Archive for June 2009
Friday’s opening ceremonies included traditional dancing at the water’s edge. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC By all accounts, the fourth annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, which concluded yesterday, was a huge success.
On Wednesday we reported that posts on State Attorney General Jerry Brown’s Facebook page regarding the prosecution of Bismarck Dinius caught the eye of the AG, prompting him to comment that he was looking into the case.
Kathleen and Stephen at Pitcairn Island, one of many places they hadn’t planned to stop but did.
The inaugural Delta Doo Dah kicks off tonight at Richmond YC, where Doo Dah’ers will mix and mingle, and compare notes on the weather forecast.
On Monday, we reported on the fun and succesful Summer Sailstice celebration at Treasure Island Sailing Center.
After a flurry of comments on Jerry Brown’s official Facebook page, California’s Attorney General announced that he is finally looking into what passes for justice in Lake County.
A couple of months ago, we decided that we wouldn’t be too disappointed if we ended up with only 100 entries for the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Baja Ha-Ha, which departs San Diego on October 26 for Cabo, with R&R stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria.
Dozens of boats rafted up in the pirate-infested waters of Clipper Cove for the 9th Annual Summer Sailstice this weekend.
The bad news is that you live in Sisseton, South Dakota, where we — as shocking as it seems — don’t have a distributor.
Robert Plant and John Shampain’s Still Crazy had a “Hobie Day”, or two, in this year’s Coastal Cup.
It’s a good thing this is the longest weekend of the year as there are so many things going on that you’ll be busy for every minute of it.
In the April issue of Latitude 38, Glenn Tieman reported that he was readying Manu Rere, his traditional 38-ft catamaran that he built in Ventura County for $14,000, for a crossing from Costa Rica to the Marquesas.
Forecasters are predicting gorgeous — and warm — weather for the Bay Area for the next few days, and there are few better ways to stay — and look — cool than by wearing Latitude 38 gear.
With a quality field of 27 boats, Encinal YC’s Coastal Cup got underway this morning when the slower divisions started.
The J/120 contingent of the Media Cup sets sail from McCovey Cove. latitude/JR
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The action was hot in and out of AT&T Ballpark on Sunday.
With the number of mayday situations we’ve been reporting on recently, we were reminded of an essential resource for Pacific cruisers which was put together by South Pacific cruiser (and once-Whitbread skipper) Ewout Mante of the Elliott 45 Bravado.
Brian Porter’s Full Throttle works upwind at the 2009 Melges 24 Nationals. © Ellen Hoke With the 2009 Melges 24 Nationals Trophy on the line, Brian Porter’s Full Throttle was over early at the Alcatraz start for Sunday’s eighth and final race.
A smart phone, such as our iPhone, is a key ingredient in any onboard office.
Jim Milski, decked out in his Ha-Ha shirt, feeling good about the price of his haulout, his new bottom and his new waterline.
In May 15‘s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we reported on John and Gilly Foy’s wild ride through an anchorage after their Kong anchor swivel — which they bought at West Marine a few years earlier — failed.
Back in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day.
We love to give credit where it’s due, so we’re compelled to compliment Channel 7’s I-Team reporter Dan Noyes, yet again, on his incredible coverage of the persecution .
Our fingers are sore from stuffing packets. Inside, sponsor flyers pitch attractive offers – such as up to 50% off on berthing along the coast.
The Coast Guard is asking for the public’s help in the search for two Northern California sailors who set off from Catalina Island on Friday bound for Santa Cruz.
All 100 feet of the carbon fiber, Nomex and tungsten that make up Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo came out of their cradle at Knight & Carver last week to meet up with their new rig.
Another way to celebrate World Oceans Day today is to go sailing! latitude/LaDonna
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC No, this is not just another lame Hallmark Holiday.
Prior to departure, Schrader (far right) and his crew strike a pose with Seattle’s renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly (with eye patch).
It was so warm in La Paz in late May that Patsy Verhoeven always chose the lap pool over the hot tub at Marina Fidepaz.
Registration for the 2009 Baja Ha-Ha has been open for a month and 77 intrepid souls have signed up so far for the annual cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
So many Delta Doo Dah‘ers wanted a place to bounce ideas off each other on where to go, what to bring and what to do in the Delta this summer that we created a forum dedicated to the topic.
Countless sailors have visited St. Barth, our favorite island. Every last one has been entertained by the follies of airplanes trying to land at the tiny airport.