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Archive for October 2014

Ha-Ha XXI Starts on Monday

Crew positions are apparently still fluid on some Ha-Ha boats. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After months of preparation and perhaps the expenditure of a few dollars, the skippers of Baja Ha-Ha XXI, the cruisers’ rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, have completed all preparations for the Monday-morning start, and will be spending Friday, Saturday and Sunday relaxing, making new friends, and seeing the sights of San Diego. More »

Volvo Ocean Race on TV

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race will begin this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. PDT with a 90-minute special highlighting the start of the race and previewing the 39-week circumnavigation. More »

Mystery Ship

Long may she run? This wood beauty has been running in style for more than 100 years. latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC When we came into Channel Islands Harbor during the SoCal Ta-Ta in September, we spotted a large wooden vessel that looked familiar, but as though she might be missing something. More »

Whale of an App

In 2007, four blue whales like these were killed by ship strikes in and around the Santa Barbara Channel. In 2010, two blue whales, one humpback and two fin whales were killed by strikes in the San Francisco area and elsewhere along the north-central California coast. More »

Farr 40 Worlds Wrap-Up

The fun-loving crew of Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Australian-flagged Transfusion switched sports from sailing to halyard-skurfing in response to Friday’s conditions. © John Navas The fickle winds of October failed the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds on Friday, but many of the 19 crews made the best of the warm weather and long postponement that stretched out all afternoon. More »

Last Minute Paperwork Advice

While right now cruising in Mexico may seem to be all about paperwork, this photo is more indicative of what it’s really like. Pictured are RotKat and Profligate at a little cove about 25 miles from La Paz. More »

Kids Going Cruising

"We may be geese, headed south for the winter, or the Ha-Ha may just be the first leg of a very, very long vacation," say Tom & Kelly Miller of the Alameda-based Panda 40 Stochastic.  More »

River Heritage Days

Looking for something unusual to do on the water this weekend? Why not take part in the annual Petaluma River Festival, today through Sunday. Because the event is primarily a celebration of the river’s history, both the authentic scow schooner Alma and the Chinese junk replica Grace Quan will be featured ‘guests’ of the celebration. More »

Farr 40 Worlds Update

The crowd at the leeward gate in yesterday’s racing at the Farr 40 Worlds. © Nineteen teams from seven countries are competing this week at the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds, hosted by St. More »