Archive for November 2014
Every November, StFYC hosts the Big Sail, just before the big local rivalry college football game, Cal vs.
Redwood City Marina will soon have enough depth to accommodate large race boats and megayachts.
Corinthian Yacht Club’s popular speaker series returns to the club’s beautiful ballroom in downtown Tiburon this Wednesday evening, with the first film portrait by Life on the Water.
The Port of San Diego’s new promotional video promises excellent AC 35 viewing potential within the harbor’s natural ‘sailing stadium’.
Northern California is known for cutting edge innovation, but there is one sailing area in which the stodgy old Northeast seems to out-innovate us.
Get your ad in by Saturday, 5 p.m. Monday will be too late!  latitude/Annie
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Need to sell your boat or clear out some gear and get some cash for holiday shopping?
We received many responses to Friday’s Photo of the Day quiz. The most popular answer was Lake Powell, on the state line of Arizona and Utah.
We can’t count the number of owners and skippers of catamarans with forward cockpits who have told us they never get wet in those cockpits, even when sailing to weather.
Loïck Peyron completed the Route du Rhum more than half a day ahead of his nearest competition, crossing the finish line just past midnight in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
A father taking his son on a sailing trip to the South Pacific is a dream come true for many sailors, but when you don’t get permission from the boy’s other parent, it’s called kidnapping and will turn that dream voyage into a nightmare.
The media have done an outstanding job of getting the public worked into a lather over Ebola, even though it’s statistically more likely for an American to die in a bouncy house than from the deadly virus.
Baja Ha-Ha stop #2: remote and undeveloped Bahia Santa Maria. © Google Maps In stark contrast to the light air of Leg 1, the second leg of the 21st Baja Ha-Ha rally was a rompin’ stompin’ beam reach right down the rhumbline to Bahia Santa Maria.
Loïck Peyron, age 54, on the Maxi Solo trimaran Banque Populaire VII, has stretched out his lead to 150 miles in the Route du Rhum from Saint-Malo, France, to Guadeloupe.
The Route du Rhum started yesterday from Saint-Malo, France, in the rain. © 2014 Trépia de Pierre Yves Lautrou / Express Two lost keels, broken amas, downed masts and a collision with a container ship – yes, the Route du Rhum has started.
Brad Webb celebrates after Oracle’s victory in America’s Cup 34. © 2014 Oracle Team USA Right next to AT&T Park, between the Giants’ fabulous victory on Wednesday and Friday’s parade, SailSFBay managed to slip in a Thursday-night meeting at South Beach Yacht Club to discuss growing sailing participation in the Bay Area and to hear Brad Webb describe his rewarding path up the ladder of sailing.
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.
The docks at Saint-Malo look just like the Corinthian YC at the start of the Singlehanded TransPac.
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.
No tricks here, just the treat of Latitude 38’s November issue. You’ll be able to pick one up at the usual places, and our digital editions will be posted later this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.