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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Owl Harbor’s Halloween

By Nicki Bennett | November 3, 2021 |
Owl Harbor Halloween

The Owl Harbor crew typically dress in theme, and this year it was down the yellow brick road with the Wizard of Oz

Magazine Features: June 2023

The SailGP Trifecta

Tom Slingsby and company completed their SailGP Championship trifecta, three-peat, hat trick — whatever you want to call it — to dominate the high- speed catamaran foiling seascape again.

Rescue of Niniwahuni

Shawna and Travis Nicolet, and their three children, 7-year-old Bas, Kyuss, aged 5, and Tiago, 4 months, were embarking on their dream voyage, years in the making. Two weeks later, the family found themselves in peril when Niniwahuni was dismasted, approximately 950 miles into their voyage.

Transpac 2023 ­— The Big Guns

Under the big guns of USS Iowa, the fastest guns in the West Coast sailing fleet will gather for the Aloha send-off party marking 95 years since the inaugural voyage of the legendary Transpac Race.

SSS Transpacific Race Preview

This adventure is the Singlehanded Sailing Society's Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race. The journey will start on June 25 from in front of Golden Gate Yacht Club on the San Francisco Cityfront. A couple of weeks later, the fleet of solo sailors profiled here will sail into gorgeous Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Isle.

Great Vallejo Race

The 98-boat fleet would have a fast and spirited run to Vallejo. Indeed, by the end, racers were surprised at how quickly they covered the course, the vast majority finishing in two hours and change.

Max Ebb: Crotchety ­— Or the Pits

I can never find a comfortable adjustment for the crotch strap: When I sit down I bend at the waist, which shortens the distance from neck to crotch; the strap is either too loose when sitting or too tight when standing. And the strap does not play well with baggy foulies, bunching them up when the strap is properly adjusted. I confess: I avoid the crotch strap when I can get away with it.
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