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Archive for May 2016

June Latitude Out Early

As our cover photo illustrates, sailing is big fun, even when you’re riding the rail. So we hope you’ll make time to get out on the water this weekend. And be sure to slip into your marina’s office and grab the latest issue of good ‘ol Latitude 38. More »

Banderas Bay Laser Racing Is Heaven

Fun racing in the Standard Masters Worlds on Day 4 (yesterday). © John Pounder "Laser sailing/racing in Banderas Bay is heaven: warm water, warmer air temps, 6- to 10-knot breeze in the early afternoon building to 12-15 by mid-afternoon meaning lighter weight sailors have a shot in the first race and heavier sailors can come on in the second race." More »

New York to Vendée Solo Race

While the West Coast sailing scene celebrates Memorial Day with the running of a revamped Spinnaker Cup race from San Francisco to Monterey and an all-new multi-stage California Offshore Race Week, East Coast sailors are focused on the New York-Vendée solo transatlantic race beginning on Sunday and the Atlantic Cup doublehanded coastal race beginning on Saturday. More »

USA Olympic Team Roster

The West Coast is well represented on US Sailing Team Sperry. Californian Paris Henken and Washingtonian Helena Scutt, a Stanford grad, sail the 49erFX, the women’s version of the 49er skiff. More »

Big Sailing Weekend Coming Up

For reasons we’ll never understand, many people choose to take long road trips over the Memorial Day Weekend, and invariably end up spending long hours in ugly, mind-numbing traffic. That’s not our idea of fun. More »

Looks Can Be Deceptive

Lemme guess: Rip Van Winkle? Leon Russell? No, that’s actually solo circumnavigator Jeff Hartjoy looking rather wooly after spending 204 days alone at sea.   © Debbie Hartjoy They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. More »

Ha-Ha Entries Quickly Approach 100

Baseball is popular with cruisers and locals alike in Turtle Bay, the small fishing village on the coast of Baja that warmly welcomes the Baja Ha-Ha fleet every year. © Finn Beven The Grand Poobah of the Baja Ha-Ha is more than a little chuffed that this year’s event has received more than 90 paid entries since sign-ups started just three weeks ago. More »

The Clipper Race’s West Coast Leg

The restart of the Clipper Race at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. © Clipper Race Following a stopover in Seattle, the West Coast leg of the Clipper Round the World Race started on April 30 at the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 15 knots of breeze from the west. More »