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Archive for November 2007

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 »
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Delay of the Game . . . er . . . Cup

America’s Cup Management has announced that, because of the legal squabble with the BMW Oracle Challenge from the Golden Gate YC, the 33rd America’s Cup has been postponed from the original date of 2009 in Valencia. More »

Turkey Day Without the Turkey

Sailors from six cruising boats enjoy Thanksgiving together at Isla Isbella. © Greg Retkowski Just as extended families all over America travel long distances to be together for Thanksgiving, extended members of the cruising ‘family’-  who have already traveled long distances – also come together to celebrate this American holiday. More »

Suwarrow Threatened Again

Tranquil and unspoiled, Suwarrow has always been a favorite stop for Pacific cruisers. © 2007 Bob Bechler One of the most delightful and unspoiled places in the Cook Islands is Suwarrow. More »

Pegasus Project Expands Horizons

The 51-ft Pegasus was lookin’ good at last spring’s Master Mariner Regatta. © 2007 Mariah’s Eyes “In the 14 years since we started, we’ve introduced about 5,000 kids to San Francisco Bay and sailing,” explains Peter Hayes, founder of the Pegasus Project. More »

The Banderas Bay Blast is a Big Deal!

During the Ha-Ha, Profligate showed the kind of chute-splitting skills that has John Haste quivering in his sea boots. Grace
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Banderas Bay Blast, a three-day, absolutely-nothing-serious series of fun cruiser races on the warm and smooth waters of the bay between members of the Vallarta YC and Punta Mita Yacht & Surf Club — and anyone else who wants to participate — is on for December 7, 8 and 9. More »

Singlar’s New Boatyard is Hauling

Everything is shiny and new at the new Singlar Boatyard in Mazatlan. © Michael Latta "Last week I hauled my 22-ft Falmouth Channel Cutter Narwhal at Singlar’s big new boatyard facility next door to Marina Mazatlan," reports Mike Latta. More »
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Attacks on American Tourists in Mexico

In recent weeks there have been reports in both the San Diego papers and CNN on some very violent attacks on American tourists in Mexico, mostly surfers in northern Baja, but also including some RV owners elsewhere in Mexico. More »