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    Published on 12-18-2018 10:19 AM
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    From the San Francisco Maritime and History Club




    BELVEDERE LAGOON
    Belvedere Lagoon is an artificial lagoon on San Francisco Bay in Belvedere in Marin County, California. Narrow strips of land separate it from Richardson Bay (to the northwest) and Raccoon Strait.
    The lagoon is owned and maintained by the Belvedere Lagoon Property Owners' Association. The lagoon is not accessible by boat from San Francisco Bay, and no public ...
    Published on 12-14-2018 09:28 AM
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    Warnings are posted in abundance for an expected huge swell aimed at the Northern California.
    Swell at Mavericks is expected to have wave faces 65' or larger, which believe it or not, is TOO BIG to hold the contest
    there safely.

    CLICKY

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Mavericks surf contest will not happen on Monday because the waves ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 10:28 AM



    Filmed on 4 December at Hahei Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. I was watching a pod of orcas swimming up the beach, ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 11:19 AM
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    ANNOUNCING MANNY GOMEZ AS THE NEW PAC52 CLASS MANAGER
    December 11th, 2018,

    The Pac52 Class is proud to welcome Manny Gomez as the new Class Manager of the ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 11:20 AM
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    In 2015, a troubled sailor jumped overboard. Now the boat’s captain is being held responsible
    Capt Rick Smith, who hails from Camden, is on house arrest in the U.S. Virgin Islands awaiting trial for negligence in the death of a crew member.


    BY ERIC RUSSELL
    STAFF WRITER Press Herald


    Capt. Rick Smith stands at the helm of his sailboat, Cimarron. Smith, who charters in Camden and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been charged in connection with the death of a crew member aboard the boat in 2015. An initial Coast Guard investigative report of the incident said Smith and others aboard the vessel "tried to handle the sailor's apparent break the best they could." Photos courtesy of Ashley Rose



    Rick Smith had never met David Pontious before he agreed to welcome the man aboard his sailboat, ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 09:14 AM
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    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A sailboat crashed into the Richmond-San Rafael bridge on Sunday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m.

    There were no reported injuries and there ...
    Published on 12-07-2018 11:06 AM
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    CNN's Matthew Robinson Reports

    Endangered seals are baffling conservationists with an unlikely predicament -- getting eels stuck up their noses.

    The Honolulu-based Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP), part of the United ...
    Published on 11-29-2018 04:29 PM
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    The North Shore of Maui lit up this week, and the Jaws Surfing Event was befuddled by wind up to 30 knots
    blowing across faces of the monstrous waves thundering across the Peahi (aka JAWS) contest site.

    The North Shore Windsurfing crew were salivating as the waited for the contest to be called and when the whistle ...
    Published on 11-27-2018 04:21 PM
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    A nautical chart is a map of the sea. Just as a map helps us navigate on land, a nautical chart helps those traveling on the ocean get where they’re going safely and efficiently.

    In 2017, $1.6 trillion worth of goods moved through U.S. ports. With all that traffic, it’s important that those navigating ...
    Published on 11-27-2018 03:42 PM
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    A French/American man has abandoned his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean after his support boat was damaged by a storm.

    Ben Lecomte, 51, set off from the coast of Japan on 5 June and had covered more than 2,700 km (1,500 nautical miles) of the 9,100 km journey.

    With a support crew of 6 aboard the 67-foot steel-hulled sailing yacht Discovery the team was hit by vicious North Pacific storms.

    But "irreparable" damage to a sail on the boat forced him to stop.
    Mr Lecomte had been trying to raise awareness of climate change and plastic pollution
    ...
    Published on 11-27-2018 10:29 AM
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    image©Richard Hallman

    Kennelly: "I Was Seeing Stars"
    Sachi Cunningham

    WSL REPORT

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    The early-morning hours at today's Jaws Challenge were greeted by a gray squall hovering over the competition zone. A rising, long-period swell was pulsing long, powerful lines across the horizon as competitors anxiously awaited the first heats of the day.

    A significant ...
    Published on 11-25-2018 12:44 PM


    The ambitious rehab of Merlin continues with the boat on the hard and undergoing
    some major cosmetic reconstruction which include ...
    Published on 11-24-2018 03:04 PM
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    The Chronicle's Steve Rubenstein Reports On the lack of water under the hull for boats in the once thriving Petaluma River:



    What could be the last pleasure boat to depart downtown Petaluma left very carefully the other afternoon.

    Exactly 5 feet of water was beneath the hull of the Sea Witch as it inched away from the dock for a 20-minute voyage nearly as treacherous as the rounding of Cape Horn.

    “There’s a big bump of mud over there,” said captain Bob Boynton, his hand firmly on the tiller. “And another big bump of mud over there.”

    There are big humps of mud ...
    Published on 11-23-2018 06:36 PM



    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a ferry boat carrying 53 passengers crashed into a dock at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building, causing injuries to two ...