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  • Getting To Know The Peyron Brothers

    Getting To Know The Peyron Brothers

    A very intriguing and insightful introspect of the legendary Peyron brothers.

    "CNN Mainsail episode from May 19th 2011 featuring an intimate
    portrait of legendary multihull sailing brothers Loïck and Bruno Peyron.
    Olympic veteran sailor Shirley Robertson goes behind the scenes with the Peyron's
    in France as they mount Energy Team's campaign as Challenger for the 34th America's Cup."
    And of this typing Loïck Peyron and Banque Populaire a...
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  • Sailing with Sandy

    Sailing with Sandy

    As the afternoon progressed, I saw 3 of the Wyliecats marching out of the fog in formation, sailing from the Blackaller/Alcatraz/Knox course in the YRA season closer. Attempted to get them just so but task became impossible without fouling other boats, so waiting for an aft shot became the next best option. I noticed YRA main man for years, Pat Broderick holding up a mask with a female face on it as he passed and could not make out it's purpose or connection. Pat later wrote: ...
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  • USCG Seeks Assistance In Locating Missing Bay Area Sailor

    USCG Seeks Assistance In Locating Missing Bay Area Sailor

    The 27' "Amber" outside the Gate on previous trip ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Coast Guard is responding to an overdue-mariner report filed by family members of a Concord man. The 62-year-old Krzysztof Krasnodebski reportedly sailed his white, 27-foot vessel Amber on July 25 from the Grand Marina in Alameda en route San Diego. Krasnodebski's son contacted the Coast Guard on Aug. 1 when he could not reach his father on the telephone. The family has not filed a missing-perso...
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  • Emma's Official Release

    Emma's Official Release

    Emma Creighton, smiling and sailing, will be the only US woman competing in the 2011
    Most of you know we have been covering Emma Creighton's Mini Transat campaign from the beginning and are pleased as punch that the petite skipper with Bay Area roots has completed the vast array of obstacles to be qualified to represent the USA in this years Transat Ocean Race! And now that she jumped all the hurdles, she' had time to actually sit down and write a formal press relea...
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  • Journey Of A Lifetime: Molly Robinson onboard with the AAOT

    Journey Of A Lifetime: Molly Robinson onboard with the AAOT

    The All American Offshore Team, with 3 Bay Area sailors will see numerous sunrises like this very soon. They depart in the Trans Atlantic Race July 3rd © Amory Ross / All-American Offshore Team Molly Robinson and team mate Patrick Showell heading toward Bermuda © All-American Offshore Team Molly in her college sailing days with Charleston Growing up on SF Bay sailing on her parents Islander 36 "Pilot", Molly Robinson got the bug early, and as her and little brother ...
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  • Spring Has Sprung, Reprise

    Spring Has Sprung, Reprise

    Eugene Chow of Foster City has become quite adapt at single handing the 3 hulls of his Contour 34
    "Silent Wonder" seen here gobbling up the miles on this, the 1st day of spring since winter departed yesterday,
    June the 6th. In case you missed it, this is what spring should look like here in the Northern California Area.

    Go get some before it disappears again!

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  • A Slightly Different Perspective

    A Slightly Different Perspective

    When Santa Cruz based professional sailor Paul Allen wants to get away from it all, he really likes
    to get away from it all. Here he is set up for a peaceful nights rest half way up El Capitan overlooking
    the Yosemite Valley. Hope he's not into sleep walking!...
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  • Riding The Great White

    Riding The Great White

    Big Wave Surfer and Great White Wrangler Mark Healey takes a "calculated" risk with an oceanic apex predator. Photo: Team Effort Films What’s it like diving with a Great White Shark? If they want to take you, they’re going to take you. And the only way you’re going to interact with them is if you make yourself completely vulnerable and they make the decision to come to you. So you have to put yourself out there and there’s nothing controlled about it at that point. There can ...
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  • Carving New Waves: Kevin Pritchard Expands Horizons With Unique Videography

    Carving New Waves: Kevin Pritchard Expands Horizons With Unique Videography

    Kevin Pritchard hanging out in Maui
    The last time Kevin Pritchard competed at a sailing competition at Waddell Creek was 1997, and he was just reaching his prime. The following year he narrowly missed out on upsetting Bjorn Dunkerbeck for the overall world title after defeating Bjorn in the waves in the Canaries. This year he returned not only as a master sailor still active in the AWT tour but also as a videographer with a unique and distinct style which is already turning hea...
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  • Reclaiming History: Pierre Cayard reunited with his hand built El Toro

    Reclaiming History: Pierre Cayard reunited with his hand built El Toro

    Pierre Cayard is a fine furniture worker by trade, but when he moved to San Francisco decades ago, his calling changed as he became the primary set builder for the SF Ballet and SF Opera. When son Paul got into sailing in the late 60’s, El Toro’s were the in training vessel for youth, and Pierre volunteered his services to build on for the aspiring youngster Pierre admits it took much longer than it should of, mainly because of time constraints and working out of his garage after...
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    In early 2019, the world of sailing, especially in the US was rocked by the announcement that a college sailing coach, one John Vandemoer had been arrested and charged in the largest college admissions scandals in US History. This announcement along with a long list of wealthy parents hoping to get their children accepted into prestigious colleges and universities who were caught up in the racketeering endeavours of one William "Rick" Singer. According to the film ...
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