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Archive for August 2012

Corinthian Spirit on Friday Nights

Corinthian YC’s Friday Night Races come to a close tonight with a non-counter race and series awards. One of the boats competing this season has absolutely blown everyone away with their level of dedication and perseverance in these races. More »

DeWitt at Sausalito Art Festival

Reknowned artist Jim DeWitt will be showcasing his nautical artwork at the Sausalito Art Festival this weekend. This will be Jim’s first time at the 60-year-old festival, and his primary focus will be on America’s Cup paintings. More »

Life-Changing Connections at the Crew Party

We bet Jackie Evans had no trouble finding a berth at last year’s Mexico-Only Crew List Party. latitude/LaDonna
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Based on their personal experiences, some have characterized Latitude 38‘s Crew List Parties as being three hours of fun that can change your life. More »

Bikes, Moons and Boats

Bikes can be a great addition to a cruising boat — if you have room. They immediately quadruple or more your walking range, and keep you from being at the mercy of taxi drivers.  More »

Latitude 38 is Out

Today is the day that the September edition of Latitude 38 hits the streets all around the Bay Area, just in time for your Labor Day weekend reading pleasure! In it you’ll find a full recap of last week’s America’s Cup World Series, plus readers’ reactions and our own take on the event; the report on the ‘Fab 4’ edition of the Delta Doo Dah, as well as the Pacific Puddle Jump and the Pacific Cup; the first set of Baja Ha-Ha profiles, and so much more. More »

Latitude Engineering

Sailors are a notoriously innovative bunch. There are few other applications where the use of duct tape and bailing wire seems to work quite as well — or last as long — as on a sailboat. More »

“The Best Thing I Ever Did”

When we showed up at the California YC in Marina del Rey with Profigate a couple of weeks ago to give a presentation, we were assigned the guest dock, which just happened to be about five slips down from the 72-ft Deerfoot II. More »

AC72 Launching This Week

On the heels of the highly successful AC World Series last week, Oracle Team USA’s AC72, the monster cat that will be used for the America’s Cup Finals next year, is slated to be launched this week (some say tomorrow). More »

In Search of a Proper Title

Except for cooks and stewardesses, the overwhelming number of crew on large sailing yachts are male. But there are exceptions. In fact, at any big boat center — St. Martin, Antigua, Newport — there are always a couple of boats with a gal, invariably young and attractive, who is one of the deckhands. More »

Oracle Team USA Shines at ACWS Final

Super Sunday of the America’s Cup World Series earned its name with sunny skies, good breeze, fierce competition and tons of action. © 2012 ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget The first America’s Cup World Series event of the 2012-1013 schedule concluded yesterday along the San Francisco Cityfront, with the home team, Oracle Team USA, taking top honors in both match racing and fleet racing. More »