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Archive for August 2008

Hamlin Wins B to B; Railey Takes Silver

Howie Hamlin, Mike Martin and Paul Allen won the 11th annual Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race. © Rich RobertsNipping at the heels of the reigning 18-ft skiff world champions Gotta Love It for the first few minutes of the 11th annual Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race, Howie Hamlin, Mike Martin and Paul Allen on Team Harken seized the lead when the bright red boat augered in off Crissy Field. 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, LLCThere’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 »

Sailors and Scientists Work Together

In places like Papua New Guinea, where Oceanswatch is currently conducting conservation and education projects, sailors have to make do with what they have. © 2008 Oceanswatch"I have made four Pacific Puddle Jumps (2003, 2005, 2006 & 2007) and have wanted to find a way to help the islands I have visited on my passages," says Bob Bechler of the Gulfstar 44 Sisiutl. More »

Gulliver’s Travels at an End

Sybil Erden did indeed bring Gulliver home to her bird sanctuary in Arizona. The Oasis Sanctuary
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCJust like the fictional 18th century traveler of the same name, Gulliver the parrot has had many adventures in his young life. More »

Age, Experience and Enthusiasm

Santa Cruz’ Ernie Rideout has added another Santana 22 National Championship to his lengthy sailing resume — 79 years lengthy to be exact. That’s 79 years of sailing mind you, because when Rideout took a comfortable 11-point win in Santa Cruz on July 27, he was actually 90 years old. More »

Rio Dulce Crime Spree Continues

Nancy and Daniel Dryden. His life was senselessly cut short by thieves in Guatemala. The Dryden Family
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLCThere is both bad and good news coming out of the Rio Dulce in Guatemala, where last Saturday night Daniel Drydren, 66, of the Anchorage-based Southern Cross 39 Sunday’s Child was killed by four robbers armed with machetes and an ice pick. More »
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Pac Cup Onboard Photos Wanted

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. More »

Do-It-Yourself Boatyards in Mexico

Doing boat work on the hard in the desert. Even if you could do it, is it something you’d want to do? latitude/Richard
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC"Does Latitude have a data base of DIY (do-it-yourself) boatyards in Mexico?" More »

Cruiser Olympics

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. Niki Wiki
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLCOlympic fever has struck the residents of Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico! More »

Can’t Miss Racing

A trio of 22-year-olds, Seve Jarvin, Tom Clout and Sam Newton are the reigning world champions in the 18-ft skiffs. They’re also leading the St. Francis YC’s International 18 Skiff Regatta. More »