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Archive for June 2011

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Nav Beacons Destroyed in Turf War

The U.S. government has sent its military on some questionable adventures in recent decades, but none so bizarre as the current turf war between Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga over two tiny submerged atolls called the Minerva Reefs. More »

2010 Boating Stats Released

The U.S. Coast Guard have released their recreational boating statistics for 2010, which is always an illuminating read. For example, take a guess which month had the highest percentage of fatal accidents. More »

AC Teams Announced

Team principals from the America’s Cup Challengers join Oracle Racing CEO Russell Coutts on stage this morning. latitude/rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Anyone hoping for a surprise at today’s announcement of the team slate for the 34th America’s Cup was probably disappointed. More »


The AC34s were showing off for the media yesterday before one of them performed a perfect pitchpole (check out the vid below)! © Oracle Racing / Guilain Grenier A pair of sleek AC 45 cats demonstrated their eye-popping speed and agility yesterday, as a huge contingent of both local and international press looked on from the decks of the replica schooner America. More »
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A-Cup to Promote Local Youth Sailing

For several years now, members of a group called GoSailingSF have been quietly working behind the scenes to increase public awareness of sailing opportunities here in the Bay Area, and ultimately to increase participation in sailing on our local waters. More »