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Swimming with Dolphins and More

Kurt Roll of San Diego recently flew to Auckland to join Dietmar Petutschnig and Suzanne DeBose of the Las Vegas-based Lagoon 440 Carinthia for another season of cruising. For the trip, he packed a new Quadcopter equipped with a GoPro camera for ‘helicopter’ video of their sailing. More »

Bucket About to Tip

Five J Class yachts wowed crowds in an exhibition race yesterday. © St. Barth Bucket / Ingrid Abery The 18th Annual St. Barth Bucket, three races for yachts from 100 to 289 feet, starts today in building winds. More »

Sea of Cortez Race Week Numero Uno

It was exactly 30 years ago yesterday that ‘Her Magesty’ Laurel DeForest of the Olympia, WA-based Balfour 28 Robbie’s Wake popped the cork on a bottle of Champagne in front of a crowd of barefoot sailors, and thus declared that the first-ever Sea of Cortez Race Week had officially begun.  More »

The Floating Boat Show

One of the great things about anchoring off St. Barth is the great boats you get to see. Some are old, some are new, some are big, some are small. It takes all kinds. More »
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Eight Bells for Rick Wood

It is with heavy hearts that many Bay Area sailors are learning of the drowning death of local sailor and boatbuilder Rick Wood. His body was reportedly found near him home in Richmond on Sunday. More »

The Spectacle will Soon Begin

Lionheart and Rainbow prepare to go out for some test sailing. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC St. Barth has been pretty quiet for the last 10 days or so, but that all changed this morning as the St. More »

Jeanne Socrates Passing Cape Leeuwin

As of this morning, Jeanne Socrates’ Najad 380 Nereida was just passing Australia’s Cape Leeuwin. For the last few days Socrates has been dealing with 20-ft seas and gale-force winds, causing her a few headaches in the form of a destroyed wind generator, damaged radar mount and displaced windvane rudder. More »

SPECIAL REPORT: Crewman Injured in BBR Incident

As evidenced by this file shot from a couple of years ago, Blue is no stranger to Banderas Bay Racing. latitude/Richard
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Banderas Bay sailmaker Mike Danielson suffered two broken legs in an incident during the Class A start of race two yesterday in the Banderas Bay Regatta. More »

Bumping into Jim Jessie

Jim Jessie welcomed us aboard Nalu last weekend at Clipper Cove. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC In another installment of ‘You Never Know Who You’ll Bump into at Clipper Cove’, we ran into circumnavigator and Oakland YC Historian Jim Jessie on his classic wooden Grand Banks Alaskan 53 Nalu last weekend. More »