Archive for September 2015
Our old Flying Scud may be more than 50 years old, but we think the Philip Rhodes design still looks great.
During an interview not long ago, we asked a Coast Guard rescue pilot how often mariners who’ve been rescued return to a Search and Rescue (SAR) base to personally thank their saviors.
Crossing the Pacific, garbage wasn’t the only thing Stay Gold picked up. Presumably, this flying fish was returned to the sea.
The Notice of Race for the Conch Republic Cup Key West Cuba Race Week was released earlier this month, and already at least one Bay Area boat is entered.
In our special report yesterday on a kidnapping incident at a Philippine marina, we presented all the details that were available to us at the time.
In August, West Marine announced the 29 youth boating nonprofit organizations that received $1,500 checks from its BlueFuture Fund™.
Ocean View Resort and Marina, the site of the kidnappings. © 2015 Ocean View Resort Three foreign nationals and a Filipina partner were abducted late Monday night from the upscale Ocean View Resort near Davao City off the southern Philippine island of Mindinao.
Back in the 1980s, big beautiful schooners were still among the most desirable offerings of Caribbean charter fleets, and a number of high-profile celebrities were often seen in popular anchorages of St.
Renaud Laplanche and Ryan Breymaier brought new meaning to the rent-a-boat concept. During their six-month rental of the 105-ft VPLP maxi-tri Lending Club 2, they challenged and shattered three prestigious sailing records — most notably here on the West Coast, the outright Los Angeles-to-Honolulu record, with the jaw-dropping time of 3 days and 19 hours.  Previously the pair and their crewmates smashed both the Newport-Bermuda and Cowes, GBR-to-Dinard, FRA, records.
Among possible candidates for the ‘face’ of this year’s Ta-Ta are Kurt and Katie Braun of the Deerfoot 74 Interlude.
After a zillion hours of volunteer labor, the Golden Rule is whole again, and sailing the West Coast with her message of peace.  © 2015 Golden Rule Project If you have sympathies for the anti-nuke movement, you won’t want to miss the chance to check out the original ‘peace boat’, the Golden Rule, which is scheduled to arrive in San Francisco Bay this Sunday.
What a venue! The Santa Barbara YC’s beach facility for the Ta-Ta Kick-Off Party was perfect.  latitude/Richard
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC One hundred and one sailors from 41 boats enjoyed perfect weather conditions for the SoCal Ta-Ta — Reggae ‘Pon Da Ocean’ — Kick-Off Party at Santa Barbara YC’s wonderful beach facility late yesterday.
In the aftermath of last weekend’s tragic late-night boating accident in Catalina’s Descanso Bay that took the lives of two young boaters, another on-the-water fatality occurred yesterday, 26 miles away at Two Harbors.  According to an L.A.
In the wake of America’s Cup 34 — where deep-pocketed syndicates dumped unprecedented resources into the development and advancement of foiling technology — more and more boats have begun flying.
Before you take off sailing this weekend, remember that September 15 is the deadline to enter this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha cruising rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
Despite the fact that 15-year-old Cody (left) and Alex, 18, live in the high desert, sailing is one of their primary passions.  Tim Brill
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC During its 21-year history, a number of famous and semi-famous boats have participated in the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally.
In its 20-year history, the Clipper Race, a round-the-world race in multiple legs for paying crew, has had an excellent safety record.
How was food preserved, prepared, and consumed aboard sailing ships of the 19th and early 20th centuries?
In the aftermath of a devastating tropical storm last week that left many residents of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica homeless and its airport unusable, Caribbean sailors as well as visiting international cruisers are being asked to help bring in desperately needed supplies.
As we head into the Labor Day Weekend, we’ll leave you with a highly entertaining video depicting the bustling Dutch port of Amsterdam last month during its five-day Sail Amsterdam event.