Wildfire destroys California marina:
A wildfire that tore through Northern California has killed six people, destroyed over 48,300 acres and 500 structures, including the Oak Bottom Marina at Whiskeytown Lake and 40 boats that were docked there. The popular area for sailboat racing is 4+ hours north of San Francisco. Full report.
‘Boating while high’ on the rise:
Since recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Oregon in 2016, pot use among boaters has become almost as common as a cooler full of beer. But while it is legal to have an open container of alcohol on a boat, it is illegal to smoke pot in public, and Oregon waterways are considered public. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – ‘Boating while high’ on the rise, Editor