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Archive for July 2017

August Racing Preview

Among the exciting regattas coming up in the month August, we’re particularly paying attention to the following. The 29er World Championship is being hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach today through August 5. More »

A Research Vessel in a Bottle, Part II

On Friday, we told you about a small, unique remote control sailboat that we found on Rodeo Beach last week. The boat — named Edgar — was a customized RC Laser, which was about three feet in length, and equipped with solar panels, a small sail and an engine. More »

“Inaccurate” Charts or Not?

This is the track of the Deerfoot 62 Moonshadow when she was headed toward a reef off Huahine. Fortunately, it was daylight and one of the crew noticed the problem. Moonshadow
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Following our Friday ‘Lectronic report on the loss of the Ventura-based Leopard 46 catamaran Tanda Malaika on a reef off Huahine in French Polynesia, allegedly because of inaccuracies in a Navionics electronic chart, we asked South Pacific veterans for their opinions of the accuracy of Navionics charts. More »

Accident Questions Accuracy of Navionics Charts

Tanda Malaika being battered on the reef as seen from the French Navy helicopter. Tanda Malaika
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Ventura-based Leopard 46 catamaran Tanda Malaika went onto a reef while nearing Huahine in the Society Islands in the darkness of July 18. More »

A Research Vessel in a Bottle, Part I

Some stories you just can’t make up. This week, we serendipitously found a message-in-a-bottle of sorts. Or rather, a message-in-a-boat.  Latitude’s Mitch Perkins was taking an evening stroll on Rodeo Beach at Fort Cronkhite on Wednesday night when he spotted something in the water. More »

Why Sign Up for the SoCal Ta-Ta?

There are lots of reasons for signing up for the September 10-16 SoCal Ta-Ta Rally from Santa Barbara to Catalina, starting with the fact that it’s the only ‘Reggae ‘Pon Da Ocean’ sailing event in the world. More »

Ad: Bristol Channel Cutter 28 For Sale

Email Tom to see this beautiful cruiser. © 2017 JK3 More »