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Archive for November 2007

Meditating on the Size of the Banderas Bay Blast Fleet

Ooooommmmm, 15, ooooommmm, 20, ooooommmm 25? latitude/Richard
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Today’s Photo of the Day is of Eugenie "all the stories you’ve ever heard about me are true" Russell, Commodore of the Punta Mita Yacht & Surf Club, meditating on the number of boats that will participate in next weekend’s first-ever Banderas Bay Bash. More »

Stanford Beats Cal, in Sailing, That Is

Although the breeze was light, competition was intense at yesterday’s Big Sail. © Chris Ray Although Cal Berkeley’s Golden Bears may be favored over the Stanford Cardinal in the so-called ‘Big Game’ this Saturday, both Stanford’s varsity and alumni sailors triumphed over Cal in yesterday’s J/105 match racing in the Central Bay. More »

Joyon Ahead of MacArthur’s Record Pace

Oh Lord, he is so small, but his ship and his speed are so great! IDEC
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Although Frenchman Francis Joyon only started on November 27, he and his 100-ft trimaran IDEC, thanks to back-to-back 500+ mile days, have put themselves 313 miles ahead of Dame Ellen MacArthur’s singlehanded around-the-world record pace. More »
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Ellison Wins A-Cup Court Challenge

Chalk up a point for Larry Ellison. The New York State Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Golden Gate YC’s challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup is, in fact, valid – that is, GGYC, rather than the Spanish CNEV, will be the Challenger of Record. More »

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Underway

The 22nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) kicked off yesterday morning with 235 boats sailing across the starting line in fresh 20-knot winds. Racers are undoubtedly pleased that the 2,700-mile jaunt to the Caribbean island of St. More »

A Warning to All

Ouch! Just when they were probably thinking about getting out the docklines and fenders. . . whammo! © Doug Thorne Call it Murphy’s Law, or just bad luck, but sometimes trouble strikes in the final phase of an otherwise uneventful journey. More »

Avoiding Dinghy Disasters

They say timing is everything. And that certainly holds true with dinghy landings. latitude/jr
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC With the start of another cruising season, we’ll remind readers that dinghy landings can be extremely dangerous. More »