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Archive for October 2014

Rally Respite in Bahia Tortugas

Craig on Seahorse V maximizes his relaxation while taking in the game: There was a great turnout for the annual baseball extravaganza, where every batter got as many pitches as he or she needed to get a hit. More »

Midwinters and More

Meet the new X, not the same as the old X. GGYC set their new X buoy in time for the start of the midwinters tomorrow. © 2014 Gary Salvo Wanna know what’s really scary? More »

Route du Rhum Preview

The docks at Saint-Malo look just like the Corinthian YC at the start of the Singlehanded TransPac. © 2014 Alexis Courcoux Every four years the Route du Rhum transatlantic race gets the French all excité, and we should get excited too because it’s one of the classic singlehanded adventures – like our Singlehanded TransPac, but with more and bigger boats and scads more money. More »

Volvo Ocean Race Catch-Up

A GoPro selfie from current VOR leader Team Brunel. © 2014 Stefan Coppers / Team Brunel/Volvo Ocean Race The great thing about one-design racing is that the competition is tight – once you’re in the lead you know that no other boat is physically faster. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Parade & Start

It’s a rare Baja Ha-Ha start when San Diego doesn’t serve up the sun the Mexico-bound cruisers are seeking on their southern migration, and this year was no exception. Clear skies, warm air and brilliant sunshine lit up cruisers who we suspect partied all night, since they crossed the starting line wearing the same costumes they’d worn at the kick-off party the day before. More »
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Baja Ha-Ha Progress Report

Day 3 of the 21st Baja Ha-Ha dawned with patchy clouds, as the 131-boat fleet approached Turtle Bay, 360 miles south of San Diego. Since the 11:00 a.m. start on Monday, winds have been uncharacteristically light, fluky, and frustrating, forcing every boat to switch on their engines at least occasionally. More »

What Dark Mind Modified This Light?

Meet the replacement. May it shine long and bright — once we make the modifications necessary to the original installation.  latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC One of the things that we find annoying is when the replacement part from one company has a different mounting pattern and perhaps a different electrical connection than the original. More »

Today Is the Day

Costumed fleet members took over the parking lot of the Shelter Island West Marine, the fiesta’s co-sponsor.  © 2014 Kurt Roll For the skippers of 131 boats and 490 crew, today is the long-awaited day of the start of the 21st Annual Baja Ha-Ha cruising rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas with stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. More »

SF Maritime Park Fees

Latitude 38 runs Calendar listings every month for events at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, an historical treasure on Hyde Street Pier at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf. More »