Archive for June 2013
Yann Elies sailed his Beneteau Figaro II Groupe Queguiner to his second consecutive victory in the Solitaire du Figaro.
Marin County’s Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, shared some interesting opinions on the 34th America’s Cup with Tom FitzGerald in last Friday’s SF Chronicle.
The MOD70 Spindrift capsized in the La Route du Princes. © 2013 Chris Schmid / Spindrift Racing In the upcoming July issue of Latitude 38, we give two reasons for preferring MOD70 trimarans over AC72s for the America’s Cup.
Sadly, in the modern era of America’s Cup racing, contentiousness between competitors off the water has sometimes been more explosive than on the race course.
A tragedy unfolded Friday afternoon when a woman’s minivan careened across Marina Green and into the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay.
At Sunday’s Wooden Boat Show, owners give visitors a rare opportunity to inspect their beloved sailing crafts from stem to stern.
For about the last four days or so, Passage Weather has predicted that the weather off the Pacific Coast of mainland Mexico will feature a couple of pretty strong tropical storms, one of which they forecast will sweep by not far from Puerto Vallarta and up toward Cabo San Lucas.
This isn’t exactly about sailing, but we think it’s important enough to mention anyway for a couple of reasons.
Summer Sailstice organizers ordered perfect weather  sunny & in the 70s  for this weekend celebration of sailing in Alameda (or wherever you are).
In the wee hours of March 4, three people eased the $2.8-million Oyster 82 Darling out of her slip at Sausalito Yacht Harbor and sailed her as far as Pacifica before grounding her on Linda Mar Beach.
Heads up for those in SoCal that reservations made on the SDHPD mooring online reservation system for the A-1/La Playa Anchorage for July 4-8 are no longer valid and that space will be on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a special notice from the Port of San Diego.
The Nicaraguan government has just approved a contract for HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co.
Teams for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup — sailed in AC45s — are training hard for the September 1-4 regatta.
Release of the revised Louis Vuitton racing schedule July 7, forced many would-be spectators to re-examine their viewing plans.
Known as the heaviest wave in the world, when Teahupoo gets revved up to full power, it’s an awesome sight.
 Just a reminder to pop on over to www.summersailstice.com/sf to enter for a chance to win a pair of VIP box tickets to see the Steve Miller Band and the Doobie Brothers on June 21 — of course!
Chris Gage’s Express 27 Ergo leads the charge upriver in shorts and T-shirts, ready for Stockton’s 107-degree temps.
 As reported earlier, the Bay Area sailing community lost one of its most beloved ‘elder statesmen’ last month.
If you’re planning to submit a Classy Classified for the July issue of Latitude 38, be aware that the deadline is this Saturday.
Latitude readers may remember John Lubimir, the likable singlehander from the East Coast who came to California in 2012 to sail in the Singlehanded TransPac.
In the June issue of Latitude 38, this writer reported on the foiling trimaran l’Hydroptère and their upcoming TransPacific record attempt.
Although this summer’s America’s Cup activities have seen plenty of bad news and controversy lately, the build-up to AC 34 has also spawned some decidedly upbeat news stories.
Almost since the Internet was invented, scammers have figured out ways to bilk honest people out of their hard-earned money.
Aegea draws 6.5 feet and is looking for a little summer adventure. Aegea
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC "I’m interested in taking my Sabre 38 MkII Aegea up to Tomales Bay," writes San Francisco’s John Zeratsky.
There are all sorts of fun things to do around the Bay to take advantage of this weekend’s good weather.
Yup, just as fast on port tack. © MOD S.A. / Yvan Zedda From time to time we get funny mail.
April wasn’t the best month for Scott Stolnitz of the Marina del Rey-based Switch 51 Beach House.
Kids, don’t try this at home! Eight boats totaling over 100,000 lbs hung out quietly on one 55-lb Rocna anchor and all-chain rode.
As most readers know, we at Latitude have long believed that the America’s Cup folks made a huge mistake when they decided to race this summer’s 34th America’s Cup with AC72s rather than something like the MOD70 trimarans.