Archive for June 2008
In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, we gave a pop photo quiz asking if anyone could identify the spot in Mexico where Profligate was shown anchored.
Firefighters called to San Rafael YC around 2:50 a.m. on Monday were greeted by a flaming back deck.
A German family of three and their French skipper were sailing a small yacht across the Gulf of Aden on Monday when Somali pirates forced them off their boat, taking them into the hills behind the fishing village of Las Qoray in the Puntland region.
In Friday’s edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude, we put the word out that cruising friends of Harold Parrett were concerned about his well being as he’d not been heard from since leaving Mazatlan on June 14 aboard his Newport 30 Etheral Star.
Switlik Parachute Company, makers of Switlik life rafts, has issued a safety alert and recall on all of their liferafts.
Medicine Man ducks behind Magnitude 80 in the fog off Pt. Fermin during Sunday’s start of the 13th Tahiti Race.
Ten men, aged 18 to 43, piled into a 14-ft aluminum fishing boat in Tracy for some fun on the Delta on Sunday.
Happy Birthday, and welcome to the Sixties! © 2008 Ronnie ‘Tea Lady’ Ronnie ‘Tea Lady’ of Banderas Bay is putting out a call to all friends and clients, old and new, to send her husband, Teapot Tony, a happy birthday, by email or otherwise, by June 26.
Dinghy racing in Clipper Cove is one of many festivities planned for Treasure Island’s Summer Sailstice celebration this weekend.
Local PBS station KQED (Channel 9) will be airing Deep Water tonight at 10:30 p.m.
We all knew that the Southern California-like weather we’ve been having — 85-degree days with little to no wind — wouldn’t last.
Tortuga, seen sailing here on San Francisco Bay, is a sistership to Bag End, which has completed half a circumnavigation.
In just the next chapter in the book on complete crap justice in California, on Wednesday Judge Richard Martin ruled there was enough evidence for 39-year-old Bismarck Dinius of Sacramento to stand trial on charges of vehicular manslaughter in the April 29, 2006, boating accident on Clear Lake that resulted in the death of Lynn Thornton.
Global climate change has been a hot topic for several years but with the skyrocketing costs of fuel in the U.S., more and more Americans are looking to reduce their ‘carbon footprints’ by limiting their reliance on fossil fuels.
Funny, Arjan and Jim both look normal. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The two men in the photo above — Arjan Bok of San Francisco and Jim Milski of Colorado and the Bay Area — are crazy.
Hank Easom’s 8 metre Yucca and the Bilafer family’s Henderson 30 Family Hour rolling toward Stockton.
Take a Google Earth image, lay a NOAA chart over it, and you get the latest weapon in the arsenal of computer-aided navigation.
“Hey, buddy, goin’ my way?” Latitude’s Race Editor Rob Grant is looking to hitch a ride for tomorrow’s Delta Ditch Run.
Pete and Susan Wolcott’s M&M 52 Kiapa, thanks to a fine design and light build, has no trouble hitting into the 20s.
Tim Sell’s Lucky Star anchored in an idyllic cove in Glacier Bay. © 2008 Tim Sell Last spring, longtime Sausalito diver Tim Sell sailed his Brent Swain 36 Lucky Star to Juneau, Alaska, spending the summer exploring the area and the winter trying to stay warm.
Little Wing sailing off St. Barth on New Year’s Day ’04. Has any Bob Perry designed boat sailed as fast as this 52-footer with a complete cruising interior?