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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ad: Brisbane Marina Festival

The annual Brisbane Marina Festival, a popular (and free!) community event offering many activities for the whole family to enjoy, will be held Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. More »
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Ad: Delphia Open House

JK3 Nautical Enterprises, Inc., is hosting an open house Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the docks behind our office in San Diego and Marina Village in Alameda. Come step aboard the Delphia 40GT and see for yourself this high quality line of yachts that is priced surprisingly low. 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 »