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Archive for October 2016

Happy Halloween!

The 1949 32-ft Winslow sloop Black Witch, lookin’ good sailing off Sausalito. © John Skoriak About this photo of Black Witch, Latitude contributor John ‘Woody’ Skoriak writes: "I took this photo from the deck of Seaward years ago. More »

Midwinter Racing Preview

November is looming and thus so is the midwinter racing season. Blessed as we are on the West Coast, we just keep on sailing all year round, while boats in other parts of the country are already hauled out and shrink-wrapped for the winter. More »

Huge Baja Ha-Ha Fleet Heads South

The crew of the New Mexico-based Catana 471 Footloose was in high spirits as they paraded out to the starting line.  latitude/Andy
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC At 10 a.m. today, the 23rd annual Baja Ha-Ha rally’s fleet of 136 boats paraded out of San Diego Harbor escorted by two local fireboats, while print, TV and radio reporters captured the scene from the deck of the sportfishing vessel Dolphin. More »

Socrates Aborts Circumnavigation

After 10 days at sea, 74-year-old singlehander Jeanne Socrates was forced to suspend her latest nonstop circumnavigation attempt and return to her Victoria, BC, homeport yesterday after taking a beating from extreme weather.  More »
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Mexicans Rock TIP Cancelation Process

Mexico offers one of the greatest values in the world for cruisers with their Temporary Import Permit (TIP). For a one-time fee of about $50, you get a TIP that will allow you to cruise Mexico, with multiple entries and exits, for 10 years. More »

Great Pumpkin Preview

The frost may not be on the pumpkin quite yet, but the rain certainly is. What effect will these storms have on the Great Pumpkin, Richmond Yacht Club’s popular keelboat regatta coming up this weekend? More »

Guo Chuan Racing not Giving Up

As reported in ‘Lectronic Latitude on Wednesday, Chinese singlehander Guo Chuan went missing from his 97-ft trimaran Qingdao China west of Hawaii while attempting to set a San Francisco to Shanghai record. More »

International Masters Regatta

The International Masters Regatta is sailed in J/105s in a round-robin format on windward/leeward courses in view of spectators along the San Diego waterfront.  © 2016 Cynthia Sinclair San Diego Yacht Club hosted the International Masters Regatta on October 21-23. More »

We Love the Pre-Ha-Ha Days

If you don’t know Jack — Jack van Ommen — you’re going to want to meet him at the Ha-Ha Kick-Off Party on Sunday. He’s the epitome of how much cruising you can do with so little. More »