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Archive for December 2016

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 »

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 »

The Wanderer’s Health Care Review

Dr. Olga is not only restoring the Wanderer to health, she’s restoring his faith in humanity, which is even more important.  latitude/Richard
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLC There is a Mexican woman who has partially restored the Wanderer’s faith in humanity. More »

Dramatic Damage for Solo Racers

Le Souffle du Nord on December 19. The IMOCA 60 monohull hit a UFO, and her hull is breaking apart. © 2016 Thomas Ruyant Day 43 for the Vendée Globe nonstop solo race around the world sees some trials and triumph in the Southern Ocean. More »

Big Hearts with the Holiday Spirit

Sailor on a mission: Captain Kirk Miller was all smiles when he showed up at the Encinal Yacht Club docks with a boatload of Christmas toys. In addition to Legos, dolls, toy trucks, games and craft projects, some lucky kid will receive ‘Safety Bear’, who made the Bay crossing wearing his lifejacket. More »

Joyon & Crew Restart Record Attempt

The crew of IDEC Sport waved farewell this morning as they relaunched their attempt to be the fastest to sail around the world. © Mer et Media / Wanaii Films At 08:19:00 UTC in the first glimmer of dawn light this morning, IDEC Sport crossed the start line off Ushant (Ouessant) Island in the English Channel. More »

Another Shout-Out for Boating App Tips

One frustrating aspect of living in this ‘app-happy’ era of endless innovation is that is it seems almost impossible to keep up with the latest, greatest developments. That’s certainly true when it comes to smartphone, tablet and computer software related to boating — which is precisely why we did a call-out to ‘Lec Lat readers last week asking for tips on their favorite boating apps. More »

Caribbean Cold Case Cracked

A 75-year-old former sailor from Northern California has been arrested in the case of two 25-year-olds who were killed and dumped off a boat in 1978. A resident of Paradise, CA, Silas Duane Boston was indicted last week in US District Court in Sacramento. More »