Archive for September 2011
Steve and Dorothy Darden, who lived in Tiburon for a number of years, aren’t kids, but that hasn’t stopped them from being very active cruisers in the 10 years since they had their Morelli & Melvin 52 cat built in New Zealand.
Emma Creighton and her Pocket Rocket (highlighted in red) are currently well-hedged in what’s turning out to be a very tricky start to the Mini Transat.
Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as your favorite sailing magazine.
Thanks to Shirley and Frank, this longtime Argentine cruiser, who has sailed the world aboard her beautiful Trintella 53, was thrilled to find Latitudes at Shelter Bay Marina, as she’d become addicted to the magazine’s unique style during her days in Hawaii.
We’ve just been alerted to a fantastic hurricane tracking site called Featuring beautiful graphics, the site tracks tropical storms and hurricanes in the Pacific and Atlantic, as well as severe weather across the U.S.
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38′ Seawind 1160  2006
© 2011 West Coast Multihulls Since its launch, the new 38-ft Seawind 1160 catamaran has won a huge array of awards internationally, including "Best Multihull" Cruising World Magazine 2007, "Most Innovative" Cruising World 2007, "Best Sailboat" Newport Boat Show 2006, the 2005 Australian Sailboat of the Year, and many others.
We want to remind you again about a series of upcoming performances by a charming family of sailor/acrobats who have just arrived in the Bay.
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45′ Matrix Vision 450, 2011
© 2011 West Coast Multihulls Brand new and located in California, this cruising cat is ideally suited for the cruisers looking to ‘live the dream!’ 
Though no one knows for sure what the long-term effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill on San Francisco Bay will be, it appears the recent $44.4
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Two Harbors, Catalina Island, is a truly unique island destination. With just the right mix of dining, activities and amenities, this rustic resort village is a true boater’s paradise.
While moored at Catalina’s Cherry Cove a weekend ago, the crews of Miss Teak, Destiny and Serendipity — all of whom spent the last winter cruising Mexico as far south as Zihua and as far north as Puerto Escondido — got into a conversation with three gentlemen in a large inflatable who reported they were going to do this year’s FUBAR (Fleet Underway To Baja Rally).
Forecasters swear this is the week to work on your tan. And what better place to do so, than out on the Bay.
Going out with a bang, the second installment of the America’s Cup World Series wrapped up in Plymouth, England yesterday.
The Johanson family in better times. Ing
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC In contrast to the sad news that French cruiser Christian Colombo of Tribal Kat was killed during a pirate attack last week in the Gulf of Aden, we are happy to report that all members of the Danish Johansen family, of the Dynamic 43 Ing, were recently released by their Somali captors in exchange for a large ransom, reportedly paid by their insurance company.
With the start of the 18th — ‘Barely Legal’ — Baja Ha-Ha less than six weeks away, we’re getting a few letters about clearing into Mexico.
Franck and Delphine wowed the crowds at Seattle’s Elliot Bay Marina recently. © Derek du Nann As reported earlier, a unique troupe of sailing acrobats will arrive in San Francisco Bay any day now, and will perform their amazing aerial acts — suspended from their rigging of their 40-ft sloop — in a variety of Bay locations.
According to multiple international news sources, French cruiser Christian Colombo, 55, was killed and his body tossed overboard late last week during an altercation with pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
The western view from the Port of Toledo Boat Yard is breathtaking. latitude/LaDonna
©2011 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Latitude editors aren’t out every weekend enjoying their boats on the water, though it may seem like it by reading our reports on the Big Boat Series or weekending at China Camp or cruising Southern California.
Dee Smith and the crew of Team Premier smashing downwind yesterday afternoon. Smith said, “We didn’t get the boat here until Tuesday afternoon, we’ll be a little more organized tomorrow.”
With the Ha-Ha entry deadline of the 18th annual Baja Ha-Ha rally rapidly approaching, the number of paid entries have recently surged to 150, with a bunch more expected to be processed in the next few days.
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Two Harbors, Catalina Island, is a truly unique island destination. With just the right mix of dining, activities and amenities, this rustic resort village is a true boater’s paradise.
Dozens of boats had an extra long weekend by playing hooky on Friday afternoon.
Prior to the Crew List Party, Sal from Sal’s Inflatables will give a very informative live demo of what it’s like to get in a liferaft.
From time to time people ask us about the dates of the Baja Ha-Ha and whether or not they conflict with hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific — i.e.,
In case you forgot that yesterday was September 1, we’d like to remind you to head on over to your nearest Latitude 38 distribution point before you head out for the long Labor Day weekend.
Since its inception 18 years ago, sailors from greatly varied backgrounds have participated in our annual Baja Ha-Ha rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
We bring you this webcam snapshot of the Santa Cruz Harbor Beach not to show you the size of the waves, rather to show that the harbor’s webcams desperately need cleaning!