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Archive for May 2012

More Sailing Students

Earlier in the month, we wrote about a German exchange student looking for a sailing host family during his stay in the U.S. While government rules prohibited Inter-Ed’s Cheryl Williams from sharing information on the student, there is apparently no rule against the student contacting us directly and sharing some info. More »

Opening Day on South Bay

Celebrations for the South Bay Opening Day start tonight at Coyote Point YC with a dinner, but really get rolling tomorrow at 11 a.m. with a decorated boat parade — this year’s theme is "Rockin’ and Rollin’ on the South Bay" — and a blessing of the fleet from the observation deck of the Port of Redwood City. More »

The SoCal Ha-Ha Is On!

Consider this to be the official announcement of the first-ever SoCal Ha-Ha. The itinerary will be as follows: Sept 9 — Potluck on the Santa Barbara waterfront Sept 10 — Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz Island, 25 miles Sept 11 — Lay day, Santa Cruz Island, hike and socialize Sept 12 — Santa Cruz Island to Paradise Cove, 38 miles Sept 13 — Paradise Cove to King Harbor, Redondo Beach, 22 miles Sept 14 — King Harbor to Two Harbors, Catalina, 23 miles Sept 15 — Lay day, Two Harbors, Catalina Sept 16 — Adios from Two Harbors to your homeport The event will be open to no more than 50 boats over 27 feet in length that were designed, built and have been maintained for open ocean sailing. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Fleet is Growing

The 2012 Baja Ha-Ha fleet is getting bigger by the day. Wanna join the party? latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Every time May 1 rolls around — the date when registration opens for the annual Baja Ha-Ha rally — we’re reminded of the legendary Oklahoma Land Run that began at noon on April 22, 1889. More »

A Trip to the Farallones

As 32 boats were making their way around a challenging in-the-Bay course that took the place of the Singlehanded Sailing Society’s canceled Singlehanded Farallones Race (you’ll find the report on the Stand Down Race in Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic), a handful of sailors made the trek out to the Farallon Islands, possibly in protest of the temporary suspension of ocean races, to honor those who had perished in them, or to just enjoy a day of mild ocean sailing. More »

AC45s Bring Modernity to Old Venice

Old meets new, as the AC45s take center stage in the ornate canals of Venice. © Ellen Hoke "First seeing the mouth of the Grand Canal adjacent to St. Mark’s Square cleared of boats was amazing," reports the Bay Area’s Ellen Hoke, who is in Venice this week to catch the AC45 World Series competition. More »

Sunny Days Bring Summer Play

Boatloads of boaters worked on their tans during Opening Day. With any luck, tomorrow will bring similar conditions. latitude/John
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLC When foreign vacationers arrive in California for the first time, many are surprised to learn that the whole coastline is not blessed with the hot, sunny weather they’ve seen on Bay Watch. More »