Archive for August 2009
When last we heard from Dick and Sharon Drechsler, they were prepping their Long Beach-based Catalina 470 Last Resort for a trip down the beach from Puget Sound.
Although details have yet to be finalized, festivities in San Diego surrounding the annual Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally are expected to reach a new level.
A 13-year-old Dutch girl attempting to become the youngest-ever circumnavigator has been placed under state supervision in the Netherlands.
Ted Kennedy, who loved sailing and being at sea about as much as he loved anything else, passed away last night at Hyannis Port, MA.
Less than a week after a jury found his case against Bismarck Dinius to be less than convincing, embattled Lake County District Attorney Jon E.
Sausalito sailor Tim Sell caught this great series of shots during last night’s Sausalito YC Beer Cans.
Here’s of broader view of the landing at Niue. That’s Greetings anchored offshore.
Assuming this sailboat is not motorsailing, the skipper is running a proper light configuration: running lights but no steaming lights.
Pro photographer Peter “Snaketamer” Lyons rode herd on the runaway Viper until the larger Protector Escapade arrived.
What the?! Can you explain this unretouched photograph? © 2009 Daydream We’ve seen about a million photos of sunsets, but the one above, taken by Wayne Wilson and Susan Leader of the Ladysmith, British Columbia-based Selestra 50 Daydream, is unique.
After yesterday’s not-guilty verdicts, Bismarck Dinius and his family are understandably on Cloud Nine.
It’s not to late too sign up for this weekend’s second annual Sarcoma Cup presented by Beat Sarcoma and hosted by Richmond YC.
If you’re reading this, you’re obviously a fan of ‘Lectronic Latitude, but did you know it’s an extension of something much, much bigger?
The sailing community is holding its collective breath this morning as the jury in the felony BUI case against Bismarck Dinius begins its deliberations.
On Thursday, Victor Haltom, the attorney for Bismarck Dinius, rested his defense against the outrageous felony BUI charges for which his client is now on trial in Lake County.
If we’re somewhat skeptical about the ability of scientists to predict the weather 20 and 30 years out, it’s because they have such a hard time predicting major weather events a week or two in the future.
In the northern Cook islands, taxes normally aren’t a big concern. But the ‘shark tax’ occasionally imposed on fish can be annoying.
Whether daysailing or racing, this weekend is going to be fantastic. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s shaping up to be an awesome weekend to get out on the water.
Entries for the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ edition of the Baja Ha-Ha keep rolling in, having just reached 144.
"I just finished a 10-day trip around the north end of Vancouver Island on Evening Star, a C&C 43 owned by my friends Dave and Mary Utley from Bainbridge Island, Washington," writes Mike Currie, who sails his "highly modified" Newport 30 Voyager out of Poulsbo, WA.
The trip up the Petaluma River is reminiscent of French wine country. © 2009 Tim Crowe We have made annual trips from Alameda to the Petaluma Turning Basin aboard our Catalina 42 Azure for the last several years.
Bill and Judy combine to navigate without electronics. latitude/Nick
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Triangulation is the process of determining the location of a point — such as a finish line to a sailing race — by measuring angles to it from known points at either end of a fixed baseline, rather than measuring distances to the point directly.
After wintering in Hawaii, the Traums spent many days bashing to Tahiti, but little Eva never got battered by waves like she did from the speedboat.
The Petaluma Turning Basin has long been a prized destination for Bay Area sailors, but a few years ago, crime against boats — from slashed cockpit cushions to boats being set adrift — became a problem.
We’ve heard of successful night fishing, but this catch takes the prize. Yohelah
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Nights are generally extremely quiet on the Bora Bora lagoon.
Ras al-Khaimah: next host of the America’s Cup? Google Earth
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Alinghi announced today that the they will be hosting the match for AC 33 in Ras al-Khaimah, one of the seven United Arab Emirates.