Skip to content
Archive for August 2010

Hurricane Season

If you have a boat in the Caribbean or the Gulf or East Coasts of the United States, now is the time to be concerned about hurricanes. While hurricanes are possible from June until late November, the most and the worst of them occur in the months of September and October. More »

Who Will Be #150?

I have 147. . . 148. . . 149. Do I hear 150? Feel like making a getaway to sunnier latitudes? It’s not to late to join the fun. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC With only 21 days remaining until the entry deadline of this year’s Baja Ha-Ha rally, the current fleet roster stands at 149. More »

A is in Da House

A parked just off Sausalito Wednesday morning. latitude/Rob
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC A surprise guest anchored off Sausalito Wednesday morning — the 394-ft megayacht A, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. More »

Flipped Cat Anna Washes Up on Tonga

There are many false rumors flying around Tonga in relation to the capsizing of Anna. © 2010 Scott Stolnitz "Anna, the Atlantic 57 catamaran owned by Kelly Wright of Santa Fe, New Mexico, that flipped 125 miles from Niue in the South Pacific the first weekend in August, somehow managed to make her way unscathed through the East Reef passage of the outer reef at Vava’u, Tonga, then washed up against an island and was badly damaged," report Scott and Cindy Stolnitz of the Marina del Rey-based Switch 51 cat Beach House. More »

Latitude 38’s Crew List – Your Ticket to Ride

"I began sailing about a year ago and immediately fell in love with the sport," wrote Pat Lakner. "Since boats needing crew are difficult to find on your own, a friend advised me to sign up for the Crew List on the Latitude 38 website, saying that the magazine is the ‘Bible’ of the sailing world. More »

Name That Photo

Daily life in mainstream society can get a bit dreary these days. But we’ve found it helps keep our psyches in balance if we get a little silly once in a while. More »

Narwhal Saved from Sinking

Mike Latta borrowed a portable bilge pump from a passing cruising boat, which helped him get Narwhal to safety. A Mexican Navy RIB can be seen keeping an eye on the situation. More »

Warrior’s Wish Wobbles Home

Ronnie Simpson and Ed McCoy pulled off the impossible by sailing under the Gate very early this morning. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC A 21-day return passage from Hawaii isn’t shabby for any boat, but it’s downright miraculous for one that lost her keel nearly 800 miles from the beach. More »