Archive for May 2008
The picture tells the story. . . With any luck, life will slow down substantially when you get out cruising.
Gray skies and mellow breezes greeted the starters of Saturday’s Master Mariners race.
Steve Mercadante, Assistant Harbormaster at Two Harbors, raises his paddle in celebration as Leilani returns from her first outing.
The media went nuts on Wednesday when Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy went sailing aboard his 50-ft Concordia schooner Mya just hours after being released from the hospital where he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, we reported that Bismarck Dinius’ preliminary hearing on vehicular manslaughter charges had begun.
If the weathermen (and their computers) are correct, sea conditions off Pt. Conception this weekend should be even mellower than this.
Our offices will be closed on Monday, so we’ll see you here Wednesday with a report on the Master Mariners race and much more!
Prosecutors still insist that the person with his hand on the tiller of a drifting sailboat was at fault for being hit by a speeding powerboat in the dead of night.
Vincent Riou’s PRB is the third race leader forced to abandon in the IMOCA 60 division of The Artemis Transat.
Scorching temperatures around the Bay Area mid-week were replaced this weekend by our normal summer weather pattern: brisk winds and fog.
Perennial rivals Donkey Jack (foreground) and Good Timin go mano-a-mano in the J/105 class.
We wouldn’t want to give away any military secrets, but we thought we ought to warn Central American cruisers that a mega yacht is ‘patroling’ those waters under command of the U.S.
LoÏck Peyron’s Gitana 80 has been steadily chewing into race leader PRB‘s margin, halving a 24-mile lead in the past twelve hours in lighter wind.
Isthmus Cove at Two Harbors, Catalina Island. latitude/Richard
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season at Catalina.
Lake Tahoe residents Greg Dorland and his wife Debbie Macrorie have gone over to the ‘dark side’ by purchasing the Catana 50 Legato that belonged to the late Jim Forquer of Newport Beach.
If Google Earth blew your socks off, don’t ‘aim’ your feet at any loved ones when you check out Worldwide Telescope.
In February, Dave Pryde and Jan Eckmann of the Washington-based Slocum 43 Baraka were thrilled to win the big raffle prize at Latitude‘s Pacific Puddle Jump kick-off party in Zihuatanejo.
Gaucho was looking good on a kickin’ Sunday sail. latitude/LaDonna
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We would never encourage anyone to risk their jobs by playing hooky, but if we were to pick a day to call in ‘well’, tomorrow would be it.
A heads-up for anyone planning that historic trans-Bay swim today: please postpone for a week or so.
Eleven IMOCA 60s slip out of Plymouth on their way to Boston. © 2008 Vincent Curutchet / DPPI / The Artemis Transat After sailing nearly 900 miles, the first five IMOCA 60s in the singlehanded Artemis Transat are separated by only 3.6 miles down the course, with the sixth place boat less than 20 miles behind.
New York Supreme Court Justice Herman Cahn released his order regarding the BMW Oracle Racing’s Deed of Gift Challenge for America’s Cup 33.
February through late May is the Baja Bash season, the time when boats that have spent the winter in Mexico need to make the 750-mile trip upwind and upcurrent from Cabo to San Diego.
Pyewacket, in her ultra turbo’d mode, as seen approaching Honolulu in the last TransPac.
In Israel, Independence Day comes right after Memorial Day. It might seem a little strange to have a somber day of remembrance followed immediately by one of revelry, but that’s the way they do it.
Columbus sailed the ocean blue aboard the Niña — more than 25,000 miles throughout his many explorations —  and now folks along the West Coast will get a chance to see what life was like onboard the famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) caravel.
One of the world’s preeminent singlehanded offshore races gets underway Sunday when a fleet of 13 IMOCA 60s and 11 Class 40s will leave Plymouth on their way to a finish in Boston in the Artemis Transat.
A big part of cruising is diet. And a big part of spartan cruising is a spartan diet.
Bruce and Alene of Migration spent three and a half weeks exploring Easter Island and making new friends.
In recent weeks the theft of shore power cords at several Sausalito marinas has angered many local boaters, some of whom assume the culprits are from the adjacent anchor-out community.
If you’re curious, like we were, about Laser Performance’s new-to-the-States 20-ft sportboat, the Laser SB3, you’ve got a chance this week to put one through its paces.
Sailing down San Pablo Bay in So Cal summer conditions for this year’s Great Vallejo Race.
Not exactly your classic port-starboard situation. In fact, in this case, we’d definitely give the port-taker right of way.