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The Maritime Report: Special Event Tonight!

Our big Artemis Racing event, sponsored and organized by the City of Alameda and its America's Cup Citizen's Advisory Committee - of which I am a member - takes place tonight at the Alameda Theatre. The event's free tickets are SOLD OUT, so it should be an exciting early evening. A Q&A with the Artemis team members, along with unique videos and a free raffle, are all on the agenda for tonight's program. Watch The Alamedan for a story and video on Friday and this blog next week for a report! Read more >> about The Maritime Report: Special Event Tonight!

The Maritime Report: The Alameda New Year’s Day Circumnavigation Cruise

Boats pass under the Park Street Bridge. Photo by Dave Bloch.

CIRCUMNAVIGATION. It's a big word, and a huge challenge, making it all the way around the world in a sailboat. Alameda is fortunate to have quite a few sailors in this very elite family who live or sail here.

Ah, but you can also circumnavigate geographical features that are much smaller than the Earth. An island - for example, an Island City - might be challenge enough for the day following the traditional party night of New Year's Eve. Read more >> about The Maritime Report: The Alameda New Year’s Day Circumnavigation Cruise

The Maritime Report: America's Cup Update

A normally quiet time of the sailing year was made more interesting this week by an e-mail from Sweden's Artemis Racing, the America's Cup team with their base at Alameda Point.

There was a lot of excitement way back when Artemis announced that Terry Hutchinson, a Marin County resident and local sailor, would be the skipper of the team. Under Hutchinson's leadership Artemis excelled throughout the 2011-2012 World Series (including winning the Match Race Championship), and also did well in the two regattas this summer and fall in San Francisco Bay. Read more >> about The Maritime Report: America's Cup Update

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