Archive for June 2014
According to the National Hurricane Center "a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located several hundred miles S-SW of Acapulco, Mexico" may evolve into a tropical depression by early next week.
The view is spectacular from the multi-million-dollar homes of Tiburon and Belvedere, except for the derelict boats in Richardson Bay (foreground).
Why row when you can sail? Being a handy fellow, John Chille (left) quickly fashioned this reefable sail for two weary paddlers.
Exactly one year after leaving Southern California aboard his Los Angeles-based Salt Peter, singlehander Peter Rudiger has lost his sailboat to Komakame Reef, which is three miles to the southeast of the southernmost landmass of New Caledonia, about 40 miles from Noumea.
An American couple was rescued approximately seven miles offshore from Key Largo last Friday evening after having fallen off their 30-ft fishing boat Fishhawk while it was traveling at high speed.
Polar Bear burns at the Marine Group Kurt Roll
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The 102-ft steel yacht Polar Bear, valued at $15 million, caught fire and burned spectacularly for six hours at the Marine Group yard in Chula Vista yesterday.
A reminder that tomorrow, June 21, is the Summer Sailstice, when sailors of all stripes take advantage of this longest day of the year to celebrate their passion for sailing.  We mentioned several Bay Area Sailstice events in our ‘Lectronic report Wednesday, but we want to remind Delta travelers about the Delta Doo Dah Sailstice event.
Hugo Boss glides through New York Harbor on her way to a victory celebration.
VIIRS day-night-band image of hurricane Cristina from Wednesday evening. Colorado State
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s now hurricane season in both Eastern Pacific (i.e.
In addition to last week’s disappointing news that San Francisco is no longer being considered for the Finals of the 35th America’s Cup — this writer is admittedly San Francisco-biased — AC fans were also treated to the exciting news of the official launch of what promises to be a formidable threat to Oracle Team USA’s potential three-peat.
In the Friday ‘Lectronic we made a major blunder by identifying Robert Maxwell as the owner of Mari-Cha III and Mari-Cha IV, both of which raced in the Pacific Cup.
The 139-ft Mari-Cha IV exits San Francisco Bay at the start of the 2004 Pacific Cup.
To win the race, you must first finish… It’s an unfortunate adage of sailing that Marc Guillermot, skipper of the Open 60 SAFRAN, has been forced to learn time and time again.
A friendly reminder to our Classy Classified advertisers that the ad deadline is always the 15th of each month.
We’re not sure if it’s polite to dump someone by email, but that’s the method that Oracle’s Russell Coutts used to inform Mayor Ed Lee that San Francisco would not be the site of the next America’s Cup.
Sir Russell Coutts (l) and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee shake hands after agreeing to bring the 34th America’s Cup to San Francisco in 2013.
A great group of women circumnavigators-to-be lunching at Bora Bora. Left front: Laurie (and Richard) Owen on Nexus, a US-based 58-ft semi-custom cat; Left back: Jenny (and Jonathan) Crowe on Merlyn of Poole, an Oyster 45 from Great Britain; Back center: Suzana Buraca, World ARC Rally Control; Right back: Cathy (and Charlie) Simon of the Spokane / Nuevo Vallarta-based Taswell 58 Celebrate; Next right: Sandra (and Tom) Frank on Sweet Pear, a Switzerland based Outborn 44l; Right center: Dawn (and Michael) Roberts on ViVo, a US-based F/P 60-foot cat; Right front: Tracey (and Tim) Ramsey on Folie a Deux, a U.S.-based Lagoon 380.
The US Coast Guard is tasked with keeping American waterways as safe as possible, and one of the latest manifestations of that responsibility is the development of ‘virtual’ nav symbols designed to show up on electronic charts and AIS monitors.
On May 2, Hurst Lehmann, 59, of Germany, having sailed his 47-ft boat across the Pacific from Mexico, sought a berth at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor on the lee side of the Big Island.
The Class Rule has been released for the latest generation of America’s Cup catamarans, to be called AC62s.
Latitude was happy to donate this outboard bracket to Rimas – who is instantly likeable and genuine - although we can’t imagine it will be much help getting around Cape Horn.
Sacramento-based singlehander Andrew Henry Ewing, 31, was found dead on Angel Island yesterday, ending an extensive, multi-agency search.
On June 2, MiTAC Digital Corporation of Santa Clara, makers of Magellan GPS units, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the NAV 1000, the first commercially available handheld GPS.