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A New Brigantine for San Francisco?

Alan Olson, a Sausalito boat builder and founder of the educational sailing nonprofit Call of the Sea,  has some ambitious plans.  He wants to build a new 140-foot wood long brigantine to be used as a sail training ship for … Continue reading

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A Swan Adrift – Abandoned Sailing Yachts Drifting on the Deep Blue Sea

In February, Wolfhound, a 48′ Nautor Swan sailing yacht, was abandoned in a storm just north of Bermuda by her Irish owner, Alan McGettigan, and a crew of three. The sailors were rescued by a passing freighter. The boat was reported to have sunk. Instead, … Continue reading

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Puma Yacht Mar Mostro Dismasted, Half of Volvo Fleet Out of Race

Havoc continues in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world race which bills itself as ” the world’s toughest sailing event.”  Three of the six boats to attempt the first leg of the race have withdrawn.  Two of the six boat fleet withdrew from … Continue reading

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