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Archive for April 2015

Ha-Ha and Ta-Ta Signups Begin Friday

Picture yourself breezin’ downwind in the sunny latitudes of Baja California. Will this be your year to Ha-Ha? latitude/Andy
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC On your marks. Get set. Go! Every spring there’s a mad dash to be the first to sign up for the annual Baja Ha-Ha rally and SoCal Ta-Ta rally. More »

Mystery Anchorage

If we had only tagged the photo with a GPS position.  latitude/Richard
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’ve always liked this photograph of Profligate in this unusual-looking anchorage. People always ask us, "Where is that?" More »

Newport to Ensenada Race

H.L. Enloe’s ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe slipped into Ensenada minutes before dawn on Saturday at 5:55:35 to secure Best Elapsed Time honors at the 68th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. More »

Nirvana Now Crew Tells Their Story

Randy and Dawn Ortiz in happier times. Randy Ortiz
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC As reported earlier, Pacific Puddle Jumpers Randy and Dawn Ortiz were forced by circumstance to abandon their Canadian-flagged S&S 42 Nirvana Now on April 8, after rescuers Bob and Mona Jankowski of the North Carolina-based Caliber 40 Continuum arrived on the scene, roughly 1,200 miles from the first possible landfall. More »
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Near-Hurricane Winds Ravage Yacht Race

If you think it was windy on San Francisco Bay, you should have been in Mobile Bay, Alabama. During the 57th running of the Dauphin Island Race, an unexpected storm packing near-hurricane-force winds came up so suddenly that some of the roughly 150 competing boats didn’t even have time to reef.  More »

They’ve Been Around

Charlie and Cathy, back in St. Lucia where they started their circumnavigation 15 months ago.  Celebrate
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC Charlie and Cathy Simon of the Spokane- and Puerto Vallarta-based Taswell 58 Celebrate report they have completed the 2014-2015 ARC Round the World Rally. More »

SF Schooner Talofa T-Boned in Carib

The 87-year old schooner was in the middle of her most successful charter season yet in the British Virgin Islands when she was rammed and nearly sunk by a landing craft. The impact rolled her and did damage to her underbelly as well as to her rigging and spars. More »