Archive for February 2011
The frigid front sweeping down from the Arctic has caused Bay Area residents to hold their breath in anticipation all week.
"Hearing the news of the death of our friends Scott and Jean Adams of Quest, whom we knew from Tonga and New Zealand, we made the difficult but important decision to turn around and return to Cochin, India," report Chay, Katie and Jamie MacWilliams, veterans of the Ha-Ha aboard their Colorado-based Kelly-Peterson 46 Esprit.
John Kilroy Jr.’s TP 52 Samba Pa Ti frolicking in the Molokai channel on the way to the overall win in the ’09 TransPac.
Preparations for the Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego are already underway on the Boradway Pier in the heart of Downtown.
‘Stunned’ is the only word that can describe our reaction to the murders yesterday, at the hands of Somali pirates, of veteran cruisers Scott and Jean Adam of the Marina del Rey-based Davidson 58 Quest and their Seattle crew Robert Riggle and Phyllis Macay.
The Del Rey YC-based Davidson 58 Quest was captured by Somali pirates on Friday and is headed for pirate-stronghold Puntland.
Many of you are reading this today from the comfort of your home because you’re lucky enough to have the day off to celebrate Presidents’ Day.
Australian cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi are making progress but, with the extent of devastation caused by the Category 5 monster, recovery will take many months, if not years.
The Russian stock market is back big time, and thus the megayacht-loving Russian oligarchs are back in the Caribbean.
Alain Thebault’s L’Hydroptere achieves lift-off. © Guilain Grenier Although we haven’t been able to confirm it as of this writing, we have very good reason to believe that Alain Thébault’s 65-ft record-breaking foiling trimaran L’Hydroptère will be lining up with the already impressive fleet in this year’s TransPac sometime around July 4.
After 13 years of cruising their 50-ft Flying Dutchman Reality eastward — all the way to the Red Sea — Vaughn and Sharon Hampton of San Francisco are ready to cruise the “correct way”: downwind across the Pacific.
Javier Martin is being held on suspicion of murdering American cruiser Don North and French sailor Jean-Pierre Bouahard in Panamanian waters.
Even a Kangaroo X-ing sign has more detail than the announcement of an Australian entry for AC34.
Memories of beautiful weather — even with the light winds and heavy ebb pushing us back toward Vallejo — will help this weekend’s cruise-out participants, including Buffalo Spirit’s Ruben and Robbie Gabriel, tough out today’s dismal conditions.
"My boat partner snapped this shot while crossing the slot on our Islander 36 Shooter on the way to Sam’s for lunch," writes Norman Pearce.
The family that soars together, smiles together. Life aboard La Loupiote is never dull.
The America’s Cup Racing area on your San Francisco Bay. © ACEA The America’s Cup Event Authority has released a map of the racing area for America’s Cup 34, and lo and behold, it looks a lot like what AC Race Management Director Iain Murray said it would back in early January.
"I’ve loved all the warm weather we’ve had after an awful start to winter," writes Jim Knowles of the South Bay-based Catalina 30 Reggae Morning, "and have done a lot more January and February sailing than I have in my entire life.
It looks like America’s Cup fever has taken hold all over the Bay Area, even at the telephone utilities.
What could be better after a day of great sailing on the Bay than to sail up to the dock of your favorite restaurant for a bite to eat?
Alas, some boat dreams end up on the bottom. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC As it stands right now, the great Esprit de La Gamelle project is as sunk as this sloop anchored not far from the Club Nautico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Bay sailors who are also football fans were faced with a tough choice yesterday: Enjoy a rare warm breeze aboard your boat or sit in front of the boob tube for the better part of a gorgeous afternoon.
The yachting community along the northeast coast of Australia took the brunt of Yasi’s wrath.
In late January, three of the major cruise ship lines — Disney, Norwegian Star, and Carnival Spirit — announced they were pulling out of Mazatlan because there had been three incidents involving cruise ship passengers.