Archive for May 2013
Seven Express 37s made it to Made in Santa Cruz Race Week. © 2013 Rick Linkmyer Made in Santa Cruz Race Week has three days of sailing down and four to go.
BAADS offers sailing opportunites to those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the sport.
The 71-ft home-built catamaran pictured below has been a conspicuous landmark on the grounds of San Rafael’s Loch Lomond Marina ever since James Lane, his family and friends began assembling it there two years ago.
All parents will agree that embarrassing their kids (in a good natured way, of course) is one of the great joys of parenthood.
In the aftermath of America’s Cup sailor Bart Simpson’s death on May 9, representatives of the three challenging teams and the Cup defender, Oracle Team USA, have met several times behind closed doors to reassess their options going forward.
The annual Hardway Race is one of Southern California’s most unsung annual offshore offerings, and it lived up to its moniker last Saturday.
Just minutes after taking this photo, Hilary Walecka saw something fall from the Bridge, and a boring delivery trip turned exciting pretty fast.
Fifteen Vanguard 15s start a race in Clipper Cove on Thursday night. latitude/Chris
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC We got a jump on the weekend with a visit to the Thursday night races for Vanguard 15s and Lasers at Treasure Island Sailing Center.
It’s another Moontide Monday potluck, this time with Gary the Weather Guru (far right) in attendance as an honored guest.
This is a photo in desperate need of a caption. The best one (chosen by Latitude 38 editors) will win a Latitude hat in honor of the photo!
In a press conference in Alameda Friday, Patrizio Bertelli, president of the Luna Rossa Challenge America’s Cup syndicate, made it abundantly clear that he has serious concerns about the safety of AC72 racing in this summer’s America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton challenger series.
Thomas Siebel’s MOD70 Orion screaming across Banderas Bay. © 2013 Robin Stout "On May 10 I looked up from the cockpit of our Aleutian 51 Mermaid which was anchored at La Cruz, and saw this trimaran screaming across Banderas Bay," writes Robin Richardson Stout.
Despite assurances from Murray and Ehman that the causes of Simpson’s death are being studied, many troubling questions remain unanswered.
If you’re looking to have some fun in a nautical realm this week, check out the free Northern California Boat Fest at Alameda’s Marina Village Yacht Harbor.
In the aftermath of Bart Simpson’s death, many questions remain unanswered. © Sander van der Borch Atemis Racing “It’s too early to speculate about the causes of the accident," said Chief Executive of the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) Stephen Barclay on Friday, referring to the tragic death of Artemis Racing crewman Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson the day before.
The battery in this photo is from the 65-ft sloop Blue Peter, which was built in England in 1930 from teak harvested in Thailand in 1870.
If you’re planning a trip up to the Delta this summer — on your own or with your yacht club — be sure to register for the Delta Doo Dah DIY.
  While Great Vallejo Race participants were waiting out a light wind postponement for the return trip on Sunday, the young guns of the American Youth Sailing Force were pushing themselves to the limit on the Bay, resulting in the first AC45 capsize for the team.
If you’re planning to cruise Mexico this season — or you’re already enjoying those sunny latitudes — you’ll want to make note that the much-used Amigo Net has switched frequencies.
Ditch the summer gloom and head up to the Delta this summer in the Delta Doo Dah DIY © Alex Pearce If last week’s stunning weather wasn’t enough to jog your memory, we’ll remind you that summer’s nearly here and you know what that means…the Delta Doo Dah!
We’ve received word that the body of William Swanson, who owned the boat diving service Got Zinc, was found dead in the water near Jack London Square early Saturday morning.
Winning AC crew, author and national sailing commentator Gary Jobson is slated to speak at Oakland YC in Alameda on May 18.
Every May, when online registration for the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally opens, the rush to sign up is so intense it reminds us of the famous Oklahoma Land Rush.
Word on the docks is that Alain Thébault’s 60-ft foiling trimaran l’Hydroptere, which is hauled at Nelson’s in preparation for this summer’s assault on the TransPac record, has been given until Monday to find a new homebase.