Archive for June 2010
We never did catch this young sailor’s name, but after his dance floor experience during the lavish reception at Papeete’s town hall, we’re sure he’d give this year’s Rendezvous a glowing testimonial.
As the whole world must know, there was a recent failed attempt at an age record circumnavigation by a girl from Southern California.
If you’re eating, please save this item for later. If you’re squeamish, you may want to pass on it for good.
Thirteen El Toro sailors descended on Clear Lake last weekend to race for the class’s North American Championship.
Exactly one week after 16-year-old Thousand Oaks teen Abby Sunderland activated two EPIRBs after being dismasted, a Dutch court extended a ban preventing 14-year-old Laura Dekker from setting off on her own quest to become the youngest person to solo circumnavigate.
For the last 10 days or so, we’ve been taking a walk every morning to the Police Dock in San Diego, where at this time of year you find all kinds of sailing stories.
We know we’d promised to give you a run-down of this weekend’s more local events today, but we’re pre-empting that for a look at the draft protocol for the 34th America’s Cup.
Different people have different needs, but in our case at least, Apple has surprisingly satisfied a whole bunch of them with what we’ve found to be the extremely useful and versatile iPad 3G.
Alan Brierty’s R/P 63 Limit leaves the Bay behind shortly after starting the Encinal YC’s Coastal Cup yesterday.
We want to thank everyone for their comments regarding Abby Sunderland’s attempt at a solo circumnavigation via the Southern Ocean in winter, and our reaction to it.
A 53-year-old Salinas man was sentenced this week to 30 months in federal prison for calling in a false mayday in October of ’08, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tim and Karin Knowles Wyliecat 39 Lilith and Sam McFadden’s Olson 30 Dragonsong get split up by a tanker during Saturday’s Delta Ditch Run.
Having resided in the confines of a sheltered world, we’re not sure if Abby Sunderland yet understands that when she returns to the States, she’s likely to face a bigger storm than any she saw in the Southern Ocean.
The tremendous news is that 16-year-old Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks, who set off two EPIRBs deep in the Southern Ocean yesterday from her Open 40 Wild Eyes, has been located in good health by a Qantas airliner chartered by the Australian government.
‘Yes We Can’ was a rallying cry in the ’08 presidential campaign, and one that was embraced by voters in yesterday’s Lake County primary elections.
We’ve been given the following update on the condition of Greg Dorland of the Lake Tahoe-based Catana 52 Escapade, who readers may remember from his participation in the last two Ha-Ha’s: "Latitude got the news about my leg before it was even operated on!
Freda drew quite a crowd for the fastening of her “shutter plank” on Saturday at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center.
We’re gearing up for an article on tips for this fall’s group of first-time cruisers and we’d love to include ideas from experienced cruisers.
The stress of planning a complex gathering can easily give even the most experienced event planners angst, and perhaps even nightmares.
During Ocean Watch’s epic cruise there were both miserable days – with 50-knot winds and 50-ft waves – and glorious days like this one, blasting downwind under sunny skies.
We can’t identify who called Latitude yesterday morning with the report, but a normally reliable source extremely close to the ultimate decision-maker for the site of the next America’s Cup says that Larry Ellison of BMW Oracle is about to announce that the next America’s Cup will be held off Italy, not on San Francisco Bay.
We hope we never have to experience a scene like this first-hand. But if a float plan submitted to the Coast Guard means that we get to actually live to tell about it, then we’re all for it.