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Archive for September 2013

Variation on a Theme

Since innovative multihulls are in the spotlight this summer, we thought we’d introduce you to another variation on the theme. While traveling in Russia a few months ago, reader Larry Radcliffe of El Cerrito came across this odd-looking trimaran as it was sailing into the docks at Petrozavodsk (on a northern lake, east of Finland). More »

Looking for Land Crew

"I’m going to be driving down to La Paz next month with Bernard and Becky Robinson who live there on their San Diego-based powerboat Worth Waiting 4," writes Ginger Clark. "I need to find two or three people who will drive back with me. More »

Oracle Wins, Get Out the Rally Caps

The fat lady didn’t sing yesterday, so Oracle fans Jen Edney of Nebraska, Nancy Cantrell of San Rafael, Bruna Shidler of San Francisco, and Doña de Mallorca of wherever she is at the moment, gather to brew up enthusiasm for a continued Oracle rally. More »

Yes, You Can Still Enter

"Ouch, arghh, oof!" Such sounds were heard as a Baja Ha-Ha Rally Committee member’s arm was being twisted to extend the entry deadline a bit longer for this year’s San Diego-to-Cabo San Lucas cruisers’ rally.  More »

Larry Ellison’s Wednesday Dilemma

Thanks to two America’s Cup races being slated for today because there was too much wind yesterday, Oracle Team USA’s Larry Ellison has conflicting commitments. On the one hand, there are the two critical races scheduled for this afternoon that he surely doesn’t want to miss. More »

Bad Precedent Avoided

As predicted would happen when the Department of Parks and Recreation absorbed the Department of Boating and Waterways last year, California state lawmakers tried to dig their fingers into the Harbor and Watercraft Revolving Fund for non-boating uses. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Entry Deadline Extended

Picture yourself out on the ocean wearing shorts and a T-shirt, sailing south within a huge flotilla of adventure-hungry voyagers. It’s a glorious feeling. latitude/Andy
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Although the 2013 Baja Ha-Ha Rally Committee is very serious about its fleet safety, they have intentionally made a minimum of rules, while trying to be as flexible as possible regarding special situations. More »

Best AC Finals Ever Got Better

The most memorable moment of the America’s Cup Finals so far: Emirates Team New Zealand’s near capsize in Race 8. © Abner Kingman / ACEA By the end of last Thursday, the already most exciting America’s Cup Finals ever was losing a little steam. More »

Better America’s Cup Viewing

Hundreds of boats crowd the Bay on race days. latitude/LaDonna
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We have to admit that everyone at Latitude has been thoroughly impressed by the America’s Cup Park at Pier 27 and the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green. More »