Sailboat Racing

Hello I Must Be Going
Team Finland treating arrival as triumph. Photo courtesy Clipper Ventures What a twisted piece of irony that a hard-luck boat finally makes it across the Pacific to re-join its round-the-world race just one day ahead of the start of the next ...
AC-N-SF (CA United)
Being a convert from the Can’t-Happen-Here-Party, I have the convert’s zealotry for seeing America’s Cup 34 sailed on San Francisco Bay. Now we’ve inched a step closer with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopting a resolution put forward ...
Sailing, aka Good Business
The gaff-rigged Kate returns from the racecourse. Photo by Kimball Livingston Little-known factoid: Puma’s store in Boston, the U.S. stopover for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, is now the sports apparel maker’s hottest store. I got that small but meaningful ...
Will Your Liferaft Work When You Need It?
Last year’s “Baja Ha Ha,” the fleet cruise from San Diego to Mexico, provides yet another impetus for all ocean cruisers to reconsider their liferaft situation. You DO have one, right?  And it HAS been maintained, inspected and re-certified, right? ...
Keeping an Even Keel
Soyana clears a piece of hard. Photo by Christophe Jouany Usually when a tourist island launches a new event, the goal is to build tourist volume. At closely-held St. Barth, the thinking is different. This island of 8,000 residents, small ...
Polaris Low on Horizon
What could be finer than to wake up at Les Voiles de St. Barth (good mawnin’ tradewinds!) and find on top of my inbox a note from the Mayor’s office a few thousand miles away in San Francisco, advising that ...
Hurts So Good, This Ocean
Carol Reed crossing the Pacific. Photo by Clipper Ventures So I made a wisecrack about how Qingdao-to-San Francisco, crossing the North Pacific in winter storms, would not be the leg for little old me, and Zoe Williamson shot right back, “Having ...
The Cup Stops Here
“Every year the City of San Francisco hosts Fleet Week, and we manage more than a million spectators on the waterfront. We have a history of managing the logistics, and with the America’s Cup the opportunity for a world-class spectator ...
Americas Cup, and Pieces Of
So when the once Defender and the now Defender finally agreed to drop litigation and complete the transfer to the shores of San Francisco Bay of all the details attending upon the America’s Cup itself, the buzz on the Bay ...
The Cup’s Legal Disputes End
There were people who wanted to see this dragged through the courts for one more round, but it can’t really, really, really be wrong to hang it up and move on without finding out what’s in that can of worms. ...

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Keeping an Even Keel
Keeping an Even Keel - April 8th 2010