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Archive for March 2010

Cape Breton Island Makes the Bay

Cape Breton Island gets a fireboat welcome as they sail into the Bay yesterday morning. © Erik Simonson Cape Breton Island, the first of nine boats in the ’09-’10 Clipper ‘Round The World Race, sailed through the Gate yesterday morning after 28.5 days of sailing across a storm-lashed North Pacific. More »

All Clear in Clipper Cove

If you look closely, two boats can be seen in this shot of Clipper Cove, taken a couple weeks ago. The one with the upright mast had arrived that morning, the other — a derelict — has been removed. More »

A Swarm of Solo Circumnavigators

Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old American girl who hopes to become the youngest non-stop solo circumnavigator, is slated to pass Cape Horn sometime tomorrow. Beset with problems immediately following her departure from Newport Beach on January 23 — and, of course, after fixing those problems during an unscheduled (but perfectly ‘legal’) stop in Cabo San Lucas — Sunderland has since seemingly settled into the ryhthm of her voyage aboard her Open 40 Wild Eyes, if not with the air temperature of wherever she is at any given moment. More »

NOAA Weather Clinic Tomorrow

"Part of what I do here at the Sausalito YC is arrange for guest speakers," says Dan Leininger. "These clinics are open to the public so I thought your readers might be interested. More »

DH Farallones? Plan on Having an EPIRB . . .

You’d better have your EPIRB certificate ready for the DH Farallones skippers’ meeting or you won’t get to play. © 2010 Peter Lyons All skippers planning to do the Bay Area Multihull Association‘s Doublehanded Farallones are required to have a registered 406 MHz EPIRB aboard for the race on April 3. More »

Ha-Ha Solves Robbery in Auckland

And yes, we mean Auckland, not Oakland. Having moved to the southern hemisphere, Jamie, Mera and Aeron have a new perspective on life. latitude/Richard
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’ll let Toast Conger of the Seattle based-Lagoon 380 Don Quixote — who along with husband Dean and daughters Jaime, Mera and Aeron, had been cruising Mexico the last two years — explain. More »