Archive for August 2015
The second round of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series takes place in Gothenburg (Goteborg), Sweden, this weekend, but AC promoters aren’t making it easy for American sports fans to get revved up about the fast-paced action.
We do our best to keep track of the 200-plus boats that do the annual Pacific Puddle Jump, but once they move beyond French Polynesia many tend to fall off the Latitude radar.
"What we really need for the SoCal Ta-Ta and the Baja Ha-Ha is our own island," the Grand PooBob/Grand Poobah was thinking to himself the other day.
This National Hurricane Center graphic shows the possibilities of tropical storm-force winds in the next 120 hours.  National Hurricane Center
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Atlantic has gotten the first major hurricane of the season, in what has long been forecast to be a year with fewer than the normal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes.
Delta water wars. latitude/Chris
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC As a heat wave built at the end of last week, a small band of Delta Doo Dah boats made their way to Stockton Sailing Club, some by way of Richmond and Pittsburg Yacht Clubs.
While we’re still wrapping up our coverage of this July’s Transpac Race to Hawaii (be sure to read all about it in the next issue of Latitude 38, coming out on September 1), planning and prep for next July’s Pacific Cup is going full steam ahead, with 49 boats already entered.
There are seven times more cruising kids in this photo than there are residents of Suwarrow.  © 2015 Heather Tzortzis Not Heather Tzortzis of the San Francisco-based Lagoon 470 Family Circus.
The year 2015 will be remembered as a slow one for the Rolex Fastnet Race, which started on Sunday afternoon in Cowes, UK, but the first finishers arrived in Plymouth last night and early this morning.
Out of the stable and back in action the famous tri formerly named IDEC II blasts across flat water during training sessions in France.
Let’s see, food? "Check." Equipment? "Check." Lagunitas IPA? "Check." A memorable shot from Another Girl’s resupply mission to Southeast Farallon Island.
The start of the Rolex Fastnet Race on the Solent, which separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of southern England.
Since we last reported on 30-year-old Justin Hoye-House in the April issue of Latitude 38, he’s come a long way — literally — having successfully singlehanded from Mexico to French Polynesia during his first year of offshore sailing.
Racing to Hawaii in the Transpac or Pacific Cup is almost always an exhilarating and uplifting experience.
Ever since Darren took over at IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas, his stated goal has been "to see more masts in the marina." So a program that places an unfair fuel dock flat fee burden on sailboats is hardly to his liking.
Sailor Cherry, Cabinboy Jay and Delta Dog Lucia joined the Delta Doo Dah last year for the first time with their Serendipity 43 Hooked. With the Delta cruising season still going strong and the Mexico season not far behind, we thought that one of Hooked’s heat-busting creations might prove useful to other hot-climate sailors.
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Hats off to the idealism of youth. Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat will leave Hawaii this week aboard Swiftsure, participating in the research phase of the wildly ambitious project that he conceived: The Ocean Cleanup.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron, which was founded on June 1, 1815, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK.
The title is not only the opening line of a fine Traffic rock ‘n’ roll song from the 1970s, it’s also what happened to us the last two nights.
With the California cruising season in full swing and the Mexico winter season not that far away, lots of sailors are wondering whether it makes sense to carry bikes on boats, and if so, what kind of bikes.
Koga (left) and Abe show their country’s colors after safe arrival at Alameda.  © Ross Gillanders / Scanmar International While most of the sailing media’s recent North Pacific coverage has been focused on Transpac victories and Lending Club 2‘s astonishing L.A.-to-Honolulu speed run, the impressive accomplishments of two middle-aged Japanese sailors went largely unnoticed.