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Archive for October 2012

“Conduct Unbecoming a Member of St. Francis YC”

We’ve gotten overwhelming reader response to the Wednesday ‘Lectronic report that San Francisco sailor Todd Tholke has had Energy Team’s AC 45 catamaran ‘arrested’ over a salvage claim. The catamaran apparently broke free of her mooring in San Francisco in the wee hours of the calm night of September 30. More »

Boat Fest Starts Tomorrow

The summer sailing season may be coming to a close, but that just means mellow winter sailing on San Francisco Bay is just around the corner! This is a great time to get family and friends interested in sailing because winds and seas are typically calmer — and, as odd as it sounds, warmer. More »

Oracle Team USA Dominates on Home Turf

Oracle Team USA Spithill took a nose dive during Saturday’s first fleet race. Miraculously, no one — nor the boat — was badly injured. © 2012 ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget The second round of San Francisco America’s Cup World Series events, staged here October 3-7, could not have been more action-packed and fun to watch if they’d been choreographed by a Hollywood designer. More »

Strangers in a Strange Land

Clipper Cove is a great spot to drop the hook for the weekend. © Jonah Hintz Clipper Cove — nestled between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island — is a favorite anchorage for Bay Area sailors. More »

Sometimes You’re Just Lucky

With the start of the 19th Annual ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ Baja Ha-Ha three weeks away, all 146 entries can consider themselves lucky that first night of the event coincides with a full moon. More »

Race, Dress Up, Party and Shop

The Great Pumpkin Regatta really does have something for everyone. Great Pumpkin, and RYC in general, is family-friendly. © 2012 As usual, Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta falls on the last weekend of October, but it’s not too early to start planning for it now. More »

Southbound Cruisers Alert

Mexico — in the winter it’s the place to go! latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC We want to let everyone know that Latitude 38 is aware that Mexico has published new immigration rules, some of which apply to boats carrying passengers for hire, some of which may apply to regular old cruising boats and many of which would appear to be impractical, if not impossible, to implement. More »

Legends of Sailing at Southwestern YC

Last night we showed up at the Southwestern YC’s pre-Little Ensenada Race (San Diego to Ensenada) dinner expecting to enjoy nothing more than a cocktail and some chow. We got both of those, but we also got one of the biggest legends in sailing introducing one of the previous generation’s biggest legends in sailing. More »