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Humboldt Bay; Beached in Tib; Jokes of the Day

“Changing Conditions” in Humboldt Bay

If you’re planning on sailing into Humboldt Bay in the next few days or weeks, the Coast Guard is urging extreme caution.

“Coast Guard crews and mariners are observing breaking waves in the channel near the charted position of buoy ‘9’ which is no longer on-station due to the conditions in the area,” a press release said. “Breaking surf has also been observed in historically calm and protected areas outside of the waterway. Navigation through this area has changed significantly since 2018.”

A large portion of the Humboldt Bay channel is “closing out” when a swell is running, which has been near-constant this winter. If you’re transiting  this area, please use caution.
© 2019 United States Coast Guard

Mariners can contact Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay at (707) 443-2212 for updated reports of conditions, or contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16 or at (707) 839-6113.

Boat on the Beach in Tiburon

Last week, one of our staff snapped a photo of a motorboat on the rocks in Tiburon

We hope the owner of this vessel was able to salvage their boat.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Monique

This is a relatively common occurrence when winter storms sweep through the Bay Area, though we’ve definitely seen fewer boats on the lee Tiburon shore this season.

Bad Sailing Jokes

A boat carrying red paint crashed into a boat carrying blue paint and the crew were marooned.

Two people are out sailing when suddenly a hand appears in the sea.

“What’s this?” asked the skipper, “It looks as if someone is drowning!”

“No,” explained his crew. “It’s just a little wave.”

Jokes courtesy of Yachting & Boating World.

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Roesler 4 years ago

    With regard to the beached boat… Many that end up on the rocks in Tiburon are anchor-outs in Richardson Bay of which many are considered illegal and part of a floating homeless encampment. It’s a sad story on many fronts with most of the solutions aimed at removing the boats and no clear solution for tackling low-income housing and homelessness in general.

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