Safety
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.
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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.
Two humpbacks lunge feeding

A Warning to Southbound Sailors

Crews heading south to Mexico this winter who’ve upgraded their nav stations with AIS and digital radar will probably feel safer than ever. But there’s one type of offshore obstacle that doesn’t subscribe to AIS and rarely if ever shows up on radar.
Marine flares collection

San Mateo County to Collect Flares

If you live or berth your boat in San Mateo County, mark your calendars. You're invited to dispose of unwanted or expired marine flares on Saturday, November 2.
Blue Angels in tight formation

Coasties to Participate in and Protect Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off today with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Several branches of the Armed Services will offer a variety of ship tours and displays.
Ravenswing with crew overboard

Crew Overboard! But not by Accident

We tried several different methods of approaching the crewmember in the water, either by motor or with sails. All three methods were successful, recovering the overboard crew…