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Archive for September 2009

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 »

City Yachts’ Boat of the Day: Hylas 42

Hylas 42 Coyote © 2009 City Yachts If you feel like you’re missing out on this year’s Baja Ha-Ha . . . well, don’t! You and this Hylas 42 can leave tomorrow. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »