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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.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of July Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | August 7, 2023

We’re excited to share all these excellent photos our readers have taken during the past month.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of June Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | July 12, 2023

Here it is, the eagerly awaited June Sailagram! Is your photo among the beautiful images shared from last month’s sailing adventures?

Sailagram: A Snapshot of May Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | June 5, 2023

See if you can find yourself among all these smiling faces …

Sailagram: A Snapshot of April Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | May 5, 2023

Although April still had some crazy wet weather, we were able to get out on the water a little and enjoy the variety that comes with sailing.

Doublehanded Farallones Rescue

By Rob Grant | March 31, 2008

This weekend’s Doublehanded Farallones Race ended prematurely for Moss Landing’s Luc de Faymoreau and Disun Den Daas aboard the former’s Olson 40 Pterodactyl. De Faymoreau said they were five miles east of the Farallones when both — who were not clipped in — were washed overboard by what he described as a "freak wave." The…

Getting Kids Out on the Water

By Andy Turpin | March 31, 2008

“You can call me skipper!” Sailing courses build skills and confidence – and they’re fun! © 2008 Paul Oliva / South Beach YC Got kids? Although summer vacation is still a few months away, right now is the perfect time to research active summer activities for your kids — including summer sailing programs. The pram…

The Old Fijian Backpeddle

By Richard | March 28, 2008

We don’t want to say ‘we told you so’, but when Fiji recently announced that it was going to reduce the time foreign yachts were allowed to stay from nine months to three months, we suggested cruisers not get excited. Our thinking was that as soon as the Fijian marine and associated industries gave the…

Apologies for Irving Johnson

By LaDonna | March 28, 2008

If you were one of the several readers who made your way to the Bay Model in Sausalito Wednesday night to catch two films on Irving Johnson only to find they weren’t being shown, please accept our apologies. The notice for this event had the wrong date listed in it — the actual showing date…

Our Fling with Gitana 13

By John Riise | March 28, 2008

Some lucky Latitude crew were treated to the ride of a lifetime yesterday. They’re still smiling this morning. © Peter Lyons We used to think of the Bay as a big place. Until yesterday. That’s when we learned that, with the right boat, the Bay is not very big at all. And we sure were…

Marina Nuevo Vallarta For Real

By Richard | March 28, 2008

Cruisers – and especially commuter cruisers – looking for less expensive yet brand new berthing on Banderas Bay, should take a look at the plans for the new Marina Nuevo Vallarta. Paradise Marina is just across the way. Marina Nuevo Vallarta© Latitude 38 Media, LLC One of the most familiar consumer axioms is: When businesses…

Historic Irving Johnson Films

By LaDonna | March 26, 2008

If you’re a fan of ‘real’ reality shows, skip tonight’s American Idol, Wife Swap, Supernanny and Big Brother 9, and head on over to the Bay Model in Sausalito to catch a couple of historic Captain Irving Johnson films. Around the Horn is a short film documenting Johnson’s 1929 rounding of Cape Horn aboard the…

DH Farallones Skipper’s Meeting Tonight

By Rob Grant | March 26, 2008

The skipper’s meeting for the Doublehanded Farallones Race is on for 8 p.m. tonight at at the Oakland YC. Although attendance isn’t compulsory, race sponsor BAMA is requesting that all skippers attend as any changes to the sailing instructions, division breaks and start times will be announced there.

Local Sailor Drowns in Marina

By John Riise | March 26, 2008

Boaters and their families celebrating Easter Sunday at Marina Village had a holiday they’d probably rather not remember when the body of a berther was found floating next to his boat. Jay Thinnes, a commercial pilot, was found dead in the water beside his Hunter 31 Sunset Woman about 2 p.m. by the Alameda Police.…

Happy 100th, Gordy Miller!

By John Riise | March 26, 2008

Local sailor and 74-year member of Richmond YC Gordy Miller will celebrate the "Big 100" on April 3. Gordy’s love for sailing dates back to 1934, when he joined the newly formed Richmond YC. He would have joined a year earlier as a charter member but he had to save up for the $5 initiation…