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Archive for May 2010

Sunday Turns Tragic

Feral sailed ashore at Venice Beach yesterday afternoon. Her skipper, an experienced solo sailor, Tom Kirschbaum is missing. © 2010 KTLA-TVYesterday turned tragic with the loss of three West Coast sailors. 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, LLCWe 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 »
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Singlehanded Farallones & Entry Deadlines

Our Wednesday posting regarding this weekend’s Singlehanded Farallones Race got some feedback, specifically with regard to the the quote from Coast Guard LCDR DesaRae Janszen that "singlehanded races to the Farallones are one of the most dangerous races on the West Coast." More »

KaBoom Moves to Candlestick Park

For the first time in 16 years, the KaBoom will not be held at Piers 30/32. © KFOG KaBoomTomorrow night the Bay will fill with hundreds of boats jockeying for the best viewing spot for the KaBoom, an annual fireworks display hosted by radio station KFOG 104.5 FM. More »

Airwego & Stray Dog Lost, Crews Rescued

"Looks like we’ll be coming home sooner than we thought," wrote Mike and Cindy Miller in an email to friends last week. The Tacoma, WA-based couple had to abandon their McIntosh 47 Airwego on May 13 after she was driven up on a Samoan reef. More »

Sharing Pints and Latitudes

"I took this cute photo of friends Mike and Sue Proudfoot just after giving them the April and May editions of Latitude 38," writes Jay Gardner of the Bay charter boat Adventure Cat. More »

The ‘Work Today, Cruise Tomorrow’ Plan

"After surviving two tsunamis, three cyclones, pneumonia, dengue fever, ear infections, a dog bite, a frustrating government job, altercations with a loser neighbor, and nearly constant noise and foul aromas from a nearby tuna cannery over the past eight months, we are ready for a new neighborhood." More »

Ha-Ha’ers Gather at Ullman Sails

Ever thought about doing the Baja Ha-Ha rally? Are you considering joining this year’s fleet? If you are — and you’re in Southern California — we’d strongly encourage you to attend a free gathering Wednesday, May 26 at Ullman Sails, Newport Beach. More »

Sailing in the LatePac

With just over a month to go before the start of the Singlehanded TransPac, a handful of entrants have yet to complete their qualifier sail. The bienniel race from San Francisco Bay to Kauai, sponsored by the Singlehanded Sailing Society, runs every other year, and is preceeded by the LongPac race — which is held in the intervening year — to serve as the qualifying sail for prospective racers. More »