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July 26 - Vannes, France

During this year's The Race for maxi multihulls around the world, all the entries were maxi cats. But this didn't put to rest the controversy of whether a maxi trimaran - generally considered to be faster upwind and in light air, but slower downwind - might on the whole be faster. We're closer to more information on the subject as Olivier de Kersauson's brand new 110-ft trimaran, K2000, was launched from Chantier Multiplast last Sunday in Vannes, France, and will be going on her first sail today. The first three finishers in The Race, it will be remembered, were maxi cats designed and built by Gilles Ollier's Chantier Multiplast. Kersauson, who owned the Jules Verne Trophy for some time, will not actually take possession until the factory sea trials are over. The boat's first public appearance will be at the Interceltic Festival in Lorient from August 3-12. They expect to make an assault on the Around the World Record this winter.

Photo Courtesy Multiplast

Down in the Sunny Caribbean

July 26 - Nevis
You may have rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous - and Basil - at Basil's Bar on Mustique. And you may have got down and funky with Foxy's Caribbean rhythms at Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke. But if you haven't been to Sunshine's in Nevis, you've still got some Caribbean barhopping to take care of. Perched on spectacular Pinney's Beach, with a backdrop of literally thousands of coco palms that sway in the breeze below 3,000-ft Mt. Nevis, the ever-gregarious Sunshine will set your mind free with one of his famous Killer Bee libations, and his inexhaustible music collection will get you dancing barefoot in the sand. Yah, mon!

Photo Latitude/Andy

Three Against the Atlantic

July 26 - Atlantic Ocean

Three entries in the upcoming 32,700-mile Volvo Ocean Race found themselves on the East Coast of the United States, while the race actually starts from La Rochelle, France. So the skippers of Team Tyco, illbruck Challenge, and Team News Corp. gathered off Chesapeake Bay on July 22, and are currently racing across the Atlantic as a tune-up for the real thing.

Former Californian John Kostecki, illbruck's Round the World Challenge skipper
Photo Courtesy illbruck/Forster

Pegasus Headed to the Barn

July 26 -
Pacific Ocean

Sailing photographer par excellence Sharon Green captured Philippe Kahn's R/P 75 Pegasus as she crossed the finish line to claim Barn Door honors in this year's TransPac. Pick up the August Latitude 38 on July 31 to get Rob Moore's complete report on the event.

Photo Sharon Green


July 26 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace

Who is out making passages in the Pacific and what kind of weather are they having? Check out YOTREPS - 'yacht reports' - at

Weather Updates

July 26 - Pacific Ocean

San Francisco Bay Weather

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California Coast Weather

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