Archive for April 2011
Are you in the ‘zone’ yet? If so, make sure you’re in the right zone, or it will also be ‘tow time’.
As any sailor knows, approaching a bridge with a relatively low — but doable — clearance can really get your blood pumping.
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.
name: Zechariah Kjaer-Olsen email: the.last.viking.zko@gmail.com message: i just had a look at one of your articles on the murder of my father Bo Kjaer-olsen—- More on Panama Murder
July 16, 2010 – Pedregal, Panama—-http://www.
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.
The Sea of Cortez holds a wealth of magical anchorages where life in the mainstream seems a million miles away.
"I’ve heard rumors that yachts transiting the Panama Canal will pick up help, in the form of line-handlers, for a transit," write Jeff and Lisa Thayer, who own Jim, an International 470, in Montara.
We sometimes describe our publication as a "regional magazine that’s outgrown its regionality," as Latitude 38 is now read by a dedicated tribe of sailing news junkies all over the world.
There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to go sailing! latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Friday is the internationally recognized day to celebrate Mother Earth.
Latitude 38’s Associate Publisher, John Arndt, performing the fireman’s carry on Crissy Fields while scampering away with a keg of suds at the close of Strictly Sail yesterday.
"Your online Crew List is really amazing," writes Marcel Flütsch. "I’m from Zurich, Switzerland, and I made a recent road trip from San Francisco to New Orleans in a VW Vanagon.
For most of us, the tricky thing about making charitable donations — both locally and when cruising — is feeling confident that your well-intended gift will be spent wisely, and will truly make a difference.
It’s Strictly Sail time at Jack London Square! latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Strictly Sail Pacific, the only all-sail boat show on the West Coast, opened its doors yesterday and continues through Sunday at Jack London Square in Oakland.
Twenty years ago, Steve Schmidt, then of Saratoga, promised Bill Lee of Santa Cruz Yachts that he would never race the heavily ‘cruis-ified’ Santa Cruz 70 that he wanted Bill to build for him.
Sailors en route to or from the Hawaiian Islands have always had to keep a sharp eye out for shipping traffic, migrating whales and runaway containers, but they’ll soon have another — potentially more ominous — hazard to deal with.
Why is this crew smiling? Because they’re headed to the sunny isles of Tahiti with the 2011 Pacific Puddle Jump fleet aboard the fast, comfy MacGregor 65 Braveheart.
Delta Doo Dah vets Erik and Brian Jones of the Berkeley-based Glastron Spirit 28 Sizzle were honored with US Sailing’s Hanson Rescue Medal last week for their role in rescuing two Bay sailors on July 19, 2009.
Few things will get you more pumped up about sailing on the Bay and beyond than a visit to Strictly Sail Pacific — the West Coast’s largest sail-only boat show.
In late 2007 Harker rounded Cape Point, South Africa, thus returning to the Atlantic Ocean where he would complete his mostly solo circumnavigation.
“Hello, SanDisk, this is Melissa calling on behalf of Latitude 38. I want to know why you can’t use your SDHC memory cards in both Nikon and Lumix cameras.
No one was more surprised than us when, 25 minutes after posting Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, all 50 spots on the Delta Doo Dah 3D entry list were filled — that’s two boats a minute, folks!
Steve Schmidt drives Hotel California, Too, to a 7th out of 22 boats in class in the first of four Voiles de St.
Thomas Coville’s Sodeb’O fell just short of Francis Joyon’s singlehanded ’round the world record last Thursday.
Bay Area sailors should consider themselves lucky for all sorts of reasons, not the least of which is because every April our Bay hosts the biggest sail-only boat show in the West: Strictly Sail Pacific, slated for April 14-17 this year.
Marijn in happier days aboard one of Lullig’s previous powerboats. © 2011 Alleen Lullig Bizarre news came out of Hiva Oa this morning when Dutch singlehander Alleen Lullig was rescued after his Winner 11.20 Mijn Dame reportedly hit a submerged object and sank.
The big news today is that AC34 will be designated a "National Special Security Event," which means that the Secret Service will take over the responsibility for the regatta’s security and the FBI will take over policing duties.
No one was more surprised than the staff of Latitude 38 when representatives of the International Feng Shui awards committee appeared at the magazines corporate offices in Mill Valley yesterday to present it’s most revered annual prize: the Ultimate Feng Shui award.