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    Published on 02-24-2017 10:35 AM
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    New 2017 events make for a full International Maxi Association calendar
    International Maxi Association press release issued on 24th February 2017

    Big boat action at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Photo ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

    Another busy year lies ahead for the International Maxi Association, the body which for more than 30 years has represented the interests of maxi boat owners from around the world. The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean; ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 10:52 AM
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    Sam Kronick has put together a very cool animated visualization of marine traffic in and around San Francisco Bay...

    Though it may be easy to overlook from life on land, the waters ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 10:17 AM
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    78 Days at sea, 42 year old British adventurer and big wave surfer, Chris Bertish is nearing the end of his mammoth voyage across the Atlantic:


    The Crossing

    Published on 02-21-2017 10:33 AM
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    The Latest Soundings at the harbor entrance at
    Santa Cruz Harbor shows the water depth at lower low water. Even with ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 10:11 AM
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    News Release
    Feb. 21, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego
    San Diego to be designated a Coast Guard City


    U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter
    U.S. Representative Scott Peters
    Adm. ...
    Published on 02-17-2017 03:16 PM
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    The USCG just unloaded enuf seized cocaine to power 5 Van Halen World Tours in San Diego and sadly, we were not invited either.

    SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine ...
    Published on 02-17-2017 11:09 AM
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    The J Class in its full majesty. Photo: Ian Roman

    Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, the J Class will this year get to race its first ever World Championship.

    Published on 02-15-2017 12:54 PM
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    Nasa satellite images from Feb 11th, 2017 above, and Nov 9th 2016, below show drastic changes
    in the inflow to the San Francisco Bay. The USCG has issued a warning to mariners about dangerous
    amount of debris currently in SF Bay, the Sacramento Delta and tributaries. With outflow in the Sacramento River
    above 100,000 cubic feet per seconds and tributaries like the American River adding 30,000 CFS after 5 days
    of dry weather, ...
    Published on 02-13-2017 10:20 AM
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    World Sailing has today signed a landmark agreement with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) to unite the kiteboarding community and provide clarity of kiteboarding's governance ...
    Published on 02-09-2017 05:19 PM
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    The SC Sentinel reports that the new dredge is making head way against the ever building shoal at the Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor

    SANTA CRUZ >> While the rest of the region was scrambling ...
    Published on 02-08-2017 11:03 AM
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    Remarkable California wet spell continues: Weather Outlook from Weather West.com

    Another storm for rain-weary California this week, then a break, then…yet more storms to come.

    This will be a brief update due to ...
    Published on 02-01-2017 09:51 AM
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    Last week, near perfect conditions hit the Pillar Point region of the California coast and over 50 big wave surfers charged to Mavericks
    and made the best of the excellent conditions.

    The big question lingering about the day, "Why didn't the organizers pull the trigger?"

    That question seems to have been ...
    Published on 01-31-2017 02:34 PM
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    One of a kind and surely to be missed, Bobby Grieser passed away today after battling illness for the past several months....

    RIP, BOBBY G. — I just got word that my dear old friend Bobby Grieser,
    Published on 01-26-2017 05:24 PM
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    The surf was large and clean, as long period swell sent a flock of 50 surfers out to Mavericks, near Pillar Point
    in Halfmoon Bay Today. With the 1st non stormy day in what feel like a very long time conditions were excellent.

    Mavericks Pioneer Jeff Clark had a two session day, with a break in the middle after