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Archive for March 2008

Sea of Cortez Sailing Week Revived

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. Talion
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Twenty-five years after it was founded by Latitude 38, Sea of Cortez Sailing Week is soon to be revived, starting, appropriately enough, on April Fool’s Day. More »
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Daisy Commemoration

As you read in Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, last weekend two local sailors perished during the Doublehanded Lightship Race on March 15. Matthew Kirby Gale and Anthony Harrow aboard the Cheoy Lee 31 Daisy were last seen about halfway back from the Lightbucket, about six miles from the Golden Gate. More »

Court Validates BMW Oracle’s Challenge

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. The decision validated BMW Oracle Racing’s Challenge for the America’s Cup 33 which means that, in order to not forfeit the match, Alinghi will need to meet BMW Oracle in October. More »

Grace Heading West Despite Accident

Sally and Geoff figure the open ocean can’t be more dangerous than highway traffic. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Although we know that Sally Heins and Geoff Lane value their privacy, we’re sure they won’t mind us telling you that their Peterson 46 Grace is headed west to French Polynesia this season, despite a major setback. More »

Doing Circles in a Panama Canal Lock

Can you imagine negotiating two full 360s in the Panama Canal? Seems like a clean pair of shorts would be required equipment. Panama Canal Authority
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Mike and Kay Heath of the Marina Bay (Richmond) Santionge 44 Finisterre report that they did two 360º  turns inside a lock of the Panama Canal during their February 13 transit. More »

The Westward Migration Has Begun

Having bought Solace on the West Coast, Gina and Paul are sailing her home to New Zealand. latitude/Andy
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Reports are trickling in from this year’s Pacific Puddle Jump fleet that boats have begun jumping off from a variety of locations along the Mexican coast. More »
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Two Sailors Lost During DHL Race

The local sailing community is in a state of shock over the news that two sailors were lost during Saturday’s Doublehanded Lightship Race. Kirby Gale, 67, and Anthony Harrow, 72, were on the way home from the Lightbucket aboard Gale’s Cheoy Lee Offshore 31 Daisy when they simply disappeared. More »

Doublehanded Lightship

Jonathan Livingston’s Punk Dolphin glides under the Golden Gate. Note the twin pole arrangement. latitude/JR
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Thirty-eight of 40 boats that started Island YC’s 37th annual Doublehanded Lightship Race on Saturday finished the 25-mile course around the Lightship buoy and back. More »

Forquer Memorial Planned

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. More »