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Archive for December 2008

Winter Solstice Sailing Fun

In the December 19 edition of ‘Lectronic, we encouraged everyone to take to the waters in celebration of the shortest day of the year — they only get longer from here! More »

Sailor’s Run Update

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. More »

Only Twelve Hours Left

Oh yeah! Having some fun now. What’s that they say about how the worst day on the water is better than the best day at work? latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC News flash: We hate to tell you, but there’s only 12 hours left to make good on those resolutions you made last January. More »

‘Rags’ Takes Divison Win in Sydney Hobart

Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI blasts her way toward Hobart and a record fourth-consecutive line-honors win. © Rolex Daniel Forster As the current steward of the Spencer 65 Ragtime, Newport Beach’s Chris Welsh added another remarkable passage to the chapter he’s helping to write in the iconic yacht’s history. More »

Get ’em While They’re Fresh

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. More »
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Sailing For Sanity

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? More »

The Barra and Tenacatita Report

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. © 2008 Karen Vaccaro Barra de Navidad and Tenacatita Bay, located on Mexico’s Gold Coast between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, have always been popular with cruisers. More »

Making Friends the World Over

Junji Nakamura is undoubtedly a hero to many Mazatlan sailors: "We just got back from Mazatlan where it was 85º and beautiful, as always. When my wife and I went out on a 45-ft catamaran for a short bay cruise, the captain asked if we just wanted to sail all day — heck, yeah! More »