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Archive for May 2010

Rally Roster Nears 100

Seventy-five sailors converged on the Ullman Sails loft in Newport Beach Wednesday night, coming from as far away as Santa Barbara and San Diego. Although their backgrounds and the types of boats they sail on vary greatly, they all had one thing in common: a burning desire to do the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally this fall. More »

Ocean Watch Is in the House

Ocean Watch was greeted by the San Francisco Fireboat when she sailed under the Gate on Wednesday. © 2010 Dott Jackson San Francisco Bay is fortunate to be hosting some pretty amazing sailors on a pretty amazing expedition. More »
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MOB Successfully Recovered

Santa Cruz sailor Malcolm Brown and the rest of the crew of Scott Hipsley’s Santa Cruz YC-based Melges 24 Wild Thing had a close call that thankfully ended well. During the second run of a double windward-leeward SCORE race off Santa Cruz on Sunday in a heavy sea state and breeze building into the 30s, Brown was on the leeward side of the boat when it wiped out. More »

Hot Latitude Gear

There’s no better way to stand out in a crowd than by wearing a Latitude 38 T-shirt or hat, available in an array of fruity colors. Choose your favorite color in our online chandlery. More »
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Ocean Racing Entry Deadlines

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their feedback on ocean racing entry deadlines. It was too late to get them in the June issue and we simply didn’t have room for all the responses here. More »

Saved by a Decibel or Two

After we pulled the two French women out of the water, we called the Port Captain in Gustavia, and Jacques and another man came out to complete the rescue. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC It was the stressed tone of the voice that attracted our attention. More »

It’s Every Man for Himself

Last month marked the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Not to take anything away from the horror of that night, but come on — hasn’t the whole Titanic thing been pretty well beaten to death? More »

The Latitude 38 Fishing – and More – Contest

Ethan triumphantly holds up the kind of fish he can’t find around Ya Ta Hey, New Mexico. Meshach
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We were so impressed by the 75-or-so-lb pargo that Ethan Smith of the Ya Ta Hey, New Mexico-based Ovni 36 Eyoni nailed while free-diving off Thor Temme’s custom 45-ft tri Meshach off the coast of Punta Mita, Mexico, that we decided it was time for a Latitude 38 Fishing Contest. More »