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Archive for September 2007

Marina Riviera Nayarit

Marina Riviera Nayarit as seen last Friday. latitude/Doña de Mallorca
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Doña de Mallorca paid a visit to the much anticipated 400-berth Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz on Banderas Bay last week to check on the progress. More »
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NorCal Women’s Sailing Seminar

Ok, ladies, time’s running out to sign up for the 15th Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar. This weekend of on-shore and on-the-water training sessions runs October 6-7 at Island YC in Alameda and is always raved about by participants of all skill levels. More »
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Speaking Of Aussie Girls . . .

"I’m a 26-year-old Aussie lass who will be heading your way to join my parents on their boat Warrior in Puerto Vallarta," writes Melissa Kuiboer. "They spent the last year in the Sea of Cortez and mainland Mexico. More »

The Pacific Puddle Jump Diet Plan

When we first met Ray and Peggy Wilson in Puerto Vallarta last spring as they were preparing their Long Beach-based Transpac 49 Sol Searcher for the Pacific Puddle Jump, they looked pretty fit. More »
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Got Crew? Ha-Ha-ers Gather October 3

Just this morning Joseph McGinnis wrote to Latitude 38 asking how he might find a ride on this year’s Baja Ha-Ha cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. Our advice to Joseph and others is to first sign up on Lat 38‘s Mexico-Only Crew List. More »

The Tale of Two MaxZ86s

The longer, stronger Pyewacket off Diamond Head. latitude/Richard
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Today’s Photo of the Day is of the modified MaxZ 86 Pyewacket, which was built for Roy Disney, as seen crossing the finish line at the end of July’s TransPac. More »
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Call for Volunteer Bottoms

KKMI is working with Janssen Pharmaceutica to develop a greener bottom paint, and are inviting Bay Area boaters to help in the effort by volunteering their own bottoms for a one-year study. More »

Looking for Some Weekend Fun?

Didn’t get enough racing at Big Boat Series? Looking for something to do this weekend? There are numerous racing events going on this weekend, so here’s a little run-down: Richmond YC: Lightning Class Pacific Coast Championships and Totally Dinghy – all centerboard boats are invited! More »

Google Earth is More Detailed Than Ever

This isn’t nearly the maximum resolution available on Google Earth, nonetheless, it’s ideal for orientation of Marina Cabo San Lucas Google Earth
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Bill Finkelstein of the Valiant 50 Raptor Dance informed us that Google has just added a bunch of new countries and detail to their Maps/Earth feature, including more detailed images of Mexico. More »