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Archive for October 2017

November Racing Preview

November has California in its sights like a low-pressure system barreling down from the Aleutian Islands. A sample of major midwinter series (in alphabetical order) that start in November in the San Francisco Bay Area includes: BERKELEY YC — Midwinters: 11/11-12 (Chowder Races all other Sundays) ENCINAL YC — Jack Frost Series: 11/4 GOLDEN GATE YC — Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series: 11/4 ISLAND YC — Island Days on the Estuary: 11/12 REGATTAPRO/SYC — Winter One Design: 11/11 SAUSALITO YC — Sunday Chili Midwinters: 11/5 SEQUOIA YC — Winter Series: 11/4, Redwood Cup pursuit race series: 11/18 SOUTH BEACH YC — Island Fever Midwinters: 11/18 For the ongoing schedules for these and more, see our Calendar in the November issue of Latitude 38, coming out on November 1. More »

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

Last year the opening day had rain and 65+ knots of wind. Later dates mean beautiful weather next year. Right? latitude/Chris
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC Sail America has announced the dates for the 20th annual Bay Area sailing industry-sponsored boat show. More »

Can You Solve the Great Pumpkin Quiz?

In a longstanding tradition, the Sunday pursuit race at Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta is peppered with distractions. Not only must skippers choose which direction to round Alcatraz and Angel Island, but they are also tasked with hunting pumpkins dropped from RIBs and solving a trivia quiz laden with historical teaching moments and recent news factoids — all sailing-related of course.  More »

San Diego Baja Ha-Ha Parade Monday

Not everyone is going to work on Monday morning the 30th. And maybe you should take a break on Monday too. Even if you’re not sailing to Mexico, a perfect way to start your week would be to take out your boat on Monday and salute the sailors in the 24th annual Baja Ha-Ha as they cross the starting line off Shelter Island to begin the 10-day cruising rally to Cabo San Lucas. More »

Linda Elias Memorial Regatta

Co-skippers Wendy Corzine and Lisa Meier of Long Beach Yacht Club won the 26th annual Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One-Design Challenge on October 14-15, breaking a 14-year dry spell — the hosting LBYC team last won this regatta in 2003. More »

Sailboat Stranded at Sea for Months

Here’s what we know about two people — and two dogs — who were lost at sea for over five months:  Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba set sail from Honolulu in early May, headed for Tahiti in what appears to be a Morgan 45 that we believe is the Sea Nymph, a vessel we reported on in June, something that one of our readers brought to our attention. More »

Escape From Al-Cat-Traz

On the left-hand boat and peering out of a porthole is a cat that cannnot be contained.   © 2017 Quincey Cummings My wife Quincey Cummings and I recently moved onto a friend’s beautifully finished West Sail 32, Costanza, while our Fuji 32 Windrose was in the yard. More »