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Archive for October 2007

Fireboat Tiburon Christened Saturday

Ken Royal christens the new fireboat Tiburon with pride. Royal has been an integral part of the creation of this high-powered jet catamaran. latitude/Annie
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC A new 35-ft fireboat for the Bay was christened over the weekend at San Francisco YC in Tiburon. More »

Bottom Paint Study Begins

In the September 21 edition of ‘Lectronic, we put out a call for volunteer bottoms to join in a study sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutica to test new ‘green’ bottom paint in the Bay Area. More »

Why Did the Sea Lion Cross the Road?

To find out how many Richmond police it takes to shoo a wayward pinniped back to the water. “Book him, Danno.” © 2007 Aaron Detrick Aaron Detrick, who took this cameraphone shot, thought a major crime had been committed when he pulled up to Marina Bay recently to find at least 10 cop cars lined up in front of the marina. More »

Two Circumnavigators Check In

We received reports this week from two intrepid singlehanding circumnavigators: Jeanne Socrates aboard her Najad 36 Nereida and Mike Harker on his Hunter 49 Wanderlust III. Both left Cocos Keeling within days of each other on their way to Mauritius and appear to be within spitting distance. More »

The Great Pumpkin

Even though the winds were less than thrilling this weekend, racers in the Great Pumpkin report a fantastic time. © Peter Lyons The winds were less than ‘great’ this weekend for Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta. More »

Smashing Kickoff for Ha-Ha XIV

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, the modern sailing
family . . . latitude/JR
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Roughly 600 sailors gathered in San Diego for the annual Baja Ha-Ha Costume Kickoff Party which, by any measure, was a smash hit. More »

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Three Dead in Chicago J/35 Accident

Four crew aboard the Chicago-based J/35 Jason were on their way to the boatyard on last Wednesday to haul out for the winter when crewmember 38-year-old Alexander Childers fell overboard. A small craft advisory had been issued just hours before and the seas had built to 10 feet when the accident happened. More »

Ad: UK-Halsey

When is “starboard tack” not starboard tack? UK-Halsey’s latest online rules quiz covers some very aggressive sailing that recently took place in the J/109 fleet. To avoid getting bullied on the water or sea-lawyered in The Room, view this just-posted quiz (#23). More »