Archive for May 2009
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©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC One of the largest, hardest fought and most colorful regattas of the year took place over the weekend.
Remember the persistence of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in The Terminator? Nothing could stop him from his mission to kill Sarah Connor.
Yale’s Jane Macky and Marla Menninger on their way to a first-day lead for the Elis, and third place in A division for the team.
There were more boats out sailing the Bay last weekend than we’ve seen in a long time.
Conditions at the 2009 Laser Masters North Americans weren’t as breezy as they were here in this photo of the 2007 Laser PCCs on the Bay, but it didn’t faze the Peninsula’s Peter Vessella (right).
As we predicted from the beginning of the Lake County District Attorney’s shameful and misguided prosecution of Bismarck Dinius for the ’06 boating death of Lynn Thornton, their case is crumbling around them like a sandcastle at high tide.
In Friday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we shared John and Gilly Foy’s story of how the Kong anchor swivel on their 55-lb Delta anchor failed, causing their Alameda- and Banderas Bay-based Catalina 42 Destiny to drag.
Last Wednesday Lake County Deputy D.A. John Langan asked Judge J. Michael Byrne to delay the felony vehicular manslaughter trial of Bismarck Dinius, which was to start today.
This is what Profligate looks like sailing downwind, not what she looks like on a Baja Bash.
Gilly Foy holds the Delta anchor like a guitar, happy that she and John were able to recover it.
We hear the same complaint on a weekly basis: "It’s hard to find good, consistent crew." This always comes as somewhat of a surprise to us, considering there are no fewer than 172 people included on the Crew Available for Racing list on our website.
The future’s comin’! Dogzilla got the invite to the party, in early February of next year.
As if AIS — Automatic Identification System — isn’t already the coolest navigation/safety tool since the compass, we recently found a link that makes it the coolest ‘video game’ since Tetris.
The Bay Area’s Dan Woolery is up for the Seahorse Sailor of the Month.
Even in an age when first down markers magically appear on football fields, the Follow You Follow Me crew was surprised to find that the equator is now similarly marked.
‘Go take a flying leap’ takes on a whole new meaning when you harness your kid to a halyard and let fly.
It would be a crime to waste this weekend’s fabulous weather on anything other than sailing.
After buying 50 grapefruit for less than $5 in Guaymas, Wayne and Carol took the wine treatment to ward off any possibility of swine flu.
On May 14, an important decision regarding boating in this state will be made in Sacramento.
Profligate, Latitude’s Surfin’ 63 catamaran, seen here enjoying great sailing conditions in the Sea of Cortez, will be the mothership for the Ha-Ha for the 12th time this fall.
The new 20 peso note from Mexico? Lonnie Ryan
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The H1N1 flu — politically incorrectly referred to as the ‘swine flu’ — doesn’t seem to be a problem for cruisers in Mexico yet.
Ever think about getting a tattoo? This one indicates that the bearer is officially registered in the world-renowned San Diego-to-Cabo cruisers’ rally.
"I, like the Grand Poobah of the Ha-Ha, need to go to Mexico to retrieve my boat in Puerto Los Cabos and bring her back to San Diego prior to the June 1 start of hurricane season," writes Lou Freeman of the San Diego-based Swan 51 Seabird.
Okay, so we know it looks like we just told Katinka Kieliger to stand next to Seaward’s wheel, but you better believe it – this girl can drive!