Archive for August 2016
 With all sails flying, Agnes really moves. The mid-1800s cutters that Agnes is modeled after were purpose-built to deliver pilots to and from commercial ships, and were among the fastest sailing craft of their era.
According to Mexico News Daily and other sources, the process of entering Mexico just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the establishment of a new website that allows would-be visitors to apply for and print out actual 180-day FMM (multiple entry visa) visas online.
"Gannet looks as though she just came in from a daysail," says Webb Chiles of his trusty steed, a flush-deck Moore 24, pictured here docked in Durban Harbor.
The SoCal Ta-Ta sails in the spirit of Bob and ‘one love’.  latitude/Richard
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s not often you get to cruise in the spirit of Bob Marley, but you can do that in just over two weeks as part of the SoCal Ta-Ta from Santa Barbara to Catalina with stops at Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands Harbor and Paradise Cove.
Plug it in or throw it out? We’re looking for knowledge-based advice.  L
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC When Doña de Mallorca got to Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz a few weeks ago to bring Profligate north, she observed that the two 50-ft, 30-amp shorepower cords that were connected together were on the dock and out of the water.
Boat fires are on our minds this week, not only because we reported on a horrible fire in San Diego’s La Playa Anchorage Monday, but because we just got the whole story on the loss of Sand Piper, an Island Packet 44 owned by Ed Staples and Annette Alexander.
St. Francis YC’s annual three-day Aldo Alessio Regatta was established in 1992 through an endowment by Aldo Alessio, who was the club’s commodore in 1970.
An unidentified man suffered second-degree burns over 60% of his body Saturday night after surviving a propane explosion and fire on his Columbia 26 at La Playa Cove near the San Diego YC.
Gary Jobson, who served as commentator for NBC at the Olympics, is coming to St.
Wild times on the Olympic Circle in SFYC’s Summer Keelboat Invitational. © Erik Simonson Sailing photographer Erik Simonson was on the spot to capture images of this round-down (followed by an accidental jibe turning the mishap into a round-up) complete with man overboard (who fortunately hung onto the boat).
Some offshore sailors dread getting up at all hours of the night to stand watch.
It’s that season — you know, the one between midsummer and fall, ‘backtoschool’ — and the Delta Doo Dah’s summer vacation of sailing and playing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is coasting toward the finish.
Ivanka Trump, cruising the waters of Croatia.  Daily Mail
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC ‘Yachting with the Enemy’ is the headline that the Daily Mail gave to their recent article about global movers and shakers enjoying some R&R on yachts in Croatia.
Sausalito Yacht Harbor and Pelican Yacht Harbor, as seen from the air.  L
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC ‘Location, location, location’ is the mantra of the real estate business.
Back in 2009, a routine hydrographic survey by NOAA revealed a wreck on the ocean floor only a few miles from Southeast Farallon Island.
You’d have to look long and hard to find a more dramatic backdrop for sailing than San Francisco’s Central Bay — not to mention its consistently strong winds.
If you’re planning to sail to the sunny latitudes of Mexico this fall, you’ll be relieved to know that Tropical Storm Javier did relatively little damage to Cabo San Lucas when it passed through yesterday.
Women teach women how to sail at Island Yacht Club’s annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar, the slogan of which is ‘Capture the Power’.
With Angel Island in the background, the Schock 40 Secret Squirrel (dark hull) and Farr 40 Bright Hour approach the Elephant Rock turning mark in Friday evening’s Corinthian YC beer can race.
Potato Slough is an anchorage popular with cruisers of the California Delta, and puttering around in a sailing dinghy is a popular way to pass a hot, sunny afternoon.
As if professional maritime jobs weren’t already in short supply, this summer attendees at an international shipping conference in Amsterdam were introduced to the very real possibility that a new breed of unmanned ‘drone’ cargo ships will be operational before the end of the decade.
Because this year’s Ha-Ha starts on Halloween, the official burgees are Halloween Orange." latitude/andy
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Grand Poobah is calling this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha, the 23rd, the ‘Trick or Treat Ha-Ha’ because the fleet will be leaving San Diego on Halloween.
470 racing on the Copacabana course during the 2014 Test Event. © ISAF If you’re looking forward to watching Olympic sailing on TV, we now have a little more info for you.
No matter how you feel about having a few beers while boating, we think you’ll agree that the video below takes a very creative approach to that topic.
A rainbow ends on one of Anegada’s pristine, white-sand beaches — an appropriate metaphor for one man’s estimation of the island’s financial potential.
Led by victor LMAX Exchange, skippered by Frenchman Olivier Cardin, the Clipper Race fleet parades under the Tower Bridge to arrive home in London after completing its circuitous loop of the planet.