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Archive for June 2015

Phaedo3 Breaks Jamestown Record

The happy crew of Phaedo3 after completing the course around Jamestown, RI, in record time. © Rachel Jaspersen / Phaedo3 They start the Transatlantic Race on July 5, but, hey, no reason to just hang around Newport in the meantime. More »

The Body of Stefan Ries Is Found

This Facebook profile photo epitomizes Stefan Ries’ two great passions, surfing and sailing. Stefan Reis/Facebook
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC Officials in Panama have confirmed that the body found floating in the waters off the Pacific Coast of Panama is that of well-liked young German singlehander/surfer Stefan Ries. More »

Nature’s Perfect Sailboat

A brief study of these boat-like ocean voyagers leads us to believe that Mother Nature must have a clear understanding of the effect of wind on sails.  © Lynn Ringseis On a recent visit to Stinson beach for a long, leisurely stroll on the sand, my captain and I encountered what appeared to be thousands of little rubbery toy sailboats. More »

Wet, Wild and Action-Packed

Southern California’s Ron Bartczak paints "wet, wild, exciting and action-packed" images of yacht races. © Ron Bartczak While Northern California enjoys the stylized nautical artistry of the legendary Jim DeWitt, Southern California has Ron Bartczak. More »

Free Use of 45-ft Cat in the Caribbean?

Virgin Gorda would make a nice stop on the way to Antigua.  BVI Tourism
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC After nine years, the Wanderer’s Leopard 45 catamaran ‘ti Profligate is exiting her yacht management program in the British Virgin Islands on July 27. More »

Umbrella Regatta in La Cruz

Cruisers in La Cruz jury-rig their small craft with umbrellas and other cobbled-together ‘sails’ for a Summer Sailstice regatta. © Jorge Morales "This is our third year of celebrating Summer Sailstice in Banderas Bay, Mexico," writes Katrina Liana of Marina Riviera Nayarit. More »

Revved Up at the Rendez-vous

Given the location and the circumstance, it didn’t take much prodding to get fleet members to smile for this group photo, taken on the lawn of Club Bali Hai, in Cook’s Bay, Moorea. More »