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Archive for December 2016

The Power of Persistence

Perpetual LOYAL charges south toward Hobart in record-breaking time. © Rolex / Daniel Forster Like Thomas Coville breaking Francis Joyon’s solo ’round-the-world record after several failed attempts, today’s ‘Lectronic is about persistence and faith’s paying dividends. More »

What’s Your Water Exit Plan?

The icy docks seen all over the Bay Area recently remind us of an important lesson learned: A few years ago I was walking down a dock toward my boat on a cold winter’s night when I heard a muffled sound that I first assumed was a seal — which was puzzling, as we never see seals in our marina. More »

Five Californians Shortlisted

John Kostecki (second from left) called tactics on Joel Ronning’s J/70 Catapult at the Worlds on San Francisco Bay in September; Catapult won the championship. © Among the eight men and six women shortlisted for US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year are five Californians. More »

The Return of the Dynarig

Solar, as seen coming out of the shed in the Netherlands a few months ago. Her ‘wave-slicing’ bow looks ideal for snagging smaller boats that don’t get out of her path in time.  More »

Happy Holidays from Latitude’s Crew

Tom and Naty Marlow’s Ketch 22, towing her dinghy, was among the boats lighting up the Estuary on December 3. © 2016 Fred Fago In observance of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re sharing some photos of sailors brightening up the darkness. More »

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What’s for Christmas dinner? How about freshly steamed crab? © 2016 No, not Christmas. We’re talking about crab season! With the Dungeness season in full swing, recreational crabbers might be surprised to learn that the tried-and-true method of dumping live crabs in a pot of boiling water is not the preferred method of dispatching those delectable crustaceans. More »