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Archive for March 2012

SPECIAL REPORT: Clipper Fleet Injuries

Earlier today, the yacht Singapore passed beneath the Golden Gate after her 28-day crossing from Qingdao. Far behind her, sisterships were blasted by near hurricane-strength gusts. © onEdition If you thought conditions were blustery on San Francisco Bay today, be glad you weren’t several hundred miles offshore where 60-knot gusts hammered the back end of the Clipper Round the World Race fleet. More »

Taking the ‘Whoop’ Out of Whoopee!

We don’t normally report on medical issues, but notes from a couple of sailors currently traveling in Mexico have put whooping cough into the spotlight. They report that they became very ill with this highly contagious bacterial disease (also termed pertussis), as have others within the sailing community. More »

Sailors Rescued off Morro Bay

Two sailors were rescued by the Coast Guard in the early morning hours yesterday after their 34-ft sailboat was rolled and dismasted near the entrance to Morro Bay. Paul Bloch and Ken Price told KSBY News that they were on their way to the Bay from Marina del Rey when a "rogue wave" hit them around 12 a.m., More »
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It’s Official!

After many, many, many public meetings on the subject, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors finally — and unanimously — agreed yesterday to host the 34th running of the America’s Cup. "Good news yesterday that the politicians in San Francisco finally stopped negotiating against themselves and approved the deal with America’s Cup," Russell Coutts announced on his Facebook page. More »

Banderas Bay Regatta Wrap-Up

Cruisers and racers duked it out on Banderas Bay last weekend during the 20th Annual Banderas Bay Regatta. Vallarta YC
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC "The 20th Annual Banderas Bay Regatta was held last Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24," reports Richard Williams of the Vallarta YC. More »

Calling the Class of ’94

"My wife Heather and I have recently been sorting through all our sailing memorabilia," writes Ted Taylor of the Canada-based Coast 34 Tether, "and one of the items was a series of articles from Latitude listing the ‘Some Like It Hot Rally’ participants who had registered at the Broken Surfboard Restaurant in Cabo between November ’94 and February ’95. More »