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Archive for October 2009

Weather Breaks for Ha-Ha

Mild conditions at the start gave the fleet a gentle push across the border. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The rough seas and powerful winds reported earlier have now subsided, replaced by clear, sunny skies and gentle breezes — ideal for the annual Turtle Bay beach party which begins at noon today. More »
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Tanker Spills Fuel

A ruptured fuel line may be to blame for what the Coast Guard is calling an "unknown amount of fuel" released into the Bay from the Panamanian-flagged tanker Dubai Star. Just before 7 a.m., More »

The New Latitude is a Treat

The November issue of Latitude 38 is out today just in time for your bridge closure-forced BART commute! latitude/Annie
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After the kids come down from their post-trick-or-treating sugar high tomorrow night, settle in for a treat of your own: the November issue of Latitude 38, which hits the stands today. More »

Don’t Pass Up Ensenada

"After the great farewell party for our friends who are joining the Baja Ha-Ha, we’re inspired to write about our experience in Ensenada, and especially at the marina at Hotel Coral," report Victor and Andre Satie from the Ensenada-based Freedom 36 Easy Breeze. More »

Where’s the Beef?

If you’re heading south into Mexican waters this season — as part of the Baja Ha-Ha rally or not — be aware that health inspectors at Cabo San Lucas and other ports of entry may board and inspect any arriving vessel to look for certain foods. More »

SPECIAL REPORT: J/World Sinks on Ha-Ha

J/World at the start of the ’07 Ha-Ha. She sailed more than 10,000 miles before a freak whale attack sunk her 50 miles off the coast of Baja. latitude/Richard
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Shortly after yesterday morning’s Baja Ha-Ha check-in, the crew of J/World, the J/120 skippered by former Punta Mita Yacht & Surf Club commodore Eugenie Russell, experienced one of the highlights of the cruising life: They spotted a whale. More »

The Ha-Ha Gets Ink

The start of the 16th annual Baja Ha-Ha received a surprising — but welcome — amount of local media attention this week, including reports by NBC San Diego and the San Diego News Network, as well as the cover of the San Diego Union-Tribune. More »
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Pirates Capture Cruising Yacht

Somali pirates are reporting that they captured a British cruising couple in the Indian Ocean yesterday. Paul and Rachel Chandler, 58 and 55 respectively, left the Seychelles October 22 bound for Tanzania aboard their Rival 38 Lynn Rival. More »

Great Pumpkin Regatta

The Great Pumpkin Regatta pursuit racers clog Raccoon Strait on Sunday. © Peter Lyons With plenty of breeze, a great turnout, and rockin’ shoreside entertainment, this weekend’s Great Pumpkin Regatta left little — if anything — to be desired. More »