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Memorial Day Weekend

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! We hope you all have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend. More »

Peyron Closing in on a Record Third Win

Loick Peyron’s Gitana 80 is closing in on the Boston finish of the 2008 Artemis Transat. © 2008 onEdition / The Artemis Transat/OC Events LoÏck Peyron is closing in on an unprecented third win in The Artemis Transat. More »
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Dinius Prelim Hearing Delayed

In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, we reported that Bismarck Dinius’ preliminary hearing on vehicular manslaughter charges had begun. After just three days of testimony, the hearing has been put on hold until June 10 due to scheduling conflicts. More »

Fair Winds for Ted

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. More »

Going North? Go Now!

If the weathermen (and their computers) are correct, sea conditions off Pt. Conception this weekend should be even mellower than this. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you have a need to travel north along the California coast soon, we suggest you consider casting off your docklines and taking off ASAP, as the next few days are predicted to bring ideal conditions for a northbound transit. More »

And Then There Were Three

Vincent Riou’s PRB is the third race leader forced to abandon in the IMOCA 60 division of The Artemis Transat. Riou said that PRB was reaching at speeds in the high teens when the boat’s keel collided with a large animal, cutting the beast clean in two. More »
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Fear Not, It’s One of Ours

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. More »

Stone Cup

Perennial rivals Donkey Jack (foreground) and Good Timin go mano-a-mano in the J/105 class. latitude/JR
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Action was hot, heavy, occasionally harrowing — and at times really foggy — for StFYC’s annual Frank Stone Invitational series held over the weekend. More »

Photo of the Day: Foggy Memories

Scorching temperatures around the Bay Area mid-week were replaced this weekend by our normal summer weather pattern: brisk winds and fog. While the sailing was great, visibility was almost non-existent in some places. More »