Archive for June 2011

Hurricane Beatriz Fizzles

About to board our Alaskan Airlines flight yesterday morning from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, where we would pick up Profligate for a Baja Bash, we got the news the flight was postponed indefinitely. More »

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Our Ride on an AC 45

The proof, in case you needed any, that this editor got the short experience of sailing on an AC 45. latitude/Rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After a week of non-stop media and VIP outreach, Oracle Racing turned its attention to race practice for the first AC World Series in August. More »

“Honey, I Think We Have a Problem”

An estimated 10,000 bees crammed themselves in and around Windsome Winch’s main last week. © Mary Kraybill It’s not uncommon for sailors to come down to their boat after a prolonged absence only to find a bird’s nest tucked into the main — usually after raising the sail. More »

A Sensational Start to Summer

Sea Scouts show their spirit aboard their bright red whale boat, that’s normally berthed at the Hyde St. Pier. latitude/Andy
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC For Bay Area sailors, this past weekend was dedicated to celebrating the arrival of summer, and the weather gods couldn’t have provided better conditions to kick off our prime sailing season. More »

How Will You Celebrate Summer Sailstice?

How will you spend the Summer Sailstice weekend? Don’t even try to top Loick Peyron’s two-day plan. © 2011 B. Stichelbaut / BPCE As many grade-school scholars know, the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere occurs when our old friend Mr. More »

Which is the ‘Failing State’?

Northern California’s Louis Kruk sailed to Mexico about four years ago with his sweetheart Laura Willerton aboard their Beneteau 42 Cirque. They only intended to cruise Mexico for about four months, but they enjoyed it so much they’ve been doing it every winter since. More »
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Coastal Cup Gets Breeze

For the 16 boats in the Encinal YC’s Coastal Cup, it hasn’t taken long to get down the coast. The first of Wednesday’s starters to reach the finish off the West End of Catalina Island, Steve Stroub’s Tiburon-based SC 37 Tiburon, finished at 6:11 this morning in 10-12 knots of breeze, only 45 hours after starting. More »