Archive for April 2013
"At about 2:45 a.m. on April 20, Bridget woke up hearing what she thought was someone on the foredeck," reports Bruce Eastman of the Brisbane-based Alberg 35 Sojourn.
Sleek, sexy and apparently faster than its predecessor, the new #17 is the latest speed machine purpose-built to defend the America’s Cup for Oracle Team USA.
American entreprenuer James Clark founded several very successful Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics and Netscape, and after he did, got into sailing in a big way.
During a passage of nearly 3,000 miles it’s a thrill to break up the daily routine with an equator-crossing celebration.
If your boat is federally documented — as opposed to simply being registered in your state — expect to start paying a new $26 annual fee to renew.
SEA will host a week-long sailing camp for local youth this summer. © 2013 Sailing Education Adventures Sailing Education Adventures of San Rafael operates a youth sailing program for the kids of Canal Alliance and the Canal District’s Bahia Vista Elementary School.
Nor’Sea owners and fans gathered at Oakland YC last weekend in appreciation of their favorite design.
Emmanuel Uren got such a kick out of assisting on the Royal Malta YC’s race committee boat, he joined the club!
One year after the tragic Low Speed Chase incident during the Full Crew Farallones Race, in which five sailors died, survivor Bryan Chong reflects on that horrific event and the lessons he has taken from it: "There’s nothing in life more absolutely devastating than the loss of a loved one.
Regular readers will be familiar with Bay Area sailor Ronnie Simpson for his many sailing exploits, including a couple of Singlehanded TransPacs, as well as for staging sailing clinics for wounded veterans (Simpson was wounded in Iraq and feels strongly about helping other wounded soldiers).
Paradox during the just-completed Bucket. latitude/Doña de Mallorca
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC After two winters of extremely successful racing in the Caribbean, San Franciscan Peter Aschenbrenner’s 63-ft Nigel Irens/Benoit Cabaret trimaran is, according to multihull guru and crewmember Cam Lewis, headed for San Francisco.
Christmas at sea onboard Mhadei. © 2013 Abhilash Tomy Even as we were writing about one benchmark Asian circumnavigation, another one was not even on our radar.
Steve Schmidt relentlessly raced his Santa Cruz 70 in fun Caribbean races. Having owned his boat since ’91, we wonder if anyone has sailed more miles in a SC70.
Sailors, like everyone, are resistant to change. When it was announced that the America’s Cup would be sailed in multihulls, monohull lovers the world over voiced their outrage.
If you were lucky enough to be out sailing on the Bay last week you may have heard a sécurité message issued by the local Coast Guard advising boaters that a humpback whale had been sighted in the Central Bay.
No, you won’t win a ride on Artemis’s AC72, but you will get to breakfast with the team and ride along on .
After a squally night, Gustavia Harbor greets another sunny day. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC As we reported recently, we think the St.
Seaward took just 11 days to sail from Mexico to the Bay. Seaward
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Who says returning from Baja has to be a bash?