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Archive for October 2007

Ha-Ha Update

From the Grand Poobah himself, here is some important info relating to the Ha-Ha: 1) Offshore flow is returning to SoCal and the air quality is much better. In any event, the conditions on the waterfront are nowhere nearly as bad as they were in 2003. More »

I Paid How Much per Hour for This Work?

It can be an upside down world if you don’t supervise work on your boat. Richard Drechsler
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Former Northern Californian Dick Drechsler took his Catalina 470 Last Resort to a Southern California boatyard to have a bunch of work done. More »

Pindar Open 60 Dismasted

Brian Thompson’s Pindar 60 was dismasted in mild conditions last night on its way to La Havre, France, for the start of the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabré. The race, which starts in just eight days, runs non-stop from France to Brazil. More »
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Net Times to Note

If you’re heading south to the sunny latitudes of Mexico and are new to the cruising life you may not be aware of the cruiser nets that keep sailors updated on weather, local events and other topical news. More »

Is There More Crime in La Paz?

Every year about this time, we get a letter or two from people in Mexico, almost always in La Paz, with some ominious-sounding news for cruisers about to head down. This month we got one from the skipper of Callisto. More »
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Sailing in Santa Anas

"We left San Diego on October 21 for points south and La Paz," writes David Addleman and Heather Corsaro, who are doublehanding their Monterey-based Cal 36 Eupsychia. "Santa Ana winds had been forecast, but once past the Coronado Islands, we got hit by what must have been a chubasco. More »
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Ha-Ha Changes Due to Fires in San Diego

The devastating fires in Southern California have left hundreds of thousands of people seeking shelter, and those with boats have moved aboard them. As such, Cabrillo Isle Marina, which has been the site of all Ha-Ha Kick-Off Parties to date, has requested that we seek another party site. More »

Hell Freezes Over

Yes, it seems that hell has frozen over, because the State of Hawaii, after all these decades, is actually taking a baby step to improve things in one part of the woefully rundown 747-berth Ala Wai Yacht Harbor in Honolulu. More »