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Archive for April 2015

Volvo Race Bids Adeus to Brazil

As we post this edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude, the once-again six-strong fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s is at sea and racing toward the United States. Leg 6 from Itajaí, Brazil, to Newport, RI, got underway yesterday, with the fleet now emerging into pressure after a characteristically light-air struggle away from the Brazilian coast. More »

Record Run to Bermuda

Sailing at an average speed of 27 knots, the San Francisco-based CEO of Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche, with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier and the crew of the 105-ft trimaran Lending Club 2, set a new record for the 635-mile course from Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport, RI, to Kitchen Shoal Beacon in Bermuda. More »

Maserati Heads for Bay, Shanghai

The famous VOR70 Maserati isn’t the driest boat ever built, but she gets the job done. Look for her sailing north off the California coast in the coming days.  Maserati
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC "Did you see the Maserati at the guest dock?" More »

Big Numbers

The stylish and fast new Perini Navi Perseus 3 stretches her long legs. © 2015 Perini Navi Perini Navi, the Italian company that built the 289-ft Maltese Falcon for Belvedere’s Tom Perkins, is the leader in large sailing yachts. More »

Perfect Sailing for Voiles

Monsters at the start, with Comanche in the distance and Ramber 88 up close. They both won. © 2015 Christophe Jouany Competitors couldn’t have asked for more ideal sailing conditions — 15 to 20 knots, 5-foot seas — for the first of four Voiles de St. More »

Tenacatita Reopens to Locals & Cruisers

Easter Sunday was especially festive at Jalisco, Mexico’s Tenacatita Beach, as federal officials finally removed fences that had blocked public access to this formerly popular beachfront for nearly five years. Nearby lagoon anchorages, which had been immensely popular with cruising sailors prior to the August, 2010 shutdown, were also reopened.  More »

In Admiration of Old and Simple Ways

The Paul Johnson-designed gaff ketch Sequel of Bermuda at the dock in St. Barth.  latitude/Richard
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’re big fans of simplicity, so when we saw the ‘autopilot’ on Sequel, Stevie Hollis’ Bermuda-based 34-ft Venus ketch, at the water dock in St. More »
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Good News from Mexico

"The Aduana official at Puerto Chiapas in southern Mexico who said 10-Year TIPs have to be surrendered when a boat leaves Mexico has been corrected," reported Tere Grossman, president of the Mexican Marina Owners Association, in an email to Latitude 38. More »