Archive for June 2016
Winds were light and skies were cloudy for the crossing from Papeete to Moorea, but arrival at Cook’s Bay was dramatic nonetheless.
Developer Bay West hasn’t submitted final plans to the City of Alameda for its vision for Alameda Marina, but has been discussing updated designs with community groups through community advisory meetings.
John Jourdane will address Bay Area racers at the Yacht Racing Association’s first YRA Social of the year, to be hosted by Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda this Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
A greeting from the Sea Scouts on their open whaleboat, Viking. latitude/Andy
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC Lovers of classic yachts will want to set aside some time on Sunday to visit Corinthian Yacht Club, on Tiburon’s Main Street, for the Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show. From 10 a.m.
This morning’s breaking news from the Clipper Round the World Race concerns the successful medevac of a crew member from IchorCoal. The Canadian Defence Department carried out a challenging helicopter rescue.
Quite likely the craziest race in the sport of sailing — with hands down the most hilarious press releases — has officially started.
Sailboats will probably never be allowed to transit the Panama Canal’s so-called Third Set of Locks, which open for business Sunday, but we’re sure many sailors will find this massive maritime engineering feat to be a fascinating accomplishment.
San Francisco Cityfront landmark Balclutha depicted during a raucous voyage offshore.  SFMNMP
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re like us, your use of good old-fashioned postage stamps has probably diminished radically in recent years.
Comanche stormed across the St David’s Lighthouse finish line of the Newport Bermuda Race early on Sunday morning, smashing the race record.
Sailors, how is your backstroke? Only one of 11 skippers didn’t spend some time swimming on June 18 during the 2016 Sir Francis Chichester Race, the Laser fleet’s periodic circumnavigation of the island nation of Alameda.
When it came time to attach the whiskey plank, everybody wanted to get into the act.
The big races to Hawaii — the Singlehanded TransPac, Vic-Maui Race, and Pacific Cup — don’t start until July, but this very Thursday a different kind of Pacific passage race will depart Port Townsend, WA.
Debbie pours the wine in "fairy-tale-like" Montenegro. Escapade
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC Two of the great things about cruising in Europe are the food and the wine.
It’s hard to think of a boat more deserving of a rainbow’s end than Patsy ‘La Reina del Mar’ Verhoven’s Gulfstar 50 Talion.
Delivery crew Lyn Silva and two others aboard the Andrews 45 Locomotion had to be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter Monday night, while only 150 miles from completing their delivery form Hawaii to San Diego.
Two months after Canadian cruiser John Ridsdel of the cat Aziza was beheaded in the Philippines by Abu Sayyaf jihadis, the same rebel group has now — apparently — executed his countryman, Robert Hall of Renova.
Conditions were relatively mild when Rogues’ Scholarship’s call for help reached the Coast Guard, but a storm three days earlier had completely disabled her.  © 2016 US Coast Guard District 13 Having survived three days adrift roughly 45 miles off the Oregon coast this week, three Pacific Northwest sailors are reportedly very happy to be back on dry land, thanks to assistance from multiple Coast Guard assets.
The SoCal Ta-Ta will be your only chance of the year to start a sailing event by dancing down the Santa Barbara seawall to the sound of reggae music.  latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re interested in doing the fourth running of the SoCal Ta-Ta, the Southern California version of the Baja Ha-Ha, don’t delay in signing up as space is limited and 60% of the spots have already been taken.
The Ma’s Rover crew tried out their new oars during the postponement of the South Bay InterClub Race on May 14.
The famous double-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea was chosen by the United Nations to be the centerpiece of World Oceans Day events there.
SAIL Amsterdam is only held every five years, so lovers of sailing ships always make sure to not to miss that event.
Although the fleet enjoyed some bikini weather, the triple-digit temps forecast didn’t materialize for Saturday’s Delta Ditch Run from Richmond to Stockton.
Jérémie Beyou’s Maître Coq leads competitors past Lady Liberty last week on a nonstop sprint to France, that serves as the final warmup for November’s Vendée Globe solo around-the-world race.
Having risen 20 feet, the waters of the Seine have completely flooded one of the main thoroughfares on the Right Bank.
It goes without saying that risks to life and limb — as well as to boats — are inherent in yacht racing.