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Sailagram: A Snapshot of May Sailing

By Monica Grant | June 7, 2024

As we head into summer we bring you photos of spring sailing. It wasn’t all sunshine, but it was fun!

Sailagram April 2024

Sailagram: A Snapshot of April Sailing

By Monica Grant | May 10, 2024

And now, for your viewing pleasure, we introduce … April, a snapshot of sailing and sailors everywhere.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of March Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | April 8, 2024

Spring has sprung, along with our clocks and our docklines. Sailors have been making the most of the warmer, sunny weather and enjoying the spring breezes on the Bay.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of February Sailing

By Heather Breaux | March 8, 2024

Sailing in February saw us enjoying Valentine’s Day, aka “I love sailing day,” plus some wet and wild weather and summery weather.

Sailagram: Snapshot of January Sailing

By Heather Breaux | February 2, 2024

2024 is off to a racey start! Lots of winter regatta action. Catch it here as Sailagram brings the heat to an otherwise chilly month on the S.F. Bay!

Sailagram: A Snapshot of December Sailing

By Heather Breaux | January 12, 2024

Happy post-holiday rush to you all, and cheers to a new year ahead with many days out on the water. Here are the last days of sailing in 2023 for your enjoyment.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of November Sailing

By Heather Breaux | December 4, 2023

Holiday festivities got going in earnest this month with some Thanksgiving sailing!

Sailagram: A Snapshot of October Sailing

By Heather Breaux | November 3, 2023

October was a big month: fall-themed regattas, Oktoberfest, Halloween and more!

Sailagram: A Snapshot of September Sailing

By Heather Breaux | October 2, 2023

Sailagram: A Snapshot of September Sailing

Sailagram: A Snapshot of August Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | September 6, 2023

Sailors gotta sail! Check out what your community was up to last month.

Bundy and Hanseler Win I14 Nationals

By Rob Grant | September 29, 2008

A Bumblebee Called Kate at the place where planing meets stopping.© Erik Simonson With a win in Sunday’s distance race and a little help from the second-place boat, Seattle’s Kris Bundy and Jamie Hanseler won their fourth International 14 Nationals hosted by Richmond YC. The 25-boat fleet got solid breeze into the mid-20s over the…

Gitana 13 Breaks Tea Route Record

By Rob Grant | September 26, 2008

Gitana XIII smokin’ up the Bay between breaking records this February. © 2008 Peter Lyons Remember Gitana XIII, the 110-ft maxi-catamaran that visited the Bay back in late February and early March? We sure do! We’re not sure it’s possible to forget what it feels like to hit 30 knots in a bear-away, or cruise…

All Things Falcon

By Richard | September 26, 2008

There was a nice front page story in The Chronicle today announcing that Tom Perkins’ 289-ft mega sailing yacht Maltese Falcon will come under the Gate Saturday at 2 p.m. Reporter Carl Nolte got some of the information from us, and we feel it’s important to make one clarification. According to the article, the publisher…

Jury Selection Begins in Deleon Trial

By LaDonna | September 26, 2008

Jury selection began this week in the trial of Skylar Deleon, the alleged ‘mastermind’ behind the 2004 disappearance of Newport Beach-based cruisers Tom and Jackie Hawks. Prosecutors contend that Deleon, along with two accomplices, lured the Hawkses into a test sail of the 55-ft trawler, Well Deserved, they had for sale. Once at sea, prosecutors…

Sailing the Patch

By John Riise | September 26, 2008

Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Dr. Jim Graham are oceanographers and drift analysis experts. Although they’re based in Seattle, they work on ­— and are interested in — all sorts of things that go adrift at sea, from lost buoys and abandoned ships all the way down to sneakers and rubber duckies. Some of their early…

Danger Never Takes a Vacation

By Richard | September 24, 2008

How safe would you feel swimming or riding in a slow moving dinghy in front of this panga? latitude/Richard© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Max de Rham, a Swiss citizen with a home in Maui, is about as adventurous a 70-year-old as one could imagine. He cruised a catamaran all over the Pacific for years, during…

The Physics of Sailing Sneak Preview

By LaDonna | September 24, 2008

An old salt once said, "You can learn everything you need to know about sailing in a day — then you spend the rest of your life getting it right." This may be a bit of a stretch though, especially considering the brain-twisting physics involved with modern sailing. KQED has tackled the science involved in…

Falcon Still on for Saturday at 2 p.m.

By LaDonna | September 24, 2008

For those of you tracking the progress of Maltese Falcon on, you’ve already noticed that Tom Perkins’ megayacht pulled into Drakes Bay this morning around 6 a.m. Rest assured, Falcon is still scheduled to make her grand entrance to the Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The next few days will be spent tidying…

Strong Quake Jolts Mexican Coast

By Andy Turpin | September 24, 2008

The coastal region of west-central Mexico was rocked yesterday evening by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, centered offshore, approximately 130 miles SW of Manzanillo, in the state of Jalisco. Fears that the undersea temblor would generate unusual wave action caused officials to issue a tsunami warning, but no abnormal conditions have been reported, and, according to…

Tragedy Off Cannes

By John Riise | September 24, 2008

Tragedy struck the opening race of the Regates Royale off Cannes yesterday. British attorney Wilf Tolhurst, 64, was killed when his classic 50-ft 8-Meter Safir collided with a larger British yacht shortly after noon. Winds were 20 knots at the time with confused seas. It was unclear from early reports exactly what happened, but the…