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Archive for June 2014

Save Your Strength and Sail

Why row when you can sail? Being a handy fellow, John Chille (left) quickly fashioned this reefable sail for two weary paddlers. © 2014 Meta Allegretto A couple of weeks ago a young couple walked into Beacon Marine, Ventura Harbor’s Chandlery. More »

Singlehander Loses Boat In Nature Reserve

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. More »
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Multiple Rescues

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. 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 »

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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 »

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 »