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Archive for April 2011

Sailor of the Month

Paul Sutchek and Richard vonEhrenkrook have taken home a lot of hardware over the last few years. latitude/Rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The 2011 Northern California Sailing Calendar and YRA Master Schedule is not only a great resource for planning your racing, it’s also where you’ll find Latitude‘s Sailor of the Month. More »

Tea with a Legend

Henk de Velde, the only person to have ever circumnavigated nonstop on a catamaran, is visiting the Bay Area through the weekend. latitude/LaDonna
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s not everyday that you get to share a cup of tea with a sailing legend, but that’s just what this writer did today. More »

Latitude 38 is Ready for the Weekend

Great news! The May issue of Latitude 38 is making it’s way to all the usual places today. You may be too busy sailing in tomorrow’s Great Vallejo Race to read it on the way up but after you get tucked in at the Vallejo YC — and before you head up to the party, which is featuring the Eric Stone Band, tons of food, and plenty of refreshing beverages — take a quick stroll through the pages. More »

Join Our SoCal Ha-Ha Seminars

“Are those people stuck together? Do you think they need help? latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you happened to come across the human jumble above, you might be inspired to scream for a lifeguard — unless, of course, you were a veteran of the Baja Ha-Ha rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. More »

Petaluma or Bust

As any sailor knows, approaching a bridge with a relatively low — but doable — clearance can really get your blood pumping. Even if the chart indicates you’ll have 20 feet of clear air between the top of your mast and the bridge, from deck level it always looks like you’re headed straight for a dismasting. More »

What Ever Happened to Pedro Miguel?

If docks could talk, this one would tell us about the hundreds of international cruisers who once took respite at the Pedro Miguel Boat Club. latitude/Andy
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC After operating for nearly 70 years as a favorite stopover for world cruisers transiting the Panama Canal, the nonprofit Pedro Miquel Boat Club was forcibly closed down several years ago by the Panama Canal Authority. More »

Sign of the Times?

Are you in the ‘zone’ yet? If so, make sure you’re in the right zone, or it will also be ‘tow time’. © Dwight Witherspoon Reader Dwight Witherspoon of the Islander 36 Surfseaker sent us a photo of a sign posted at the dinghy/fishing dock at 15th St. More »

Ira of Bolinas Takes Antigua Classic

Ira aboard his much-loved Lone Fox, which was built in Scotland for Commander Whitbread in 1957. Lone Fox
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Sincere congratulations on three levels are due Ira Epstein of Bolinas, the owner of the 1962 Robert Clark-designed classic 65-ft wood ketch Lone Fox. More »
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Taking a Nose Dive

From April 12-15, StFYC organized a training clinic for sailors planning to compete in the Laser Masters Worlds to be held on the Bay August 5-13. Coach Javier ‘Rulo’ Borojovich from the acclaimed Laser Training Center in Cabarete, Dominican Republic worked with 12 sailors in classic summer conditions on the Bay to get them ready for the regatta. More »