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Archive for May 2013

Check Out the June Latitude

As you read this, the June issue of Latitude 38 is making its way around the Bay Area and beyond. Pay special attention to the cover, featuring Zamazaan in May’s Great Vallejo Race, then turn to page 85 to see the cover we almost ran. More »

Icom Sees the Light

In the March and other recent issues of Latitude there have been reader complaints about microphone cords falling apart on their otherwise highly regarded Icom radios. Icom had not been as responsible as many of their customers had hoped, but fortunately that has changed. More »

Stan Honey’s Digital Magic

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing tech guru and three-time circumnavigator Stan Honey for a June-edition article (out today). In it, you’ll learn about how Stan’s LiveLine graphics will be superimposed over live video of this summer’s Louis Vuitton challenger series, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the AC 34 finals. More »

Floating Nicely on Her Lines

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. More »

Bay Area Boaters Mourn Svend’s Passing

We regret having to report the passing on Monday of well-loved Bay Area sailor and businessman Svend Svendsen, founder of Svendsen’s Boat Works in Alameda. Born in Denmark in 1932, Svend was descended from a family of fishermen, whose bond with the sea went back generations. More »

BAADS Motors Recovered

BAADS offers sailing opportunites to those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the sport. © Dwayne Newton There’s a special place in hell for those who steal from agencies dedicated to doing good, and some thieves got an express ticket south when they stole all five outboard motors from chase boats for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors. More »

Ad: Sale Boat of the Day

Steel Roberts 43, 2000 Click on the photo to view complete listing. © 2013 Vallarta Yacht Sales & Service Professionally built in Cape Town, this steel Roberts 43 is not someone’s backyard triumph of hope over experience. More »