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Singlar’s New Boatyard is Hauling

Everything is shiny and new at the new Singlar Boatyard in Mazatlan.© Michael Latta "Last week I hauled my 22-ft Falmouth Channel Cutter Narwhal at Singlar’s big new boatyard facility next door to Marina Mazatlan," reports Mike Latta. "I hauled to complete a new engine installation plus take care of the usual list of maintenance…

What’s Missing from U.S. Yacht Racing?

“Sis, boom, bah, jibe on their wind” . . . or something like that. © Marchin Grzeslo You have to hand it to the Chinese, they’ve got a pretty dynamic country right now. Gazillions of people are coming out of poverty, and with so many of them flush with money, they are jumping into many…

The Banderas Bay Blast is a Big Deal!

During the Ha-Ha, Profligate showed the kind of chute-splitting skills that has John Haste quivering in his sea boots. Grace©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Banderas Bay Blast, a three-day, absolutely-nothing-serious series of fun cruiser races on the warm and smooth waters of the bay between members of the Vallarta YC and Punta Mita Yacht…

Pegasus Project Expands Horizons

The 51-ft Pegasus was lookin’ good at last spring’s Master Mariner Regatta. © 2007 Mariah’s Eyes “In the 14 years since we started, we’ve introduced about 5,000 kids to San Francisco Bay and sailing,” explains Peter Hayes, founder of the Pegasus Project. Staffed by volunteers from the local sailing community, his organization introduces Bay Area…

Suwarrow Threatened Again

Tranquil and unspoiled, Suwarrow has always been a favorite stop for Pacific cruisers. © 2007 Bob Bechler One of the most delightful and unspoiled places in the Cook Islands is Suwarrow. Located in the far north of the Cook Islands, this atoll lies halfway between Bora Bora in French Polynesia and Samoa, and has always…