Archive for December 2008
Who showed up at the Baz Bar with their ’05 Ha-Ha award? Damien and Deborah McCullough of the Newport Beach-based Celestial 50 Ticket to Ride.
The new mag and Calendar — both hot off the press! latitude/Annie
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’ve suddenly found yourself with a few leisure moments with nothing better to do than daydream about sailing, we’ve got good news.
Miela on the hook in an exceptionally uncrowded Tenacatita Bay. But it’s been warm and the living easy, with lunch and dinners for less than $4.
Junji Nakamura is undoubtedly a hero to many Mazatlan sailors: "We just got back from Mazatlan where it was 85º and beautiful, as always.
What keeps folks sailing, even after the days where the head clogs, the furling jams, the new handheld GPS decides to show it can sink like the Dow, and we swear to the heavens that we will never, ever go out again?
Mark Guillemot’s Safran approaches the stricken Yann Elies aboard Generali. © Mark Guillemot It’s only six and a half feet, but the distance separating Yann Eliès from his medical kit might as well be intercontinental.
You’ve no doubt heard of — if not participated in — Summer Sailstice, a global celebration of sailing that happens every June on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
Here’s the final installment of our holiday book reviews. For the past week, we’ve featured mini-reviews of a few of the more interesting boating books that have come out this year.
One of the most sure ways to embrace risk is to free dive, as Nicole is doing, with big gray sharks.
Around 11 p.m. on Saturday night, the skipper of the 52-ft motoryacht Giant Feet ran the boat up on Coyote Point Marina’s sea wall, which was covered by water thanks to unusually extreme tides.
 "As a result of my Classy Classified in a recent issue of Latitude 38, our boat sold quickly.
Readers — On December 11, Jeff Hartjoy set off from Callao, Peru, on a singlehanded nonstop trip around Cape Horn, bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina, aboard his Baba 40 Sailors Run.
As noted on Monday, we’re doing quickie reviews this week of some of the new books we’ve received over the past year, the idea being that they might make nice gifts for the sailors on your holiday list.
Pictured here during a day of sailing practice in the summer of 2006, the Arnold family of San Jose is now headed around South America.
If you’ve been too busy sailing to pay attention to the calendar — or go shopping — the Big Day is only 10 days away.
We are sorry to report that Mik Beatie died suddenly, yet peacefully, at his Corte Madera home on Thursday, December 11, with wife Suzi at his side.
Don’t get us wrong. The internet is great. But when it comes time for a good read, we turn the computer off and grab a book.
Courageous kiteboater Anne Quemere in happier times. © Arien Challenge As reported in Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, French adventurer Anne Quéméré was forced to abandon her unprecedented attempt to sail solo from San Francisco to Tahiti aboard a vessel propelled only by a kiteboarding-style kite.
‘Tis the season for lighted boat parades, and if you missed the half-dozen that graced Bay Area waters last weekend, several are coming up.
Peyron’s ‘big bang’ has taken him out of the running. © Yvan Zedda / Gitana SA In one of the real heartbreakers of the singlehanded, nonstop round-the-world Vendée Globe Race, Loïck Peyron reported that his IMOCA 60 Gitana Eighty had dismasted early this morning in the Southern Ocean.
Anne and her unique vessel in better times. © Adrien Challenge When French adventurer Anne Quéméré set out from San Francisco on November 4 bound for Tahiti, getting stuck in the equatorial doldrums (ITCZ) was undoubtedly one of her greatest fears.
“I’m glad that wasn’t the windward mark for the day,” says Victor regarding this roller that appeared suddenly off Pt.
We built our boat, Morning Star, in our backyard over a 20 year period — she was even featured in Latitude 38 in 1996, the year we launched her.
Room with a view – the surrounding panoramas of the Bay are one of the pluses of Loch Lomond’s quiet North Bay location.
The 1,100-mile passage from Tonga or Fiji to New Zealand is known throughout the cruising world as being potentially difficult, if not dangerous.
Now that you’ve recovered from an overdose of tryptophan, family togetherness and migraine-inducing traffic, it’s time to settle down to a little vicarious sailing fun.
There’s no telling who might show up for this week’s Banderas Bay Blast for Charity, three days of tropical sailing fun and games that will see the fleet visit Nayarit Riviera Marina, Punta Mita and Paradise Marina.
Having had great experiences at the San Diego YC and the El Cid Marina in Mazatlan, Lewis Guiss and Mary Lee, members of the Cal Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, have been loving their time at the Nayarit Riviera Marina with their Beneteau 473 Merry Lee.
It may be raining today, but this weekend’s forecast is for sun, sun, sun!
Per request, we received several nice remembrances of George Olson, who passed away on November 12.