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Archive for October 2010

Pleasure Cruise to Rescue Operation

Upon arrival and approach to Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu, two Northern California-based catamarans — Jim and Kent Milski’s Schionning 49 Sea Level and Steve May and Manjula Dean’s Corsair 41 Endless Summer — jumped into a search and rescue operation for 12 locals and a baby whose panga had capsized in rough conditions on return from 10-mile distant Aniwa Island. More »

Kiter Takes Back Sailing Speed Record

Frenchman Alex Caizergues once again reclaimed the title of world’s fastest human under sail. Luderitz Speed Challenge
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC On Tuesday French kiter Alex Caizergues reclaimed the mantle of "fastest under sail" at the Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia. More »

The Ha-Ha Forecast

It seems that the weather gods just won’t give up on what’s been the worst summer weather along the coast of California since . . . well, probably the beginning of time. More »

Be a Ha-Ha Hero!

Here at Baja Ha-Ha World Headquarters we’re eager to recruit some Ha-Ha heroes for a special mission. No, you won’t have to crawl on your belly across the desert or parachute out of a plane. More »

Summer in the Sea

Wayne and Elly Smith did an unusual thing — they spent the summer exploring the Sea of Cortez aboard Zeppelin. © Elly Smith Who says you can’t successfully cruise the Sea of Cortez in the summer? More »

Velux 5 Oceans Poised to Start

Brad Van Liew’s Le Pingouin will be one to watch in the ’10-’11 Velux 5 Oceans. Team Lazarus
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The start of the Velux 5 Oceans is only four days away for the six skippers competing in Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s ’round the worlder. More »

Readers Respond to Norm Goldie

As one might expect, we got quite a bit of response to the long and rambling letter in Friday’s ‘Lectronic that Norm Goldie of San Blas insisted that we publish. Norm Goldie of San Blas, who claims to have “personally” saved the lives of “numerous hundreds” of mariners. More »

Fleet Week Ends With a Boom

Too close for comfort! Jeff Berman snapped this shot of a Blue Angel through the rigging of his Catalina 36 Perseverance. “It was LOUD,” he said. © 2010 Jeff Berman Fleet Week couldn’t have ended on a more perfect weekend. More »