June 21st 2010
In yet another example of racing when the most recent crop of America’s Cup boats would be huddled ashore, youngsters from up and down the West Coast spent last weekend sailing the Opti Heavy Weather regatta on the San Francisco ...
June 14th 2010
We don’t have to explain it the way Obi Wan explains The Force to young master Luke, but just the same, everything is tied together. Including traditional boatbuilding and carbon fiber lamination. For today’s take we drop into Thames ...
June 9th 2010
Puzzling the problems of the day. Photo by KL
Walking through door of the International Yacht Restoration School will likely affect you considerably.
Speaking from experience.
But I’ll let Jens Lange tell it his way. Jens is a grownup who had ...
May 31st 2010
History often leaves loose ends.
I have my own copy of this flag, the Serapis flag, that I like to fly from time to time, and the thought comes to mind on Memorial Day of the years when the Republic, and ...
May 20th 2010
In San Francisco today, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office released a resolution passed by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission supporting an America’s Cup match on San Francisco Bay.
This is huge. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is on ...
May 11th 2010
A NOAA view of the Gulf of Mexico on a cloudy May 10
When Guy Brierre calls 2010 “a surreal year” that means something.
I got to know this Finn (among other things) sailor in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a time ...
April 29th 2010
Plastiki, 39 days out of San Francisco and halfway to a final destination in Australia, arrived on Wednesday in the Line Islands.
I gather it was none too soon.
Arriving at the Line Islands. © Plastiki
Co-skipper Jo Royle writes, “We ...
April 21st 2010
The problem is not in the middle of the ocean; the problem is in your refrigerator.”
A Bryant Austin life-sized image on display in a whaling nation. © mmcta.org
It’s been a long, long time since I saw anyone twist ...
April 7th 2010
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 ...
March 29th 2010
“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 ...