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Archive for June 2009

Summer Sailing in the Slow Lane

Back in action, and back on the water, Kent and Paula are bucking recessionary woes with six weeks of Caribbean sailing. latitude/Andy
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Thanks to the economic slowdown, sailing Caribbean waters this summer is more laid back than ever. More »

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Tiburon waterfront home with 6,000-lb boat lift. © Frank Howard Allen Realtors This south-facing property on Raccoon Strait is bathed in sunshine and boasts expansive views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Angel Island. More »

Long Beach Race Week

Steve Brown’s Wild Thing leads Garrett Woodworth’s Frequent Flyer into a weather mark. They flip-flopped in the final standings, with Woodworth’s team winning the six boat class by a six points. More »

Hot Delta Doo Dah Action

The Delta Doo Dah ‘start’ was the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Light winds afforded plenty of opportunity to practice sailing under spinnaker. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The inaugural Delta Doo Dah, our laid-back rally from the Bay to the Delta, kicked off Friday night at Richmond YC, where sailors had a chance to check in, claim their swag bags, grab some grub from the galley and get to know each other. More »

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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. More »

Tawodi Returns

Kathleen and Stephen at Pitcairn Island, one of many places they hadn’t planned to stop but did. Tawodi
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The first time we wrote about Kathleen Torres and Captain Stephen Mann of the custom 39-ft Tawodi was last fall, when we noted that the young couple had departed San Diego on a planned ‘race pace circumnavigation.’ More »

A Glorious Welcome to Polynesia

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. More »

Delta Doo Dah Departing

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. Hopefully everyone has packed plenty of sunscreen, shade, fans and ice, because the forecast is hot, hot, hot! More »
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It’s About Frigging Time

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. Dozens upon dozens of ‘Facebookers’ have voiced their outrage over the ridiculous prosecution of Bismarck Dinius for the 2006 death of Lynn Thornton. More »
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The Ha-Ha Hits 100

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. More »