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Archive for October 2007

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Women’s Circuit Wraps Up November 4

With just one race left, a queen of Latitude 38’s unofficial women’s circuit will be crowned soon. Whether you’ve done lots of women skipper events or are considering entering your first race, you’re encouraged to enter Island Yacht Club’s Jack & Jill + 1, to be sailed on the Estuary Saturday, November 4. 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 »