• The Front Page RSS Feed

    Published on 12-10-2018 11:20 AM
    Article Preview

    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.

    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
    Article Preview

    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 12-10-2018 09:00 AM
    Article Preview



    JEAN LUC VDH is entering the zone of headwinds slowing progress. It will hold for the next four or five days, maybe longer. He has been up the mast again just to check. He seems happy enough for ...
    Published on 12-08-2018 11:22 AM
    Article Preview

    While the star performers today certainly were Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and Paul Cayard, significant to more competitors was what was happening mid-fleet. For today, Friday, the final Qualifier races were held at the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau.

    Crews finishing the Qualifier in third to tenth positions would progress on to the Quarter Finals. From here the top five would go to the Semi-Finals and meet the second placed Qualifier finisher. The top three Semi-Finalists ...
    Published on 12-07-2018 11:06 AM
    Article Preview

    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 12-07-2018 09:59 AM
    Article Preview

    SUSIE IS ON THE SHIP!!!!! wowowowwo!! message just received..from Susie Goodall Racing

    ON THE SHIP!!! Position: 45' 10.711 S 121' 40.157 W at 07 Dec 15:14 UTC

    THanks to all involved and the Master and Crew of the TIAN ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 05:12 PM
    Article Preview

    Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners beset by weather 30 miles west of Oceanside

    AN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued 3 mariners beset by weather approximately 30 miles west of Oceanside, Thursday.

    Mariners aboard the 35-foot sailing vessel, Julia B Lewis, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego's Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 03:09 PM
    Article Preview

    The Royal Malta Yacht Club’s Notice of Challenge was the first of the eight late entries to be received by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron within the late entry deadline - 5.00 pm on the 30th November NZT- and therefore the first to be processed. ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 10:04 AM
    Article Preview

    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran Gitana 17 lost a second of her starboard hull during the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe,
    and this bow section has washed ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 09:47 AM
    Article Preview

    UPDATE...Susie is OK but it is tough out there..she still can't believe she is about to evacuate from her boat, but is now focused on preparations and the very real challenge of getting off the boat. She appreciates the risks and the ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 02:38 PM
    Article Preview

    New Zealands Hammish Pepper and GBR's Steve Mitchell along with Hungary's
    Zsombor Berecz and Czech Michael Maier experience on course sail reduction
    during race for of the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau.

    Michael Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih current hold the lead, 14 points to 23 by Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening of Brazil.


    Published on 12-05-2018 11:06 AM
    Article Preview

    The IMOCA class offers a very positive appraisal of the Route du Rhum

    The twenty sailors competing in the eleventh edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe put on a remarkable show, at the end of which Paul Meilhat (SMA) came out on top ahead of Yann Eličs (Ucar-StMichel) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Out of the twenty sailors that set sail from Saint-Malo, fifteen made it to Pointe-ŕ-Pitre. Antoine Mermod, President of the class and

    Guillaume Evrard, ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 10:38 AM
    Article Preview

    Day 157: Susie Goodall dismasted 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn
    EPIRB alert picked up by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC
    Goodall safe and secure onboard
    Chilean rescue authorities alerted
    Nearest vessel is 480 miles to SW – 2 days away
    Dateline 15:00 UTC 05.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitch poled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 09:47 AM
    Article Preview


    At 1100 UTC on December 5th, Susie activated her EPIRB (emergency position-indicating radiobeacon).

    Here are her latest updates:


    1257: 73-INTERIOR ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 03:49 PM
    Article Preview

    Piana, whose Baltic 130 My Song has also set a new monohull race record © RORC/Arthur Daniel

    Pier Luigi Loro Piana's Supermaxi My Song finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 01:44 PM
    Article Preview

    We rejoin Randall Reeves As He Passes Cape Horn, Yes he did it earlier but the reports are delayed a bit,
    So here you go...

    November 30, 2018

    Day 57

    Noon Position: 54 36S 63 15W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): NExN 6

    Wind(t/tws): SWxS 17 – 23

    Sea(t/ft): SW 8 – 10, very steep; wind-over-current seas. Nearly pooped.

    Sky: Alternating between squall and clear. ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 01:12 PM
    Article Preview

    UPDATE! #GGR2018

    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 and Susie Goodall Racing are about to be enveloped in a growing storm that appears to be unstable and hard to define. one thing for sure is that they will have some challenging ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 09:52 AM
    Article Preview


    After two solo round the world records (2004 and 2007), three Atlantic records (2005, 2013 and 2017), winning the Jules Verne Trophy (2017), and his recent victory in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, Francis Joyon and his loyal partner, the IDEC GROUP, are dreaming of new challenges with horizons beyond the ...
    Published on 12-03-2018 01:41 PM
    Article Preview

    Day 155: The Race is On!
    Mark Slats rounds Cape Horn and closes the distance on J-LVDH
    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede predicts a January 23 finish
    Water shortages
    Outside assistance? New rule bans position reporting over the HAM and SSB net
    Dateline 14:00 UTC 03.12. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Mark Slats rounded Cape Horn just before 06:00 UTC on Saturday 2nd December, ...
    Published on 12-03-2018 10:04 AM
    Article Preview

    December's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup came in with a quick cold front brushing through the bay in the mid morning hours,
    with the brief rainmaker working across the central bay just before the GGYC's 11:30 1st gun.

    With a cool brisk westerly in the mid to high teens, and a building ebb, the fleet were all sent west to Blackaller ...

  • Right Side Sponsors

    North Sails



    Quantum Sails

    RBS Battens

    Whitecaps Marine

    Advertise with US