Photos of the Day: More Corinthian Midwinters
January 25 - Tiburon
The leader of a group rounding Southampton, the Santa Cruz 50 Emily Carr startled the resident cormorants. Sailing in the 3-boat PHRF 0 division, Emily DNFed on Sunday.
If you saw Monday's Photos of the Day, then you know we promised you more from Sunday's Corinthian Midwinters romp around Angel Island. We'll have a feature article in the February issue of Latitude 38. The two-weekend series wraps up on February 18-19.
Eclipse sailing northbound along the old Berkeley Pier.
In Non-Spinnaker 3, the Cal 20 Cheeky Monkey chases sistership Tension II.
A rare view of the front of Tension II from the transom of another Cal 20. A third Cal 20, Little Feet, brings up the rear. Tension II was the only Cal 20 to finish the 11-mile course.
Trimming the jib aboard Howl, a Sydney 38, which had a one design division.
At the finish line, Howl nipped at the heels of Quiver, which won PHRF 1 that day.
Photos Latitude/JR except Cal 20 photos
A Month of Mishaps
January 25 - The Americas
It seems as though all our friends are falling overboard, having to abandon their boats, or having their boats sink.
On January 12, St. Francis YC member Craig McCabe fell off his boat off Angel's Gate near the L.A. Harbor and spent nearly six hours swimming in 59 degree water. That he was rescued by his brother and survived is miraculous. See the interview in the February issue of Latitude 38, which will come out on Wednesday, February 1.
On about January 15, catamaran designer and Latitude contributor Richard Woods of England, and his girlfriend Jetti Matzke of Oakland, were pulled from Wood's 32-ft cat Eclipse during a nasty Tehuantepecker off the coast of southern Mexico. We'll have the full story in the March issue.
And on January 14, Jill and Andy Rothman's Tiburon-based J/44, with Bruce Ladd of the South Bay aboard, sank about 1,000 miles east of Barbados during an attempted Atlantic crossing. As best we can tell, there was leaking around the rudder, then the rudder dropped off. They were towed for several days, but ultimately the boat sunk and and they were taken to Barbados on another boat. Ladd is a frequent crew on Profligate, so we'll get the full story for the March issue.
Also in January, Bob Mandel of El Cerrito was aboard a PDQ 38 catamaran that had to be abandoned in the Gulf of Mexico because of structural problems.