Archive for March 2008
Cruisers – and especially commuter cruisers – looking for less expensive yet brand new berthing on Banderas Bay, should take a look at the plans for the new Marina Nuevo Vallarta.
If you were one of the several readers who made your way to the Bay Model in Sausalito Wednesday night to catch two films on Irving Johnson only to find they weren’t being shown, please accept our apologies.
We don’t want to say ‘we told you so’, but when Fiji recently announced that it was going to reduce the time foreign yachts were allowed to stay from nine months to three months, we suggested cruisers not get excited.
Boaters and their families celebrating Easter Sunday at Marina Village had a holiday they’d probably rather not remember when the body of a berther was found floating next to his boat.
If you’re a fan of ‘real’ reality shows, skip tonight’s American Idol, Wife Swap, Supernanny and Big Brother 9, and head on over to the Bay Model in Sausalito to catch a couple of historic Captain Irving Johnson films.
Some of you may recall the strange tale of the Darla Jean, a 48-ft motorsailor that washed up on Fanning Island last December after spending 95 days "drifting" across the Pacific from Moss Landing.
Patsy Verhoeven, seen here driving her Gulfstar 50 Talion to class honors in the recent Banderas Bay Regatta, has come up with the Sea of Cortez Sailing Week courses.
Cherie Williams gives a belly rub to an appreciative ray in Belize. © 2008 Rod Williams "The death of the woman struck by a jumping eagle ray during a freak accident in Florida last week, and the earlier death of the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, may give some people a wrong impression of these generally harmless cartilaginous fish," writes Rod Williams of the Alameda-based Catalina 42 Azure.
Just a reminder that all boats entered in tomorrow’s OYRA Crewed Lightship Race are invited to pick up daisy flowers from volunteers on the docks at  the St.
We know that this is Robby Fouts (left) with Robert & Kristi Hanelt of the S&S 53 yawl Skylark, but where are they and what are they celebrating?
Yesterday New York Supreme Court Justice Herman Cahn struck down America’s Cup holder Alinghi’s appeal in the protracted battle for who gets to challenge for the Cup and when.
As you read in Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, last weekend two local sailors perished during the Doublehanded Lightship Race on March 15.
Strictly Sail Pacific at Jack London Square in Oakland is coming up April 16-20, and a great way to plan your assault on the show is to download the free Pre-Show Planner.
Jonathan Livingston’s Punk Dolphin glides under the Golden Gate. Note the twin pole arrangement.
The local sailing community is in a state of shock over the news that two sailors were lost during Saturday’s Doublehanded Lightship Race.
Jim Forquer had been living his dreams prior to his fatal fall. © Christian Buhl The family of the late Jim Forquer has announced that a memorial ceremony to commemorate his life will be held at 3 p.m.
Everyone can relate: One minute you’re surfing your favorite sailing site, the next your screen is black and all your chartering photos from the last three years’ vacations are gone.
Many cruisers are heading south toward Panama at this time of year. But when they reach the Canal, they may be in for a rude shock.
The flood of emails and phone calls which reached us yesterday after we posted the news of Jim Forquer’s tragic death is a good indicator of how much this well-known sailor will be missed.
Does four days of racing in the Caribbean sound like fun? If you’re reading this and haven’t just come back from the 28th running of the St.
The ProSail 40 Tuki currently owns the Jazz Cup record. In 2005, she sailed the 26-mile course in 2 hours and 1 minute.
Commodore Moore got his new Corsair 7.50 tri up to 18 knots in just 18 knots of true wind in the near ideal sailing conditions.
Sweet Okole and Bad Hare Day grind around Alcatraz. latitude/Rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The weekend decided to thumb its nose at the National Weather Service and gave racers breeze, sun and generally pleasant weather.
Who knows the proper name for a group of rays? latitude/Richard
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC While cruising along the mainland coast of Mexico, Heather Corsaro of the Monterey-based Cal 36 Eupsychia took this photo of a fleet of little rays.
As keepers of the ‘official’ West Coast Circumnavigators List, we’ve been scratching our heads lately as we attempt to update the roster with missing information.
Emirates Team New Zealand filed suit yesterday in the ongoing America’s Cup saga, charging the trustee, Société Nautique Genève, and Ernesto Bertarelli’s America’s Cup Management with breach of contract over enticements they tendered in return for ETNZ’s signing of the much disputed AC 33 protocol.
If work or other commitments kept you from making the Banderas Bay Regatta or MEXORC, don’t sweat it too much — you’ve got a local alternative.
After dabbing a bit of wasabi and soy sauce on this beauty, Heather and David commenced enjoying their sashimi lunch.
If you’re lucky enough to be sailing around the Northern Caribbean next week, you won’t want to miss a special celebration (March 14 & 15) on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke.