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Archive for April 2010

Ha-Ha Registration Opens Monday

If you’ve been chompin’ at the bit to sign up for next fall’s Baja Ha-Ha rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, your time has come! We’ve been working on a new online signup protocol, and expect to have it up and running just after noon next Monday, May 3 at the event’s website. More »

May Issue Released Today

Hittin’ the streets – the May issue is out today! latitude/Annie
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The May issue of Latitude 38 hits both newsstands and the interweb (later) today, and you don’t want to miss out. More »

Plastiki Reaches Christmas Island

After leaving the Bay on March 20, Plastiki racked up an impressive 92-mile-per-day average. latitude/LaDonna
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC After 39 days and 3,600 miles, Plastiki made landfall at Christmas Island on Wednesday. More »

Are You Going to Vallejo?

Saturday could look a lot like this, albeit with more breeze. © Peter Lyons The party hats and hangover kits are being packed, and the division splits are up, because its time for The Great Vallejo Race. More »

Bogus Claims by Boguslaw Bob

Looks like the highly controversial sail training operation aboard the homebuilt steel cutter Columbia was a bit ‘bogus’ after all. Regular readers will remember our reports on the widespread search effort for this long-overdue 45-footer, run by a Frenchman operating under a British flag off the South American Coast. More »

Ski/Sail Gets Banner Conditions

The Laser and Vanguard 15 fleets get mixed up on Lake Tahoe at Ski/Sail. © Darren Kramer Eleven Lasers and eight Vanguard 15s showed up at Lake Tahoe this weekend for Ski/Sail the one-of-a-kind triathlon regatta you won’t find anywhere else. More »

Pier 1½ to Reopen Next Week

In December, fierce storms damaged one of the Bay’s more popular stops: Pier 1½. Though not completely closed, the outermost half of the 180-ft public dock has been roped off, leaving only the inner portion available to boaters. More »
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An Evening of Hope for Haiti

While today’s headlines are more likely to be about Tiger Woods’ sex life than about Haiti, relief efforts spawned by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake — which killed more than 150,000 people and devastated the impovershed nation on January 12 — are on-going. More »

Photo of the Day Revealed

This photo was taken just outside Ell Cove on the east side of Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska. Some of the more exotic guesses were Scotland, Crater Lake and even Costa Rica. More »

Abby Sunderland to Stop in Cape Town

Abby is undoubtedly disappointed in having to end her quest for the record, but she should be proud of what she’s accomplished so far. © 2010 Gizara Arts It was announced on Abby Sunderland’s blog yesterday that the 16-year-old record-seeker would be stopping in Cape Town, South Africa, to deal with a potentially dangerous autopilot problem. More »