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The Maritime Report for May 9, 2013

Lots of news coming out of the America's Cup world this week!

New "Start Sailing" Website

The objective of writing this blog, right from the beginning last June, was to use all of the excitement and attention to sailing flying around the America's Cup events to try and get more of our Island residents out on the water. I am very happy to report that the AC folks have started a partnership project with U.S. Sailing, probably the most important sailing organization in the world. Read more >> about The Maritime Report for May 9, 2013

The Maritime Report for April 18, 2013

Photos by Dave Bloch.


The largest sailboat show on the West Coast took place at Jack London Square in Oakland for four days this past weekend. Thousands of visitors wandered around looking at boats (big and small) and all the STUFF you can buy for them. There were also booths by yacht clubs (three of Alameda's seven were there), boat financing and insurance companies, independent authors, magazines and sailing schools. Read more >> about The Maritime Report for April 18, 2013

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"Strictly Sail" comes to the Bay next week

Strictly Sail, the biggest all-sailing show on the West Coast, comes to Jack London Square next Thursday through Sunday, April 11-14. (Although you need a ticket for most of it, you can go wandering around the outside booths and soak up the nautical atmosphere for free. If the last nine months of reading this blog has made you curious about the sport, you might want to stop by! Info at http://strictlysailpacific.com. Read more >> about The Maritime Report

The Maritime Report: Sister City Visit!

Mona Ryberg Nordgren at the Artemis Racing boat launch area. Photo by Dave Bloch.

Six months ago, I wrote an article in this space about a project that Alameda's yacht clubs took on; a letter signed by all seven Commodores was sent to the Lidingö Segelsällskäp (Lidingö Sailing Club) in Lidingö, Sweden (Alameda's sister city). The letter let them know how pleased we are to be the base of Artemis Racing, the Swedish entry in the America's Cup. (You can read that article here: http://thealamedan.org/blog/maritime-report-sailors-hands-across-sea)

On Wednesday, we welcomed our first visitor! Read more >> about The Maritime Report: Sister City Visit!