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Archive for July 2016

August Latitude Out Today

On the August cover, the super-maxi Rio100 blasts toward the Pac Cup finish at Kaneohe, Oahu, shaving nearly three days off the previous benchmark. This and several other awesome aerials that appear in our recap were shot by Hawaiian photographer Lauren Easley. More »

Comanche Crushes Atlantic Record

Seen here smokin’ across the Atlantic in a near-perfect weather window, Comanche has earned another prestigious spot in the record books.   © 2016 Yann Riou Just a week after Rio100 broke Mari Cha IV‘s Hawaii race record in the Pacific Cup race, another record formerly held by the famous 139-foot yacht has also fallen — this time in the Atlantic Ocean. More »

Still Slots Open for the SoCal Ta-Ta

What better way to start a Southern California group cruise than with dinner on the beach at the Santa Barbara YC?  latitude/Richard
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC Due to a software glitch, the SoCal Ta-Ta website has been telling applicants that all 50 slots have been taken. More »
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A Dolphin Frolics with a Tuna

San Francisco Bay Area sailors have been thrilled by more than our fair share of humpback whale sightings this year, but Julia Smith, Marianne Armand and Debbie Fehr had a close cetacean encounter of another kind on July 23. More »

Sending Out an SOS for Commodore’s Boat

Commodore Tompkins’ Wylie 38 Flashgirl in better times, anchored in the Moorea lagoon. latitude/Archives
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC The sad news out of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, is that irascible Mill Valley sailing legend Warwick ‘Commodore’ Tompkins’ Wylie 38+ Flashgirl was struck by lighting and partially sunk. More »

20th Solo TransPac a Wrap

The 23 finishers of the Singlehanded Sailing Society’s Singlehanded TransPac gathered at Nawiliwili Yacht Club for their awards party on Saturday, July 23. © Kristen Soetebier The 20th edition of the Singlehanded TransPac came to a close Saturday night with awards at Nawiliwili Yacht Club on Kauai Island, Hawaii. More »

Britannia Rules the Waves

Rule, Britannia! Team Land Rover BAR celebrates their win in the latest Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event. © 2016 Ricardo Pinto / ACEA The sun may have set on the glorious heyday of the British Empire, but the Brits still rule their own waters. It More »