Archive for March 2013
“Hmm, the TP looks like it’s getting low; better take a Latitude with me, just in case!” © 2013 Shannyn Bunker Sailor-in-training Leila Bunker may only be two, but she’s smart enough to know that Latitude 38 is the perfect magazine to take to the john.
It is with heavy hearts that many Bay Area sailors are learning of the drowning death of local sailor and boatbuilder Rick Wood.
One of the great things about anchoring off St. Barth is the great boats you get to see.
As we reported in a special ‘Lectronic report on Saturday, there was a starting line collision — with a severe injury — in the second race of the Banderas Bay Regatta Friday.
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.
In January, Mark Bettis bought sailing legend Don Trask’s old J/29, hull #233 Smokin’ J, and moved her to Coyote Point Marina in San Mateo.
One of the complaints about the current America’s Cup boats is that very little of the technological advances will trickle down to regular boats.
Duct tape comes to the rescue of mariners all the time. In this case, the mariners came to the rescue of Duct Tape.
“Yikes, he’s bearing down on us!” Needless to say, you’d need more than a retractable boat hook to fend off a fully laden Panamax ship.
You just never know when an Red Bull Youth AC boat is going to charge across the Bay, as one did this weekend during practice.
Hop aboard one of the Bay Area’s many crewed charter boats and leave the pre-sail prep and post-sail cleanup to the professional crew.
When was the last time you checked the date on your flares, the status of your fire extinguisher and the number of lifejackets you carry on board?
Of all the winter offices of Latitude 38, this year’s is the most unusual — a former tattoo parlor at St.
The California sailing community has once again been thrown into mourning. San Diego’s Craig Williams, 36, died this weekend during the Islands Race.
The body of William Hoffman was found aboard his boat Dark Star, type unknown, on March 6 at the Perula anchorage in Chamela Bay on Mexico’s Gold Coast.
Located at Nuevo Vallarta’s Paradise Village Resort, the Vallarta YC has generously co-hosted our annual Mexico Pacific Puddle Jump Send-off Party ever since it opened 15 years ago.
One crewmember of James Gilmore’s San Diego-based Columbia Carbon 32 Uncontrollable Urge perished early this morning when the brand-new boat dragged anchor into the surf at San Clemente Island during the Newport-to-San Diego Island Race.
Raindancer was lost on a reef at Grenada. © 2013 John Rogers Maybe it’s because wood yachts are organic, like us humans, that we find the loss of a wooden boat to be more depressing than the loss of a fiberglass or steel boat.
The weird tale of the theft of John Fruth’s Sausalito-based Oyster 82 Darling and her subsequent grounding at Pacifica’s Linda Mar Beach just keeps getting weirder.
Remember the lawsuit filed by Todd Tholke, the liveaboard musician and member of the St.
Having managed to escape the snow of Newport, Rhode Island, and made it to St.