Archive for August 2008
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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.
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.
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.
This funky catamaran was spotted at South Beach Harbor on Saturday. © Timo Bruck "We saw this catamaran — made from 1-liter pop bottles, PVC tubing and a Hobie Cat trampoline with an oar as a rudder — at South Beach Harbor on Saturday morning," wrote Timo Bruck in an email.
BMW Oracle Racing unveiled their new trimaran in Anacortes today. It’s pretty, but the question is, will it have a dance partner?
Normally when we get notices from the Coast Guard about drug busts, it’s because they’ve intercepted another shipment bound for the U.S.
Dinghy into China Camp for their Heritage Day Celebration. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re looking for something else to do this weekend, swing by China Camp tomorrow — by car or by boat — for their annual Heritage Day Celebration.
A group of white water enthusiasts enjoy more than just the rapids of Oregon’s Deschutes River.
Roy McNett, editor of the Rio Dulce Chisme-Vindicator, reports the latest on the events following the murder of Anchorage-based cruiser Daniel Dryden: "Local justice — it’s not a pretty word — may have been served on the night of August 14, when two men were killed in a shooting in the small town of Seja, about five miles from Fronteras and the Rio Dulce.
Pyewacket V – whether you call her a ‘racey cruiser’ or ‘cruisey racer’, she’s a beauty to behold.
On Monday, Anna Tunnicliffe hit a home run on the penultimate leg of the women’s singlehanded medal race at the Quingdao Olympics, hitting a massive left shift that sent her from zero to hero.
In places like Papua New Guinea, where Oceanswatch is currently conducting conservation and education projects, sailors have to make do with what they have.
At 58 feet, Neil Kaminer’s Tribute was about 15 feet longer than the average entry in last year’s Ha-Ha.
Santa Cruz’ Ernie Rideout has added another Santana 22 National Championship to his lengthy sailing resume — 79 years lengthy to be exact.
We’re looking for your onboard photos from the 2008 Pacific Cup. As much as we love to run the après-race pictures of mai tai racing and people passed out in lounge chairs or falling in the pool, ultimately the story is in the race itself.
The Women’s Synchronized Noodling Team – Kathy Baxter of Batu, Terry Morris of Niki Wiki and Michelle Willis of Coastal Passage II – took home the gold…Cuervo Gold, that is.
A trio of 22-year-olds, Seve Jarvin, Tom Clout and Sam Newton are the reigning world champions in the 18-ft skiffs.
While more information is coming in about Daniel Dryden, the 66-year-old Anchorage cruiser who was killed by four robbers on Guatemala’s Lake Izabal, the details of how he died are becoming less clear.
In the August 1 ‘Lectronic, we incorrectedly reported that Raymarine offers Type B transmit and receive Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) for recreational boats in the United States.
A plugged pipe in downtown Sausalito caused several thousand gallons of sewage to overflow down streets and into Richardson Bay over the weekend.
Maltese Falcon will be sailing under the Gate next month. Maltese Falcon
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you love big boats and spectacles, you’re going to love the news we received this morning in an email from Tom Perkins of Belvedere: "I want to let you know that Falcon will be arriving in San Francisco in late September, and will be on the Bay most of October.
Ruben Gabriel sailed his Pearson Electra Sparky into Hanalei Bay under jury rig at daybreak yesterday morning.
Regular readers of Latitude 38 will recall the story in the February issue on Jerry ‘The Iceman’ Borucki and his yearly expeditions north aboard his Freya 39 Arctic Alpha Wülf.
Lori Lombardo was injured just after the EYC 2nd Half Opener. © 2008 Peter Lyons Bay racer Lori Lombardo has plenty of time these days to replay the recent boating accident which has laid her up with a broken leg.
Head on over to Catalina for the weekend and stop by the Ha-Ha Preview & Reunion while you’re there.
Bill Turpin’s Akela looking fast at the Aldo Alession Perpetual Trophy Regatta and West Coast IRC Championships.
Officer Mark Hedeen of the San Rafael Police Department emailed asking for help in locating the owner of a small inflatable dinghy that washed up on Red Rock several weeks ago.
Judy and Bill Webster of the J/37 Sidekick bookend Judy-Rae Karlsen, the Rattle & Hum crewmember they and their crew pulled from the Pacific after a half hour swim.