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Archive for February 2017

Colman Dismasted in Vendée Globe

The young solo skipper Conrad Colman, after dismasting in the North Atlantic Ocean on February 10. © Conrad Colman The final miles of the Vendée Globe nonstop race dealt a brutal blow to Kiwi-American solo skipper Conrad Colman when his IMOCA 60 monohull Foresight Natural Energy dismasted Friday night. After More »

How Do You Fight Mold and Mildew?

Over the weekend, docks in the Bay Area were bustling with activity, as we were blessed by two splendid, sunny days, after enduring weeks of almost nonstop rainstorms. Not surprisingly, one of the dominant topics of conversation heard between slip neighbors was, "How are you coping with mold and mildew?" More »

Phaedo3’s Race to a Race

When you have a trimaran such as Phaedo3 that can hit 40 knots, you can quickly cover a lot of ground between race venues. But from Antigua to Newport Beach in less than three weeks?  More »

Pac Cup Registration Open

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has posted the official Notice of Race and registration is open for the 2018 Pacific Cup. Next year marks the 20th running of the race from San Francisco to Kaneohe, Hawaii. More »

Good Wood for Sailors and Police

Wood from the Guayacan tree is perfect for both sailors and cops. Jack van Ommen
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC It looks as though Latitude’s great friend Jack van Ommen of the Gig Harbor, Washington-based Naja 30 Fleetwood will not make it “around the world in 80 years” as he had hoped. More »
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Calendar Erratum

Our February Calendar listed an incorrect date for Corinthian YC’s Speaker Series event featuring Dirk Rosen of MARE. We said Rosen’s presentation would be on February 12 when it was actually on February 2. More »

Have You Checked for Chafe?

When a boat washes up on Bay Area shorelines it is the owner’s legal responsibility to remove it. If that’s not possible, taxpayers have to shoulder the burden.  © 2017 If you’ve been praying for more rain, please stop. More »
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Alameda Marina Crane Back in Action

Good news for the weekend: not only is the weather predicted to clear, but the hoist at Alameda Marina is back in action. We received this note from harbormaster Paul Houtz: "The 3-ton hoist in the East Lot is now up and running. More »
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Calling all Youth Match Racers

Balboa YC in Corona del Mar will host the 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship on July 30-August 5. Teams will be racing in the new Governor’s Cup 22s. To compete, sailors must be under the age of 23 in 2017. More »