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Archive for May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race

While some of us were enjoying a slow race to Vallejo last weekend, the 70-ft Volvo Ocean Race boats were mimicking the same conditions only on a much larger scale. Once out of Itajaí, Brazil, and on the way to Miami, Ken Read’s Puma got out in front and never looked back. 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, LLCWhen 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 »

Aegean Skipper’s Body Found

The San Diego County coroner has identified a body found by Southern California fishermen on Sunday as that of Theo Mavromatis, the skipper of the doomed Hunter 376 Aegean. Mavromatis (49) and crew Kevin Rudolph (53), William Johnson (57), and Joseph Stewart (64) were racing in the cruising division of the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Race on April 28 when their SPOT tracker suddenly stopped transmitting in the early morning hours. More »

Solo Sailor to Circumnavigate Japan

The fact that Kirk Patterson speaks and reads Japanese fluently will undoubtedly come in handy during his upcoming circumnavigation of that island nation. But he has to cross a huge patch of ocean before he can use those linguistic skills. More »

Sailing-Centric Activities

At the Bay Model, Kame Richards uses Angel Island as his podium to help sailors understand how to use the Bay’s currents to their advantage. latitude/LaDonna
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLCIf the recent delightful weather has given you ‘boat fever’, there are a number of fun ways to feed the addiction over the next several days. More »

Save China Camp

Compared to other regions, such as the Pacific Northwest, there’s a dearth of quality cruising destinations on San Francisco Bay, so when one of them is threatened, boaters need to band together to save it. More »

German Student Seeks Home

Two years ago, Cheryl Williams, who works with Inter-Ed to place foreign students in California homes, contacted us to see if we could help find a host family for a 16-year-old German student who was passionate about sailing. More »