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Archive for November 2015

SoCal Cruisers Fast & Furious in ARC+

Annie Gardner and Eric Witte’s Catana 47 El Gato at the start of the ARC+. © 2015 Claire Pengelly / WCC "We effing killed it!" exclaimed Annie Gardner in her first post after Erik Witte and her Southern California-based Catana 472 cruising catamaran El Gato crossed the ARC+ (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) finish line over the weekend, fourth in a fleet of 59 boats. More »

Sailing Resolutions for 2016

As we slip from November and the conspicuous consumption of turkey and fixin’s into December and the conspicuous consumption of consumer goods, it’s perhaps a good time to look ahead to the following month, when consumption turns to reflection. More »

Tenacatita Fully Open to Public

Any citizen old enough to vote knows that politicians rarely fulfill their campaign promises. But we’re happy to report on one who did: On November 21, Aristotle Sandoval, governor of the Mexican State of Jalisco, sent in state police to reestablish public use of the two-mile-long northwestern portion of Tenacatita beach, which had long been a favorite camping and recreation site for both Mexican citizens and travelers, prior to this area’s seizure by the development group Rodenas Corporation and its private paramilitary contractors.  More »

Yet Another Tropical Storm?

Passage Weather projects an as-yet-unnamed tropical storm to be near Cabo by Friday night. But the projections change almost hourly. Windyty shows a slightly different path. Both forecasting services show the storm suddenly disappearing a very short time later. More »

Jules Verne ‘Race’ Is On

On Sunday at 4:01:58 GMT, the trimaran Spindrift 2 crossed the start line that runs from Créac’h lighthouse (Ushant Island, France) to Lizard Point (Cornwall) for the start of her crewed nonstop circumnavigation. More »

Double Trouble Preps for KWRW and Cuba

The crew works on perfecting roll jibes during last Saturday’s light conditions.  © 2015 Martha Blanchfield San Francisco’s J/125 Double Trouble crew wrapped up a final practice last weekend before they travel east to Quantum Key West Race Week and the Conch Republic Regatta to Cuba. More »

November Classics

Steve Carroll’s Tule Fog was one of 16 Express 27s racing in the BYC Midwinters on Saturday, a civilized day for sailing on the Berkeley Circle. © Erik Simonson Each fall, Latitude 38 trots out that old saw about how the wind is usually lighter and the winter season is a good time for newbies to try racing. More »

Gunboat Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Following a series of dire setbacks, the Gunboat company is down, but certainly not out. Seen here is Lloyd Thornberg’s Gunboat 66 Phaedo. Phaedo
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC In recent years, ultra-fast, ultra-sleek Gunboat catamarans have been among the hottest properties in the sailing world. More »