Sailing

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Leukemia Cups, Ocean Health, Collective Outrage

“When I discovered sailing, I found my tribe.” Wendy Schmidt

“The forces that are killing the ocean began innocently, but we know too much now to continue as we are. It’s time to share some collective outrage.” Wendy Schmidt

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The Wreckage from Odile

Southern Baja is trashed in the wake of Hurricane Odile

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Match and Point

Shall we contemplate this thing called match racing?

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Add Foils, Add a Theoretical Future, Stir

By Kimball Livingston Posted September 17, 2014 Want to host a foiling AC45 regatta in 2018, the year after America’s Cup 35? Bidding is now open, but you needn’t sharpen your elbows. The real goal for America’s Cup developers (notice my phrasing) at the moment is setting venues for a racing circuit between now and

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50 Years on San Francisco Bay

There is one person who can tell the full story of the Rolex Big Boat Series, in amazing detail, starting from its humble beginnings. It is the man whose idea it was to start it back in the 1960s: St. Francis Yacht Club’s Staff Commodore (1975) Robert C. Keefe, who at the age of 84 has been a member for 65 years and remembers the early days of the then-called St. Francis Perpetual Trophy Series as if it were yesterday.

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International Canoes and the Individual Touch

The 19th International 10 Square Meter Worlds are under way on San Francisco Bay. But the class is older than 19 years. Canoe world championships happen every three years, only.

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Say What, AC?

G’day. As many of you know, there was a press conference last night (I mean, today) in London (London?) regarding plans for the next competition for the alleged America’s Cup, allegedly held in trust by the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. It won’t be appreciated in high places that the SFPD report on the death of Andrew Simpson (the Artemis breakup) went public today too.

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1 Year. 25 Years. Remembering Blackaller

Twenty-five years ago today, sailing lost one of its most colorful figures. One year ago, a miracle America’s Cup kicked off. Two stories, one thread.

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Catalina Takes a Beating

Hurricane Marie in the Pacific off Mexico has been downgraded to the status of a tropical storm. But not before it whacked Avalon Harbor hard.

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Hammo Yes, Hammo No

From Antarctica to Hammo, the whales have come.

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No Child Left Dry

Dr. Sylvia Earle’s prescription for engaging the next generation to save the ocean that supports all life:

“No child left dry.”

In her own case, moving to the Gulf Coast of Florida as a child, and later discovering the early films of Jacque Cousteau, opened the floodgates to a passion that just won’t quit. As Earle puts it, the Cousteau footage, “inspired me to want to see fish swimming in something other than lemon sauce and butter.”

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Suns New Jerseys