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Archive for September 2012

Stop By SailFest on Sunday

SailFest is a great time to introduce kids to sailing. Don’t miss it this Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Modern Sailing in Sausalito. © John Skoriak If all the hullabaloo over the America’s Cup has piqued your interest in sailing, be sure to add Modern Sailing’s SailFest to Sunday’s schedule of activities. More »

Latitude’s Mailbag

Seen here high and dry – well, almost – on Akutan Island, Cesura apparently suffered little damage when she was grounded. Note the American flag. © 2012 Rimas Meleshyus After 35 years of publishing the West Coast’s favorite sailing magazine, our network of news sources and acquaintances is far-reaching, to say the least. More »

Washingtonians Dominate at Artemis Event

Who needs a whisker pole when you’re young enough to contort your back like this young Encinal YC sailor? © Ellen Hoke Promotion of youth sailing is a frequently stated goal of the ongoing America’s Cup activities here in the Bay Area. More »

Ha-Ha Entry Deadline Extended

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! latitude/Andy
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLC With the weather having been so wonderful lately, it’s been easy to overlook the fact that it’s just a little over five weeks until the start of the 19th annual 750-mile Baja Ha-Ha Cruiser Rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, with R&R stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. More »

A Truly Bodacious Waterslide

"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. More »

Ta-Ta One – Reggae Pon da Ocean

Paul Martson’s Contour 34 trimaran Orange finishes up the second leg strong in the lee of Pt. Dume. Ta-Ta sailing conditions were terrific. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The way we see it, there are two ways to measure the success of a sailing event. More »

Ta-Ta Update

The crescent bay called Paradise Cove makes a comfortable overnight anchorage, but watch out for the kelp. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After swapping cruising tales last night during the big spaghetti feed at the friendly King Harbor YC in Redondo Beach, Ta-Ta fleet members are crossing the channel to Two Harbors, Catalina today under clear blue skies — continuing the theme of ‘Reggae Pon da Ocean’. More »

San Francisco Sunset Spectacular

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. For many sailors — us included — beautiful sunsets are the cherry on top of a terrific daysail. More »