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Gift Giving Guide 2018

Gift Giving Guide 2018

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season Check out the stellar gift ideas below that are sure to be big hits with the adventure enthusiasts on your list. PLUS enter win sweet stash from many of these companies! Learn more here:...
Gift Giving Guide 2017

Gift Giving Guide 2017

Gear, events and services that are sure to please the adventure lover on your list   COSTANOA Off Season Bungalow and Lodge King Pass. Great Holiday Gifts Lodge King Weekday $159 Lodge King Weekend $189 Cypress Bungalow Weekday $85 Cypress Bungalow Weekend $125...
REI to Close All Stores on Black Friday for Third Year Running

REI to Close All Stores on Black Friday for Third Year Running

Outdoor co-op grows effort to create “new American tradition” with help of hundreds of organizations; launches experiential search engine powered by millions who have chosen to #OptOutside For the third year running, REI Co-op, the nation’s largest...
Return of the Wizard

Return of the Wizard

Bill Lee and Merlin return to race the Transpac By Paul Allen Photos courtesy Bill Lee The cold 57 degree water sprays over the bow as the eight man crew stacks 13 heavy sails on one side for stability. Not long after the stack of sails is secured, it’s time to change...
Vendée Globe: “Everest of Endurance Sport on the Seas”

Vendée Globe: “Everest of Endurance Sport on the Seas”

Elite sailing race sends competitors around the world … nonstop and alone By Martha Blanchfield The concept of the Vendée Globe is simple and easy to understand. You sail around the world alone without stopping and without assistance. The Vendée Globe remains...
Big Boats & Big Wind

Big Boats & Big Wind

Rolex Big Boat Series delivers Words and photos by Martha Blanchfield The annual seven race Rolex Big Boat Series was held in San Francisco September 15-18 this year. Contrasted to last year, where final day competition was aborted due to no wind and sailors opted for...
ASJ Announces New Sailing Editor

ASJ Announces New Sailing Editor

California-based racer/reporter Martha Blanchfield is welcomed aboard ASJ is pleased to announce that local racer/reporter and California native Martha Blanchfield has been appointed to head up coverage on all things sailing. A photographer plus writer, her commentary...
Our Big Blue Backyard

Our Big Blue Backyard

Racing the Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey By Paul Allen The sound of the wind fills my ears with a roar interrupted only by the boat slamming into the next wave. The 70-foot trimaran rises nearly completely out of the water, as the speed of this...
Hobie Cats

Hobie Cats

The thrill of small catamaran sailing By Chris Barrett • Photos by Deborah Swanson www.Studio101West.com There’s nothing like being on a racing catamaran and flying a hull while out on the trapeze wire. With your body suspended by the eighth inch diameter wire just a...
Taking it Sky High

Taking it Sky High

Pushing the boundaries of kite surfing with Erika Heineken By Michelle Slade Kiteboarder Erika Heineken, from Larkspur, Calif., now has two consecutive world championships under her belt, and in 2013 was also nominated one of four finalists in the ISAF (International...