Archive for October 2013
This plate full of tacos were looking good, but their little chili pepper seemed less than thrilled with his costume.
For the last several years, we’ve closely followed the exploits of one particularly spunky British granny, Jeanne Socrates.
In May of this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, citing unusually warm ocean temperatures, predicted that there would be 7 to 11 hurricanes in the Atlantic / Caribbean this season, and that three to six could become major hurricanes with winds of over 110 knots.
Paper is so passé — at least according to the federal government. NOAA announced earlier this week that the Federal Aviation Administration, the government agency that prints maritime charts, will cease printing them after April 13, 2014.
Throughout the world, tall ships are divided into four classes, with the largest — longer than 131 feet — given the designation of ‘Class A’.
Last Friday, three of five Somali pirates who seized the French yacht Tanit in 2009 were sentenced in a French court to nine years in prison.
As many cruisers know, the logistics of getting supplies from California south to say, La Paz, by road can be challenging.
Oracle’s America’s Cup yachts have proven that high-tech carbon fiber materials are incredibly strong and lightweight.
In 10 days the 164-boat Baja Ha-Ha rally fleet will be scudding south toward Cabo – where fleet members will exchange online immigration receipts for actual visas.
While suburbanites fear homeless folks might steal their property, homeless-on-homeless crime is far more prevalent.
The Coast Guard is asking for your help locating Honolulu sailor Greg Stephanoff, 60, who was last seen leaving the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor the evening of October 3 aboard his Catalina 42 C:Drive.
It looks like someone had maybe just a little too much fun at Buccaneer Days earlier this month and didn’t want the party to end.
Close scrutiny of recent satellite imagery has sparked new hope that the long-missing American schooner Niña may yet be found, and that her seven crew may still be alive.  According to family and experts, this ship-shaped image is the same size as Niña but Kiwi authorities won’t go searching until they have higher resolution images that the American government won’t release.
In addition to doing a lot of Pacific Cup and other races to Hawaii with big boats, either fully crewed or doublehanded, Philippe Kahn of Santa Cruz has always enjoyed sailing small monohulls off his home waters of Santa Cruz and Hawaii.
Today is just two weeks from the start of the 20th Annual Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, with stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria.
Jean-Pierre Dick and Rouland Jourdain’s MOD70 Virbac-Paprec capsized and dismasted yesterday while training for the Transat Jacques Vabre.
Heading south of the border this cruising season? If so, you’d be wise to attend many of the helpful seminars offered in San Diego by Downwind Marine, West Marine and others.
Skipper Plenert, behind bars in Ensenada. latitude/Richard
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We’re happy to report some good news in the aftermath of the Fountaine-Pajot 46 Blue Marble‘s grounding on the remote South Pacific island of Niue last month.
We can’t think of a more beautiful place to stage a yacht race than within the Vava’u Group’s lush maze of islands.
The Folkboats are coming! The Folkboats are coming! Okay, they’re already here and have been for some time, but their International Championships run through tomorrow.
We quizzed our readership last week to see if anyone could properly identify the purpose of the unusual Russian sailing craft pictured below.