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Archive for February 2015

AC45s Foiling on the Bay

Oracle Team USA’s AC45 foiling on the Bay on February 25. © Erik Simonson Oracle Team USA’s new foiling AC45 rolled out of the shed at San Francisco’s Pier 80 on February 16, splashed, and, after a quick systems check, got foiling in a light 8-10 knots of breeze. More »

Duos Round the Horn

Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm have rounded Cape Horn in the Barcelona World Race. Cape Horn holds memories for these two, not all of them good. Le Cam had a dramatic capsize and was rescued during the Vendée Globe just west of Cape Horn in 2009, and Stamm’s last Vendée Globe ended at Cape Horn when he took on diesel fuel. More »

March Latitude Out Today

The March issue’s content extends from the Bay Area to the Caribbean and beyond. latitude/Annie
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC While you’re making weekend plans, be sure to factor in a few minutes to drop by your favorite Bay Area marine business and pick up a copy of the just-printed March issue of Latitude 38. More »

New Generation Claims the Record

There’s a new ocean racing sheriff in town, and it’s the young gun Lloyd Thornburg with his MOD70 Phaedo3.  © 2015 Ocean Images / Team Phaedo As if the RORC Caribbean 600 needed any more pizzazz to elevate itself on the world racing scene, it got a huge boost when 35-years-young Lloyd Thornburg of St. More »

Search for Missing Princess

The Coast Guard has asked us to reach out to our readership regarding the search for Richard Byhre, a 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected, and his dark blue 28-ft Catalina sloop Princess, homeport San Diego. More »

Zen Sailing Again

The Joker competes in the Carnaval Race aboard the boat designed and built by George Olson (and friends) of Santa Cruz. The color of the water hints at just one of the reasons sailing in the Caribbean is so delightful.  More »

Latest from the AC Rumor Mill

Is the sailing empire that was once Emirates Team New Zealand beginning to crumble? The principals are remaining tight-lipped, but the circumstantial evidence and rampant speculation — all you ever need for juicy America’s Cup controversy — make for some pretty interesting reading of late. More »

Puddle Jump Send-Offs Begin This Week

After crossing 3,000 miles of open water, it’s nice to be greeted by a friendly face — and Polynesians are known for their warm, welcoming nature. latitude/Andy
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC When voyaging sailors need to cross a big patch of water, they typically wait for the ideal seasonal weather window to make the trip. More »

Robgatta 3

Paul Recktenwald’s J/88 Lazy Dawg, racing in the Sportboat 30 division, and Gary Redelberger’s Farr 36 Racer X in PHRF 1 beat to weather in Saturday’s westerly. © 2015 Corinthian YC wrapped up its two-part Midwinter Series over the weekend, and the 94 crews that raced enjoyed two days of romping around San Francisco Bay in sunshine and breeze. More »