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Archive for May 2017

Moore 24 Dismasted in Coastal Cup

Snafu after the start of the Spinnaker Cup on Saturday. Steve McCarthy sailed with owner Karl Robrock in that section of the California Offshore Race Week. © Erik Simonson We’ve written about Karl Robrock and Gilles Combrisson numerous times over the past several years. More »

Webb Chiles Makes It to the US

In other, (and decidedly happier) Moore 24 news . . . When we last reported on Webb Chiles — the 75-year-old solo circumnavigator going for his sixth lap around the planet, this time in a Moore 24 — he’d left Durban, South Africa, made a pit stop on St. More »

June Racing Preview

When you pick up your June issue of Latitude 38, out tomorrow, be sure to check our Calendar for an overabundance of intriguing events, including the following regattas: The lake circuit will really ramp up in June, starting with Gold Country Yacht Club’s Go for the Gold on Scotts Flat Lake outside Nevada City this weekend. More »

Long Weekend On and Beyond the Bay

With an extra day to frolic this weekend, we hope you’ll get your boat out or hop aboard someone else’s at some point over the next three days — you could even start your weekend early with a Friday night beer can race or sunset cruise. More »

Artemis and the Gate

With the Louis Vuitton Cup scheduled to kick off today — but postponed due to high winds — we thought we’d feature a Flashback Friday to 2013, as brought to us by Christine Smith. More »

Bad News from the Conch Republic

A TP52 start at the 2017 Key West Race Week, which has offered tropical sailing underon turquoise water since 1988 for boats large… © 2017 …and small. © Whether Key West Race Week was a bucket-list item for you or regular relief from the winter blahs, the latest announcement from the New York-based Organizing Authority will take the wind right out of your sails. More »

It’s a Nasty 1,200 Miles

This isn’t what Alexis and the interior of Quixotic looked like on the way from New Zealand to Fiji. But they do now, and the couple are ready to welcome charter guests in Fiji’s nearly ideal sailing conditions.  More »

Boat-In Dining

Where do you go to find an ice-cold, locally brewed IPA, a hot, delicious meal or a fine bottle of wine within a short walk from a dock or anchorage? This summer sailing season seems like a good time to find out. More »

The Return(s) of the Titanic

Spend $150 million to build a replica of a ship launched in 1912, a replica that won’t go anywhere? © 2017 Daily Mail Given the entertainment industry’s love of sequels and extreme bad taste, it comes as no surprise to us that a new Titanic is being built. More »

America’s Cup Racing Begins Friday

The overnight press release from the America’s Cup was all about luggage. After all, the Louis Vuitton Cup is about to start. There’s a brand-new trophy, and, lest we forgot what business the title sponsor is in, a new traveling trunk. More »