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Archive for November 2014

The Frugal Cat Cruiser

Chris White believes in light, performance catamarans. Even so, his 57-footer was a little too heavy to lift. latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Over the years we’ve seen a lot of things cruisers have done in order to save money to continue their pleasant lifestyle. More »

Give the Gift of Sailing

If you give the ‘gift of sailing’ to a friend or loved one, he or she will be happy as a toddler with a shiny new toy.  Club Nautique
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Foreign visitors observing the frenzy of manic shopping that will take place this Friday — ‘Black Friday’ — might think it is some sort of pagan ritual, perhaps to gather material possessions in advance of impending doom. More »

Get Out Your Bermuda Shorts

"The waters of Bermuda are ideal for racing," says the island nation’s premier, Michael Dunkley. © 2014 Bermuda Tourism The America’s Cup Event Authority has forwarded Latitude 38 an "exclusive invitation" — which they’ve no doubt given to countless others — to attend a press conference at the Crosby Hotel in Manhattan on December 2 for the announcement of the venue for the 35th America’s Cup. More »

The Big Sail

Every November, StFYC hosts the Big Sail, just before the big local rivalry college football game, Cal vs. Stanford.
  © 2014 Chris Ray The Stanford Varsity sailing team continued their domination of the California Golden Bears, defeating the Bears for the tenth straight time in the 11th annual Big Sail. More »

This Time She’ll Go Nonstop

There’s not a lot of room aboard a 28-footer with a canoe stern. But Donna wouldn’t dream of going offshore without her trusty guitar. She hopes to release a new album prior to her solo departure next summer.  More »

Who’s the Most Adventurous?

In the last decade surfer and solo sailor Liz Clark has had some grand adventures. In fact, even the National Geographic Society has taken note.  © 2014 Simon Corneglio The esteemed National Geographic Society has, for the last 10 years, selected candidates for the title of Adventurer of the Year. More »

Film Bio Screening Wednesday

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 Sausalito-based enterprise interviews local sailors, racers, and watery souls at length and produces short films to capture the essence of the subject. More »

Redwood City Facelift

Redwood City Marina will soon have enough depth to accommodate large race boats and megayachts. © John Tuma Here’s some good news for South Bay boaters: The Port of Redwood City has begun dredging operations at the guest dock in the Redwood City Marina. More »

Will It Be San Diego?

The Port of San Diego’s new promotional video promises excellent AC 35 viewing potential within the harbor’s natural ‘sailing stadium’. Port of San Diego
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC With America’s Cup 35 organizers promising to announce the venue for 2017’s big show by the end of December, both final contenders — Bermuda and San Diego — are evidently pushing hard to seal the deal in their favor. More »

Around Jamestown Record

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. We’re referring to a fun sailing record competition they created called the Mount Gay Around Jamestown Record. More »