Sailboat Racing

The Torture Rack of Glory
It’s not just a full circle, it’s a rich full circle to see John Bertrand on San Francisco Bay, returning as a coach to the waters where, as a youth, he separated himself from the pack and then went on ...
Bridge to Bridge Mayhem
All Photos by Kimball Livingston Today we undertake a study of the habits of man. In particular, we ask why two of the most popular sailing events in Northern California are totally whack. Or, to rephrase that, why should two ...
Above it All
The 18-foot skiff class is doing nicely in 2010, and they have sent their largest delegation ever to race an International Regatta on San Francisco Bay. Considering that most of them come all the way from Sydney, Australia, a ...
Kumbaya Frisco Jumbo
Semi-gratuitous image of an 18-foot skiff cranking down San Francisco Bay in the International Regatta, continuing through Thursday. Ahem, the America’s Cup boats will be faster. Photos by Kimball Livingston In the Inbox, from David Lewis, is a copy of ...
Defending America’s Cup in America
Could an unstadium in Los Angeles consign the America’s Cup match to Italy? Could a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California consign the America’s Cup match to Spain? Is it possible for everybody to pull in one direction, and go nowhere? 18ft skiffs are ...
Finn Junior Worlds and, Yeehaw
Now I know how they say “yeehaw” in Brazil. It’s YEEEHAAW! Here is Brazil’s reigning Finn Junior World Champion, Jorge Zarif, port-tacking the fleet in Thursday’s practice race for the 2010 championship . . . I could hear ...
Warrior’s Wish Makes Port
The phone rang at 0511 and what followed was a truncated conversation with a strong-sounding Ronnie Simpson who was “inside the Gate” and—he’s now ashore—safe, after his borrowed 30-footer dropped its keel 800 miles off the coast on the return ...
Guardian Angels Apply Here
Ronnie Simpson and Ed McCoy have crossed the 200 mile mark in their tip-toe journey home to San Francisco Bay after losing the keel from the 30-foot sloop, Warrior’s Wish. It’s not as though either of them has had a ...
Van Liew Christens Boat
VAN  LIEW CHRISTENS BOAT Sole US Entry in the Velux 5 Oceans, Race Brad Van Liew, christened his new a few weeks ago - with the same name.  Brad Van Liew, winner by a huge margin of the 2002-03 Around Alone race ...
Suddenly Lighter
You met Ronnie Simpson in this space as a young, former Marine, medically retired following a shoot-up outside Fallujah, prepping for the Singlehanded Transpac. He had a good race—finished second—but Ronnie lost the keel off his 30-foot Warrior’s Wish 800 ...

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