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Archive for March 2011

Cabo Race Fleet Mostly Home

Jack Taylor’s all-conquering SC 50 Horizon added yet another overall race win to her resumé. Horizon
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Almost the entire fleet — or what remains of it — has reached the finishe in the Newport Harbor YC’s Cabo Race. More »

The Floating Red Light District

From morning to night, top sailors are arriving from all over the world to get ready to — work! And play, at the Bucket. latitude/Richard
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC When boats have masts over about 100 feet, they are required to show red lights at the top of their mast(s). More »

Cruising Kitties

"I really want a cat," writes San Jose’sTerry Lampthan. "Not a catamaran, because I’m a monohull person. I mean a feline. I want to know if it’s feasible to take a cat cruising with my partner and me. More »

Spring Storm Scours the Bay

More than 15 boats either sank or wound up on shore after Saturday night’s storm. © 2011 Tim Sell If you were anywhere near the Bay Area on Saturday, it probably didn’t escape your notice that we experienced some unsettled weather. More »

Father and Son Cruising

When we last crossed paths with the father-son crew of Eva, they were testing their strength the Polynesian way at the 2009 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous. As the smallest boat in that year’s fleet, their Nor’Sea 27 had served them well during the previous three years of cruising together — which included a crossing of more than 40 days from Hawaii where they faced day after day of headwinds. More »

The Price of Diesel

A couple of mariners — they have a trawler — who plan to return to Central America and Panama on their boat are hoping to get an update on the price of fuel — diesel and gas — in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. More »

El Salvador Rally Heats Up

In years past, many cruisers sailed right past El Salvador, but with a seven-week lineup of fun events, the country’s Bahia del Sol is becoming a must-do stopover. © 2011 El Salvador Rally The second annual El Salvador Rally may be a fledgling event that’s not yet widely know, but there’s one thing that clearly distinquishes it from all others: It’s festivities last for seven weeks! More »

‘Round the World News

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated you on the various ‘Round the World races currently underway. In the doublehanded Barcelona World Race, Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron aboard Virbac-Paprec 3 are holding on to a 166-mile lead as they transit the doldrums with multiple Olympic medalists and Volvo Race veterans Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández stalking them aboard MAPFRE. More »

Nereida Leaves Ushuaia

Indefatigable Jeanne Socrates, 68, spent two months getting Nereida once again ready for sea. Nereida
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After two busy months holed up in Ushuaia, Argentina effecting repairs — but mostly waiting for replacement parts to arrive from Europe — to her Najad 380 Nereida, Jeanne Socrates finally made her way down the Beagle Channel early this week, bound for the Falkland Islands. More »
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Medium-Range Racing Forecast

With many midwinters series wrapping up throughout the rest of this month, the weekend regattas are back in full swing. Following on the heels of last weekend’s Spring Dinghy, the St. More »