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Archive for August 2008

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 »
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CG Officer Busted for Coke

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. This time, the admission had to hurt a bit: A senior officer on the Pacific Area staff has been accused of cocaine abuse, and has been temporarily reassigned to a non-supervisory position. More »

Other Weekend Fun

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. More »

Vintage Schooners to Race Saturday

Hayden Brown’s 70-ft Marconi schooner Aldebaran will be one of a dozen classic beauties to grace the Bay Saturday. latitude/Andy
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC As every S.F. Bay sailor knows, our watery playground has long played host to every sort of boat race you could image — except one. More »

BMW Oracle Unveils New Weapon

BMW Oracle Racing unveiled their new trimaran in Anacortes today. It’s pretty, but the question is, will it have a dance partner? Unless the team is successful in its appeal, they won’t likely be sailing a Deed of Gift Challenge with it against Alinghi. More »

A “Cleansing” in the Rio Dulce

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. More »
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Tunnicliffe Takes Only U.S. Gold

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. More »

Raising the Rafters

A group of white water enthusiasts enjoy more than just the rapids of Oregon’s Deschutes River. © 2008 Scott Weber "I work as a photographer for a river rafting company called Sun Country Tours based in Bend, Oregon," Scott Weber wrote in an email. More »

Roy’s New Cat

Pyewacket V – whether you call her a ‘racey cruiser’ or ‘cruisey racer’, she’s a beauty to behold. © 2008 Rich Roberts/Westerly Marine Roy Disney is one of those guys who just can’t seem to get enough of ocean racing — even when he doesn’t personally go along. More »

Latitude 38 ‘Safety’ Gear

Solo Transpac racer Jim Kellam was easy to spot as he crossed the finish line in his salmon Latitude shirt. latitude/JR
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC There’s no better way to stand out in a crowd than by wearing a Latitude 38 T-shirt, available in an array of fruity colors. More »