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Archive for September 2009

Online Puddle Jump Rally Sign-Up

One of the highlights of the annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous is outrigger canoe racing. © Christian Durocher Although the prime window for crossing from the Americas to French Polynesia is still five months away, many cruisers are already gearing up for that ambitious 3,000-mile passage. More »

Tsunami Devastates American Samoa

Just one of many boats left high and dry after a tsunami hit Western Samoa yesterday morning. © Cynthia Luafalealo Yesterday at 6:48 a.m. local time, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake shook awake American and Western Samoa. More »

Who Needs a Hot Tub?

Who needs a hot tub when you have a dinghy and a hose? Veteran of the ’07 Ha-Ha (now in La Paz), Anthony Diliberti of the Seattle-based Ta Chou 55 Mandalay says it’s impertive to chill the beer first! More »

Watson Undeterred by Official Warning

The Australian paper The Courier-Mail has reported that the parents of Jessica Watson, the 16-year-old Aussie who wants to become the youngest person to circumnavigate, have received a letter from Maritime Safety Queensland assessing young Watson’s skills — and it wasn’t pretty. More »

Calling All Pirates

When dark settles on Two Harbors, grown-up time begins. latitude/Richard
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re a pirate, it’s time to get out the eyeliner and Johnny Depp up. If you’re a wench, it’s time to dig out that special boob enhacing bra. More »

Who’s Your Buddy(boat)?

Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Frys Harbor. © 2009 Mark Reed "We’ve been buddyboating down the coast with one of the 191 registered Ha-Ha boats," report Mark and Vicki Reed of the Portland-based Ericson 38 Southern Cross. More »

Meet a Movie Star at TYC

Kick-ass Tiburon sailor Genny Tulloch will be speaking at a fundraiser for junior sailing programs at Tiburon YC on Monday, September 28, at 6 p.m. Tulloch, 25, will detail how she went from a junior Opti sailor to star of the Disney film Morning Light to a member of the U.S. More »
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Surveyor Needed in Mazatlan

John Mottl of Orcas Island, WA, is looking for a surveyor in Mazatlan. "I’m buying a trimaran there and need to find a really good surveyor," he said. "I’m at a complete loss and need to find someone in the next few days. More »

That’s My Final Answer

In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, we posted a fantastic sunset photo and asked readers to tell us where they thought it was shot. The votes were split three ways: Australia, the Sea of Cortez, and ‘other’. More »