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Archive for September 2014

A Bit of Encouraging News

 Sometimes at this time of year, everything south of Mag Bay, as well as the entire Sea of Cortez, is the color of dried blood, indicating 85 degrees or more. latitude/rs
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We don’t exactly know what to make of it, but it can’t be bad. More »

Boat Fest This Weekend

If you’re in the market for a new boat, or you may be in the near future, be sure to check out Boat Fest this weekend in Alameda.  Boat Fest
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re in the market for a new or high-quality used boat — or you simply like poking around different boat designs in order to help you move closer to a buying decision — consider attending the (free) Annual Boat Fest at Alameda’s Marina Village Yacht Harbor, which runs today through Sunday, from 11 a.m. More »


The powerful storm blew over many dry-stored boats in La Paz.
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC As reported earlier, Hurricane Odile struck a devastating blow to Cabo San Lucas, although as far as we know, yachts in marinas there suffered only minimal damage. More »

Fun With Bamboo and Shells

 Four cruisers in the South Pacific — either at Tonga or Fiji — employing the ‘Bambooski’. Ichi Ban
©2014Latitude 38 Media, LLC  If the Bambooski is so much fun, why the grimaces? More »

Hurricane Odile Damage Updates

This boat was one of several boats that were beached in San Carlos by Odile. Nearly two dozen boats sank or went ashore at La Paz.  © 2014 Jim Cochran The biggest — and worst — news is that there apparently is no new info on the status of three sailors that are reportedly missing from boats in the La Paz anchorage: The young Mexican man named Gabriel on a steel boat is reported fine. More »

ACWS Future Is Foiling

The future is foiling for the fleet of one-design AC45s. © Guilain Grenier / Oracle Team USA The America’s Cup folks released an announcement early this morning stating that the fleet of AC45 catamarans will be modified to foil in the America’s Cup World Series. More »

SPECIAL REPORT: Hurricane Odile Damage

This image from Puerto Escondido hints at the power of Odile. Note the tattered headsail. And this was after the storm’s force had diminished. © Shelly Ward With most communication out with Baja, it’s difficult to get an accurate picture of the destruction caused by Hurricane Odile, but the following should give a general idea. More »

Rolex Big Boat Series Wrap-Up

What a rush! Tom Thayer’s J/70 Rampage was looking fast at the Rolex Big Boat Series, but Andy Costello and Paul Cayard on Double Trouble won the 13-boat class. © 2014 St. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Entries Top 150

More than 150 boats have paid up for the 21st running of the Baja Ha-Ha Cruisers’ Rally, from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, which starts October 27 with stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. More »