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Archive for March 2010

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 »

18th Annual Banderas Bay Regatta

Banderas Bay Regatta racing as it should be — a crowd of legit cruising boats hitting the starting line at once in ideal sailing conditions. © 2010 Jay Ailworth There were bullets all over Banderas Bay last Thursday to Saturday, as the top boats in the seven divisions of the 18th Annual Banderas Bay Regatta were unusually dominant. More »

Groupama 3 Smashes Jules Verne Record

Groupama 3 glides into Brest after a setting a new ’round the world record of 48d, 7h, 44m. Groupama
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, Franck Cammas and his nine-man dream team passed the Ushant lighthouse after 48d, 7h, 44m, 52s, becoming the first crew to sail around the world in under 50 days, and take the Jules Verne Trophy in the process. More »

Plastiki Gets Her Sea Legs

A small flotilla escorted Plastiki out the Gate on Saturday morning while three news choppers circled overhead. latitude/LaDonna
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Even though we encouraged readers in Friday’s ‘Lectronic to sail out the Gate with Plastiki, the 60-ft eco-cat built on the Bay, we were surprised by how many boats turned out Saturday morning. More »
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Halley Lund Could Use Your Help

"Please help me," writes Halley Lund. "I need to know if Latitude has published any arguments supporting families living on boats. I lived at sea with my daughter, starting when she was a year old, for two years, and believe it’s the way to go. More »

Plastiki Sets Sail Tomorrow Morning

Plastiki, the 60-ft catamaran made entirely out of recyclable and recycled materials, including 12,500 soda bottles, will be sailing out the Gate tomorrow morning around 9:30 a.m. — first planned stop: The Line Islands. More »

Two Steps Forward to Cuba, One Step Back

Are more U.S.-flagged boats daring to defy their government’s ridiculous prohibition against travel to Cuba? © 2010 Carmen Miranda In the March 3 ‘Lectronic, we reported that a couple of Ha-Ha’ers had taken their boat to Cuba, not necessarily in defiance of the U.S. More »