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Archive for October 2009

Get Your Colors Done

There’s nary a woman alive who hasn’t had her colors done. If you have no idea what that means but still consider yourself a ‘summer’, then you need some bright and cheerful Latitude 38 logowear. 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 »
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Spooky SailMail Seminar on Saturday

The details of SailMail are a mystery to many cruisers. Did you know, for example, that you can use it to post updates and photos to your blog, download weather reports, and order flowers for your cousin’s birthday? More »

BMW Oracle to Get Wing Rig?

I’m watching you, BMW Oracle Racing . . . All Quacked Up
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC While we’re not sure if it’s public information yet, we heard a rumor from our little duck friend that you may remember has been keeping a close eye on BMW Oracle Racing at their compound in San Diego. More »

Rick Huffs and Puffs

Chuck Naslund managed to snap a very illustrative shot of Tropical Storm Rick has he roared into Mazatlan. "The shot was taken from the companionway of my La Habra-based Catalina 30, Saber Vivir, around 8:30 Wednesday morning," reports Chuck. More »

Latitude Needs Your Help

From Race Editor Rob: If you’re planning on hanging around the party at this weekend’s Great Pumpkin Regatta over at Richmond YC, we need your help! Due to a prior commitment, we won’t be able to hang out at the club long enough for the wearers to appropriate the various personae of their costumes! More »

Ruyant Wins Mini TransAt

Thomas Ruyant sailed his Finot-Conq designed Prototype 21-ft Mini, Faber France across the finish line of the second leg of the Charente Maritime-Bahia Transat 6.50 yesterday. Finishing in Salavador de Bahia, Brazil, after 18d 20h and 16m, Ruyant became the overall winner of the two-leg race when runner-up Bertrand Delesne’s Entreprendre Durablement arrived some six hours later. More »

Miscarriage of Justice Forces Sale

Bismarck Dinius has been forced to sell his Soling to help pay for his defense. © 2009 Bismarck Dinius Sailors around the world heaved a collective sigh of relief when a Lake County jury found Bismarck Dinius, 41, not responsible for the death of Lynn Thornton. Thornton More »

Hang On Mazatlan

Remember super strong Hurricane Rick which, according to earlier forecasts, was going to batter Cabo San Lucas with Cat 1 or Cat 2 hurricane force winds, leaving all the fishermen in the multimillion dollar Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Jackpot with nothing but bad bait? More »

Ha-Ha Heroes Urgently Needed

The Baja Ha-Ha Rally Committee is starting to get a little worried. And not just about late-season hurricanes. If they don’t find some folks willing to bring hot-off-the-press November issues of Latitude to Cabo early next month, the Committee fears they may be skinned alive by members of the fleet. More »