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Archive for May 2013

Moontide Mondays

It’s another Moontide Monday potluck, this time with Gary the Weather Guru (far right) in attendance as an honored guest. © 2013 Judy Lang "No matter where we are, we — Bill Lilly and I — host a ‘Moontide Monday’ potluck aboard our Newport Beach-based Lagoon 470 Moontide," reports Judy Lang. More »

Racing Wrap-Up in Pictures

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. More »

Caption Contest Winner

In Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we ran a caption contest for the photo below. We got tons of funny suggestions, with many referring to Indiana Jones — references which were sadly lost on the Publisher as he’s never seen those movies (what?!). More »

Luna Rossa Wants AC Wind Limits

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. More »

Nereida Crosses the Equator

Been wondering about Jeanne Socrates, 70, who’s on her third attempt at a nonstop solo circumnavigation? The intrepid British grandmother left Victoria, BC, on October 22 aboard her Najad 380 Nereida and is now on the final leg of her voyage, having crossed the equator on Friday. More »

Less Expensive, Less Extreme, Almost as Fast

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. More »

AC Warhorses Stabled While Safety Reviewed

The tragic death of British Olympian Bart Simpson last Thursday has sharply focused the Bay Area boating community on issues related to safety on the water. The specially formed America’s Cup Review Committee charged with scrutinizing the Artemis 72 incident met for the first time yesterday, and its first recommendation was to suspend AC72 and AC45 training for a week.  More »