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The Shores of Richardson Bay

Another unfortunate soul is in a tough spot after their trimaran came to rest on the west shore of Tiburon this weekend. With full-moon high tides and a calm forecast, there’s hope that the boat will be able to refloat and find a longterm, secure location.

Trimaran aground
This is a difficult spot for any boat.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

From our extremely unscientific observations, there seem to have been fewer boats blown loose from their moorings in Richardson Bay — and onto the rocks in Tiburon — this winter. The City of Sausalito has cracked down on boats in its waters, and has removed hundreds of derelict vessels over the last few years (the exact definitions of “derelict” and “marine debris” are a contentious point of debate). But the issue of safe, secure and environmentally friendly moorings for longterm anchor-out residents is a problem that’s far from settled.

Tri with city in background
With Belvedere in the background, this tri has come to rest on one highly visible piece of real estate.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

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