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Archive for March 2014

Ad: Call of the Sea First Mate

Call of the Sea, based in Sausalito, CA, operates the schooner Seaward and invites applications for the post of Mate. latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Schooner Seaward is an 82-ft stays’l schooner based on San Francisco Bay. More »

The Spectacle of Very Large Yachts Racing

There weren’t too many traditional boats this year, but the big schooner Adela, which was built in the early 1900s, put in a good showing in near-ideal conditions. latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you enjoy the spectacle of mega-mega sailing yachts racing in the open ocean, there was no place to be last weekend like the St. More »

MEXORC Copa Corum

The 2014 edition of the biennial MEXORC Copa Corum concluded Saturday. To say that all racers enjoyed themselves last week would likely be an understatement. The friendly on-the-water competition was augmented on land, where sailors enjoyed post-racing parties and one of Mexico’s finest tourist destinations. More »

Whales, Dolphins and Racing Yachts

Ricardo Brockmann, owner of the R/P 52 Vincitore, is largely responsible for this year’s MEXORC Copa Corum, as president of the organizing committee. He and his committee pulled together some of the best to run the races, judge the competition, and host the many social events surrounding the race. More »

Ad: Celebrate Boating with OYC

Celebrate Boating with Oakland Yacht Club at Strictly Sail Pacific! © Oakland Yacht Club Join us at Strictly Sail Pacific on April 10-13: Free seminar, "Communication on the High Seas," given by OYC members on Thursday, April 10. More »

West Coast Sailors at St. Barth Bucket

The gigantic Hetairos II, which we’re told Paul Cayard will be driving. latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The St. Barth Bucket for 40 yachts between 100 and 218 feet — the greatest spectacle in sailing — is about to get underway in a few hours, and the mega sailing yachts have a sprinkling of West Coast sailors aboard. More »

Clouds Over Mexico

Clouds never seen before in 35 years of cruising. © Mexicolder Mike When we received an email titled "Clouds over Mazatlan," we groaned. "Not another problem in Mexico," we thought to ourselves. More »

Would Latitude Take Its Boat To Mexico Now?

We recently received the following letter from David Cleveland of San Diego: "Latitude 38’s coverage of the Mexican boat impoundings has been extensive, and obviously personal to publisher Richard Spindler, as (his boat) Profligate was an impounded boat. More »