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Archive for January 2011

Make Time for MOB Training

Shana Bagley made friends with a real dummy during MOB training on Pegasus. Pegasus
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Walnut Creeks’s Shana Bagley, who sailed several legs in the 2009-10 Clipper ‘Round the World Race aboard California, shared the following photos of crew overboard training aboard the 51-ft John Alden ketch Pegasus. More »
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Beware of Rogue Coasties

On Friday we brought you the bizarre story of the ‘naked ninja’ thief who painted his entire body black and boarded the Bear Valley-based Shock Wave 42 cat Green Flash, which was moored off Cartegena, Colombia. More »

Banque Populaire V Charges Ahead

Over the weekend Banque Populaire V began an attempt on the Jules Verne record. Pascal Bidégorry’s 131-ft monster passed the Ushant lighthouse just after 11 a.m. local time on Saturday. They need to return in a little over 1.5 months to beat Franck Cammas’ benchmark of 48d, 7h, 45m aboard Groupama 3. More »

Pineapple Found

The Philippine Coast Guard debriefs the crew, looking tanned and otherwise unscathed. © 2011 Philippine Coast Guard Every experienced sailor knows that sailing on a schedule is a risky prospect, especially when the voyage covers a long distance. More »

New Megayacht for Ellison

Larry Ellison, whose 100-ft trimaran USA won the America’s Cup, and who is bringing the ‘Auld Mug’ to San Francisco, has a new 288-ft motoryacht. He’s actually downsizing. As most readers remember, a few years ago Ellison commissioned the 452-ft Rising Sun. More »

And the Winner Is…

In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic we challenged our readers to name our new logowear model, and boy were they happy to help — we received nearly 200 suggestions! By far the most popular was ‘Lattie’, followed by ‘Laticia’. More »

CGs Searching For Missing Cat

The Phillipine and U.S. Coast Guards are searching for the 38-ft catamaran Pineapple, which left Guam two weeks ago headed for the island of Cebu. Four men and a woman — one of which is a Filipino American and member of the U.S. More »

Naked Ninja Attack Thwarted

No matter what business you’re in, thinking creatively often helps you become successful. Perhaps that’s why a would-be thief in Cartagena, Colombia, went to the trouble to paint himself from head to toe with black paint before attempting a nighttime caper in the cruiser anchorage. More »

SailFest Help Needed

Zihua Sail Fest is a fantastic annual event that’s not only fun for cruisers but helps the neediest of kids. © 2011 Zihua Sail Fest "This is the 10th anniversary of Zihua Sail Fest, to be held February 1-6, and if you’re cruising mainland Mexico, we need your help," writes Pamela Bendall of the Port Hardy, B.C.-based More »

Name That Snot Bubble

In the January issue of Latitude, we ran a sneaky little quiz in Sightings. The only mention of it was in the caption for this photo that ran on pages 78-79 in conjunction with a story on a bottom paint study. More »