Archive for September 2012
Looking for whales in sunny Cat Harbor on Monday afternoon. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Late Monday afternoon we took a hike from Two Harbors out to some benches overlooking the far end of Cat Harbor, Catalina.
Happy hour for cruisers in Baja California Sur was disrupted last night by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, which was followed by four sizable aftershocks.
Over the past several months, we’ve been reporting on the progress at the new Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina.
Renowned as one of San Francisco Bay’s best helmsmen, Hank Easom loves nothing more than blasting across the Bay aboard Yucca.
For most people, the idea of attempting a circumnavigation aboard a Moore 24 — a 2,000-lb, flush deck, ultralight surfing machine designed by George Olson and built in Santa Cruz — would be preposterous.
It’s probably safe to say that every sailor who sailed in last weekend’s Open 5.70 North American Championships has competed in dozens of regattas.
Seen here high and dry – well, almost – on Akutan Island, Cesura apparently suffered little damage when she was grounded.
If you’re a diesel engine expert, we’d like your opinion as to whether or not an "average do-it yourselfer who is handy with tools" is likely to be capable of rebuilding a diesel engine.
There’s still room left on the beach, so if you’ve been on the fence about joining this year’s Baja Ha-Ha Rally, don’t wait ’til it’s too late!
"I was chartering in French Polynesia recently when I snapped this photo of Australian media magnate James Packer’s 288-ft luxury yacht Arctic P anchored near Bloody Mary’s in Baie De Povai, Bora-Bora," writes USCG Master and Club Nautique instructor Rod Witel.
Our hearts go out to the owner of Persuasion. There are many more hard, pointy things just below the surface in the Pacific Northwest than there are on San Francisco Bay.
The Bay Area was dazzled by beautiful sunsets last week, including this one photographed at Marina Bay in Richmond by Paul Kassatkin of the Hunter 40 Relax.
Volunteers at last year’s Coastal Clean Up Day receive some training. © Winston Bumpus Prior to last year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day, Redwood City’s Sequoia YC and LA’s Port Royal YC worked with government agencies to develop a program that would encourage yacht clubs and their members to get involved in the annual statewide beach cleaning day "As a first time event for our club, I was concerned that we would not have enough volunteers," noted Sequoia YC Rear Commodore Winston Bumpus.
The crescent bay called Paradise Cove makes a comfortable overnight anchorage, but watch out for the kelp.
The inaugural SoCal Ta-Ta is a hit! latitude/Richard
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Reggae Pon Da Ocean, baby!
Seen here in her former glory, the Terra Nova carried Scott’s party on their ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic.
Three of the dreadies warm up for the Ta-Ta. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Hey dreadies!
In this summer’s running of the Singlehanded TransPac from San Francisco to Kauai, Derk Wolmuth of the B.C.-based Vindo 40 Bela Bartok abandoned his boat — his home — when a staph infection turned septic.
"Please enjoy the attached video of our Franchman Alain Thébault‘s 60-ft foiler l’Hydroptère, the latest flying speed freak on the San Francisco Bay," writes Fredrik Hakanson.
l’Hydroptere set the San Francisco Bay speed sailing record on Friday. © Erik Simonson / l’Hydroptere The long Labor Day weekend was filled with exciting sailing news, but arguably the most thrilling of all was Alain Thébault’s 60-ft foiling trimaran l’Hydroptère DCNS‘s setting the nautical mile speed sailing record in San Francisco Bay.
Ready to rumble. Starting tomorrow, 66 boats will compete in the 48th Rolex Big Boat Series.
If you’re planning to sail to Mexico this fall — whether in the Baja Ha-Ha rally or on your own — an extra pair of hands to take on a few of those interminable middle-of-the-night watches will make your trip down the coast much more relaxing and pleasurable.
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!