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90 Day Wondering

As you know, Governor Schwarznegger signed a new state budget at the end of September. As most boaters will probably also know, in addition he signed a bill that once again killed the so-called 90-Day Yacht Club. More »

Leg One of the Ha-Ha a Breeze

When the wind went light, some crews amused themselves with mischief – such as launching water balloons at the Rally Committee. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC As you read this, members of the 15th annual Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally have arrived at the sleepy fishing town called Bahia Tortuga — Turtle Bay — which lies roughly 360 miles south of the San Diego starting line. More »

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Free updates for Cruising Ports: The Central American Route are now ready for free download. © 2008 Point Loma Publishing October 2008 Updates (4 pages, full color) for Cruising Ports: The Central Amerian Route include all cumulative corrections and changes . More »

Joyon Charges Past Canaries

Joyon is building a cushion of time on his Route of Discovery record attempt. © 2008 JM Liot/DPPI/IDEC Only a day and a half into his attempt on the singlehanded Route of Discovery, Francis Joyon is nearly 120 miles ahead of the current record’s pace. More »
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Great Pumpkin Pics Wanted

Have you always wanted to see your photo, or one you’ve taken, published in Latitude 38? If you caught any of Saturday night’s party at Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta in your viewfinder, this may be your chance. More »

Women’s Circuit Ends This Sunday

Island YC’s Jack & Jill + 1 race will be held this Sunday afternoon on the Estuary. The race is the final event in the Latitude 38 Women’s Circuit so if you want a crack at the tiara, get out there for a great day of sailing. More »

24-Hour Record Smashed

Ericsson 4 set a new monohull speed record today. © 2008 Oskar Kihlborg/Ericsson Racing With a new generation of Volvo 70s racing around the globe in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, the consensus had been that the 24-hour monohull speed record set in the last edition would fall — it was only a question of when. More »

Virgin Money Throws in the Towel

Only two days into an attempt on the west-east transatlantic record, the crew aboard Richard Branson’s 99-ft Virgin Money is diverting to Bermuda and calling it quits after enduring wind into the 50s. More »