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Archive for February 2016

Land Rover BAR Takes Oman

Despite the soft breeze, the AC45F cats were able to get up on foils yesterday. © Ricardo Pinto / ACEA The first real competition in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series was sailed in light air over the weekend off Muscat, Oman. More »

March Latitude Out Tomorrow

As the March cover of Latitude 38 might suggest, among the many sailing stories within will be one about the Three Bridge Fiasco. latitude/Annie
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Someone — not us — inserted an extra day into the month of February this year, but no worries, March 1 is tomorrow and that’s when the March issue of Latitude 38 will begin appearing in all the usual places. More »

Hawaii Opening Weekend

James McDowell’s Corel 45 Heartbeat smashing downwind toward Koko Head at 15 knots. © 2016 Ronnie Simpson While the Bay Area continues to creep toward spring and longer days on the water, the sailing season has already kicked into high gear in the winterless Hawaiian Islands. More »
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Big Swell Captures Cat

Thursday’s big swell also affected the Big Island of Hawaii, as this catamaran entering Kona’s Honokohau Harbor demonstrates. More »

America’s Cup Racing Resumes

The Cup arrives in Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque for a photo shoot. Left to right: Glenn Ashby, skipper of ETNZ; Adam Minoprio, who is taking the place of the injured Franck Cammas in Oman only for Groupama Team France; Dean Barker, SoftBank Team Japan skipper and CEO; Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA skipper; Sir Ben Ainslie, Land Rover BAR skipper; Iain Percy, Artemis Racing team manager. More »

The Fate of Alameda Marina

Alameda Marina, seen here from the Estuary, is a busy place during weeknight races. latitude/Chris
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC We strongly encourage Oakland-Alameda Estuary sailors and other concerned citizens to attend a crucial March 1 meeting (7 p.m. More »

A Week Is Three Weeks too Little

This photo shows one of several anchorages at Antigua’s Green Island. That’s ‘ti Profligate on the lower left, just in front of the reef. The 60-ft Gold Coast charter cat which has circumnavigated Antigua every day of the year for the last 18 or so years zoomed between ‘ti and the reef at high speed. More »

Cruisers Aid in Fiji Relief Effort

The picture tells the story: Many Fijian families lost everything to Winston’s fury, including crops and food supplies. But visitors to the islands have been impressed by the upbeat attitude of the survivors, despite the obvious devastation. More »