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Archive for August 2008

BMW Oracle’s Tri Launched

Former Bay Area sailors Andy and Jill Rothman snapped this shot of BMW Oracle’s new boat from their home in Puget Sound’s San Juan Islands. © Andy & Jill Rothman Jill and Andy Rothman, formerly of the Bay Area and now of the San Juan Islands, sent us this exclusive picture of BMW Oracle Racing’s monsterous new 90-ft trimaran as it was towed around the waters of Puget Sound. More »
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Defiance Gets Home Safely

We were glad to find out this morning that Defiance, the trimaran owned by Spectra Watermakers founder Bill Edinger, is safely home in Sausalito after a compromised hull forced the crew to call for assistance 150 miles west of Pt. More »

Workin’ Overtime to Bring You the News

Recipe for weekend relaxation: Set up hammock; pour tall, cool drink; open new Latitude and escape. latitude/Annie
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC With the long Labor Day weekend upon us, you should have plenty of time to enjoy your two favorite pastimes: sailing and (we hope) reading Latitude 38. More »

Terry Bingham Succumbs to Pancreatitis

We received the tragic news that Terry Bingham of the Seattle-based Union 36 Secret O’ Life passed away yesterday in a Bolivian hospital due to acute pancreatitis. Terry and his partner of 13 years, Tammy Woodmansee, have been cruising the West Coast of Central and South America for the past few years and had made it as far as Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. More »

The Life You Save . . .

Be safe and sober this holiday weekend! latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Summer’s drawing to a close and one of the busiest boating weekends of the year is fast approaching. More »

Are Time-Saving Devices Slowing You Down?

Were these sailors just feeling a bit ‘loose’ last weekend, or did their main get away from them? latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’ve heard of running a mainsail loose-footed, but until the other day we’d never seen anyone running one ‘loose-luffed’. More »
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We’re Upgrading Our Website

We’ll be working on our website over the next few days so you may notice some slow-downs or even interruption of service. Emails and ‘Lectronic Latitude notifications might also be delayed or even redirected into your Spam/Junk folder. More »

It’s a Heat Wave

Forecasters are predicting hotter than Hades temperatures for the Bay Area this week, and there are few better ways to stay cool than by wearing hot Latitude 38 gear. Check out our online chandlery for everything from ladies’ T-shirts to hats. More »

J/105s Beat by Donkey

Scott Sellers, Eric Ryan and Rolf Kaiser’s Donkey Jack provided plenty of scenes like these at the J/105 North Americans hosted by St. Francis YC. latitude/Rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After four days of pushed-start lines and crowded leeward gates, Donkey Jack ass-kicked the 36-boat fleet at the St Francis YC-hosted J/105 North Americans with an emphatic heeeee-haaw! More »

Schooner ‘Parade’ Graces the Bay

Who needs synchronized swimming when you can watch Santana and Elizabeth Muir do battle in the Central Bay. latitude/Andy
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Anyone daysailing within the Central Bay Saturday couldn’t help but notice an inordinate number of spectacular schooners traveling in a counter-clockwise loop. More »