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AC 45s Coming to the Bay

As recently as a few months ago, it was looking like the Bay Area would miss the the spectacle of the AC 45s altogether. Given a schedule that saw no official activity on the Bay until August of next year — coinciding with the arrival of the AC 72s — it seemed as if the closest the AC 45s would get to sailing here was the proposed Youth America’s Cup. More »

Here Come the Woodies!

Whether you’ve got a ride for the big event or are simply observing from the sidelines, the Regatta is an eyeful of nautical history. latitude/Andy
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Hannig Cup Gets Celeb Guest

The Bay has some of the most productive charity events on the West Coast, not the least of which is the Sequoia YC’s Hannig Cup. Named in honor of its biggest booster, club member Ted Hannig, the event started when its namesake was offered a "milestone birthday" party by fellow club members five years years ago. More »

Angel Island Moorings Rebuilt

In the March 7 ‘Lectronic Latitude, we reported that a couple of moorings at Angel Island’s Ayala Cove had gone walkabout — thankfully with no boats attached to them — and that boaters should be cautious when planning an overnight stay. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Graphic Arts Contest

About five years ago, the Grand Poobah decided it was high time that there be new graphics on the Baja Ha-Ha and Some Like It Hot T-shirts. As the wheels of progress grind slowly at the Ha-Ha World Headquarters, we’re just getting around to implementing that change. More »

Last Chance for a Ride on the Eagle

Her offshore sailing career began when she took first place in the ’78 Whitbread ‘Round the World Race. For two decades afterward she sailed the world educating would-be voyagers. © 2011 OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship Rumors have been circulating all year that the famous warhorse-turned-sail-training-vessel Alaska Eagle may be sold after completing her current schedule. More »
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Cost of Cruising – First Responders

In May 20’s ‘Lectronic, we reported that Allen and Kate Barry, who have been cruising their San Francisco-based DownEast 38 Mendocino Queen all over the world for most of the last 18 years, are currently retired and cruising comfortably on just $1,500 a month in the Caribbean. More »

’02 Puddle Jump Reunion Set for March

After completing the 3,000-mile passage from Mexico, lying at anchor at Fatu Hiva was both beautiful and blissful. Raven
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC During the many years that we’ve been reporting on the Pacific Puddle Jump migration from the West Coast of the Americas to French Polynesia we’ve noticed that in some years the fleet members seemed to be extremely well organized and other years, well . More »

The Cost of Cruising

Although they are anything but wealthy, Allen and Kate have managed, thanks to periodically working along the way, to cruise since ’93. They are now “retired” and economically cruising the Caribbean. More »