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Archive for June 2014

The Comeback Kids

Hugo Boss glides through New York Harbor on her way to a victory celebration. © 2014 Hugo Boss / After a long, hard-fought battle with both SAFRAN and Neutrogena, American Ryan Breymaier and Spaniard Pepe Ribes onboard Hugo Boss have claimed victory in the IMOCA Ocean Masters inaugural New York – Barcelona race. More »

Delta Doo Dah Sailstice Fete

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. More »

Hurricanes Are a Fact of Life

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. Mexico) and the Atlantic/Caribbean. Mexico, where the season starts earlier, has already had two hurricanes, including Christina, the second powerful Category 4 (out of 5) hurricane of the season, which is now blowing at 130 knots. More »

Summer Sailstice Fun This Saturday

Making weekend plans? Don’t forget that Saturday marks the worldwide celebration of Summer Sailstice. Summer what? If you’re new to the concept, the idea is simply to get out on the water and celebrate the pleasures of sailing — on the longest day of the year — wherever you happen to be. More »

New WylieCat Takes Shape

Boat builder Ross Williams gives a sense of scale to the new Wyliecat 40. © 2014 John Tuma The latest addition to the Wyliecat line of sailboats, the Wyliecat 40, is taking shape at the Wyliecat factory in Watsonville. More »

How Does Your Onboard Garden Grow?

The transom garden as seen aboard Majj and Sufiyo’s boat while Majj was up the mast trying to call Reflections. Majj
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC For Sheri Seybold, who has been cruising for a long time with husband Gene on their Esprit 37 Reflections, and is currently cruising Malaysia, the garden is going pretty well. More »

The Miller-Maxwell Mistake

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. We want to thank Greg Swart and others for pointing it out that it was actually Robert Miller who owned the two great yachts. More »

Ben Ainslie Racing Is In; Kiwis Are Pumped

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. More »

Delta Doo Dah Gets the Blues

Seen here anchored out in Steamboat Slough, this Laser 28 would later head to Owl Harbor for the big party. Stink Eye
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival was held on Father’s Day Weekend on the Delta Loop, and Owl Harbor held their Who’s in Blues BBQ for marina tenants and Delta Doo Dah sailors on Saturday to coincide with the popular festival. More »