Archive for January 2009
Carole eyes the wares at one of the local tiendas on Mission in San Francisco.
The Baja Ha-Ha may be in hibernation till May, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without some kickin’ Ha-Ha gear.
You’d never know we are in the middle of a severe recession by the attendance at the Seattle Boat Show, which runs through this Sunday.
Ericsson 3 Bowman Martin Krite looking none too happy while standing by with the bilge pumps that saved the boat after cracks developed in the hull forward of the bulkhead in the photo.
If you didn’t take your boat out this weekend due to the crappy weather forecast, these kids, sailing on Will Baylis’ Soverel 33 Good ‘n Plenty, are here to tell you that you missed some serious fun.
We’ve received a bit more information about a rescue at sea off Cabo a week ago.
In the January 9 edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude, we reported on the sad plight of Sherry Mae, a Clipper Marine 30 that washed ashore at Ocean Beach around New Year’s.
The Volvo fleet has been getting a lashing from near-constant breeze on the bow above 30 knots.
If you think belt-tightening in the national economy is going to be painful, wait until you see what the state of California is going to have to do to balance their deficit.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken your turn at the helm of the race deck for your club’s regatta, maybe 2009 could be a chance to change that.
Cap’n Rich strikes a pose aboard his 1933 50-ft cutter Java Head before heading out to the Obama Ball.
Just this morning we heard from a reliable source that a sailboat named Carpe Diem had been abandoned off Mexico within the last couple of days.
The accompanying video shows the 600-ft cargo carrier Gulser Ana T-boning and dismasting the uninsured Venezia 42 catamaran Courtship about 350 miles west of Bermuda on November 18.
Readers — On December 11, Jeff Hartjoy set off from Callao, Peru, on a singlehanded nonstop trip around Cape Horn aboard his Baba 40 Sailors Run.
Even after the thief was caught redhanded with items stolen off parked boats at Pier 39, Harbormaster Sheila Chandor was unsure how to proceed.
Today, flood waters are finally subsiding in Fiji’s tourism center, Nadi, after three days of torrential rain devastated the area during the peak of tourist season.
With less than 24 hours to go before the year’s first big bang — the Corinthian YC Midwinters — new details are emerging which some sources say have the potential to put this event even further over the top than it already is.
The proud craftsman takes a trophy run around the marina, while his partner’s daughter, Martine, toasts his splendid accomplishment.
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.
Sam Davies celebrates Christmas. Is she sailing’s next superstar? © 2009 Samantha Davies / Roxy Sailing / Vendée Globe Every now and then competitors rise above their chosen sports to become media stars.
Team Natural Blues skipper Dan Brandt gets a 9.8 for style on this dismount at the 2008 St.
Hoot leads the Olson 30 charge at BYC’s Saturday race. latitude/JR
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC ‘Indian Summer’ finally arrived on the scene this past weekend.
Saturday had to be one of the nicest days of this young year, yet about 90 of the Bay’s most ardent racers chose to spend it in the Corinthian YC ballroom — with every window shade drawn, and not a beer in sight.
Offshore sailors always worry about getting run down by ships. The danger is less now than anytime in recent memory.
We’re not sure if Thursday’s big opening day crowds at the San Diego Boat Show were there because of the economy — or in spite of it.
"Yes," say Rob and Mary Miller, who did the first Ha-Ha in ’94, then cruised most of the way around the world for the next 11 years aboard their 44-ft Maude I.
VM Materiaux upside down, sans bulb, while skipper Jean Le Cam waits for the arrival of friend and competitor Vincent Riou.
Oops! Forgetting to check his tidebook, the owner of Dionysus took a longer-than-expected lunch at Oyster Point Marina .
Ira Epstein, who still has a house in Bolinas, drives his classic Robert Clark 65 Lone Fox on the windward leg of the New Year’s Eve Race/Parade.
Did you get what you wanted for the holidays? If you forced a gracious smile when you opened the package of socks that you secretly hoped was a hot Latitude 38 t-shirt, now’s the time to treat yourself.
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!
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.
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?