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Archive for May 2009

June Latitude Ripe for the Picking

The June issue of Latitude 38 is on its way around the Bay a little earlier than usual. Thanks to the long Memorial Day Weekend, and an early deadline, we’re able to bring you this juicy issue a few days before the more-typical 1st of the month delivery date. More »

Sumatra Sinks Off Australia

Jerry Morgan was plucked out of the Tasman Sea by the brave and determined crew of the Scarlett Lucy. Scarlett Lucy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC San Francisco-based cruiser Jerry Morgan, 72, and a Kiwi crewmember, 39, were rescued last Friday after Morgan’s Trintella 53 Sumatra sank 320 miles off the Australian coast. More »

College Women Get Banner Day

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. latitude/Rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The ICSA Women’s National Championships got underway yesterday at St. More »
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They’re At It Again

Remember the persistence of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in The Terminator? Nothing could stop him from his mission to kill Sarah Connor. And it appears he’s just as motivated to kill the Department of Boating and Waterways, also known as Cal Boating. More »

Master Mariners Put On a Show

Ouessant chases Credit who chases Curlew. latitude/JR
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC One of the largest, hardest fought and most colorful regattas of the year took place over the weekend. But there were no megabucks one-offs or uber one-designs, and the only carbon-based material in evidence was the wood the boats were built of and the life forms sailing them. More »

Teen Circumnavigator Set for Final Leg

Seen here in Durban, South Africa, Zac has had a remarkable journey. He now has only 3,000 miles to the finish line. © Laurence Sunderland When a Southern California 16-year-old named Zac Sunderland set out from Marina del Rey last June, determined to singlehand around the world, many doubted he would make it. More »

Long Overdue Long Weekend

Scooting across the Slot to the Cityfront is a memorable ride for new sailors. Just make sure they’re good memories! latitude/LaDonna
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC While the year seems to be flying by, it also seems like it’s been ages since the last long weekend. More »

Things That Go Bump

There were more boats out sailing the Bay last weekend than we’ve seen in a long time. In addition to participants in several racing events, there were tons of daysailors, their crews likely driven to the cool Bay breezes by off-the-charts high temperatures. More »