Archive for April 2018
Hey! Wait up! Where’s everybody going? Why, to Vallejo, of course. latitude/Tim
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC When registration closed on Thursday, the YRA was showing 164 boats signed up for this weekend’s Great Vallejo Race.
The issue of development in Clipper Cove is coming to a head, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has scheduled a hearing on the resolution to protect the Cove for this Monday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m.
On the night of April 29, 2006, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Perdock plowed into an O’Day 27 on Clear Lake, killing passenger Lynn Thornton.
As winter draws to a close on another solid California ski season, we want to take a moment to ask what might be the no-brainer-est question of all time: Do all sailors like to ski?
Back in 1951, Myron Spaulding bought property in Sausalito and started a boatyard that has since become the Spaulding Marine Center.
Timeliness, shimeliness. Just over a week ago, Goose Gossman sent us a wrap- up of a Potter Yachter regatta in the North Bay.
There was a lot going on this weekend, so we feel lucky to have braved the traffic on Saturday to drop in on Treasure Island Sailing Center’s Opening Day.
Last Friday night on the Estuary was short on air movement. More fine weather is expected today, and the afternoon breeze is expected to die in the evening.
For that’s the first moment entries will be accepted for the 2018 Baja Ha-Ha cruiser’s rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
It’s a busy weekend for sailors in the Bay Area. You’ll find most of our staff at our booth at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, where we’ll be schmoozing and showing off our new swag, the Latitude 38 hoodie.
There have been a few developments in the case of ‘that one boat’ at Aquatic Park, a roughly 30-ft trimaran that has been the center of controversy for the last few weeks — or rather, there’s been a case of déjà vu. But first, we want to report that we reached out to a veterans group recently to see if someone could make contact with Bryan Pennington, the man at the center of the controversy who identified himself a few weeks ago as a disabled veteran.
A shocking bit of news came out of western Europe over the weekend as current Vendée Globe champion and Banque Populaire skipper Armel le Cléac’h and a shorthanded crew capsized the brand-new Banque Populaire IX maxi-trimaran  west of Morocco and the Strait of Gilbraltar while on a delivery from the team’s base in Lorient, France, to Nice for the boat’s first major regatta.
In this month’s issue of Latitude 38, we touched on one of Marin County’s many hidden-in-plain-sight sailing gems.
Dean Barker dominated the 2018 Ficker Cup to win the Grade Two World Sailing regatta and advance to the Congressional Cup, which will start this Wednesday.
We’d never seen it before, but in April’s Sightings, we featured a story about love on the water.
Whether because of the high cost of housing, dreams of sailing away, or a close-to-nature, live-lightly ethos, numerous Bay Area residents find themselves fortunate enough to live aboard sailboats in the Bay Area.
The lights are slowly going out on the Docktown liveaboard community in Redwood City.
Liz Clark last night at St. Francis last night. latitude/Tim
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC "Get vulnerable." That was the parting advice from surfer, singlehanded sailor and now author Liz Clark last night at St.
At the end of March, boats in the so-called ‘Waiting Room’  — the anchorage just outside Marina Puerto Escondido — were given 48 hours to move out.
Delta Doo Dah X (has it been 10 years already? No way!) had a ‘soft’ opening last week, and we invite you to sign up and sail to the California Delta this season.
Yesterday was legendary French circumnavigator Bernard Moitessier’s birthday. Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1925, Moitessier would have been 93 years old (he died in 1994 at the age of 69).
Surfer and solo sailor Liz Clark, who’s currently on tour promoting her new book Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening, will be at the St.
The Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay will present a seminar this Wednesday, April 11, on Preparing Your Boat and Crew for Racing.
It’s always exciting — and inspiring — when someone slips under the Gate, points their bows south, and sails for the South Pacific.
A boat that’s been at the center of controversy for months in Aquatic Park apparently lost its anchor early Thursday morning, ending up against Hyde Street Pier between two historic ships.
It’s not 4/20 yet, but it is 4/06.  The United States Coast Guard will not be celebrating the former, but they are celebrating the latter.
That is the question. For five of the last six years, Richard Spindler, founder of Latitude 38 and the Baja Ha-Ha, has hosted the SoCal Ta-Ta, ‘Reggae ‘Pon Da Ocean’, a Southern California mini version of the Ha-Ha.
What if you went to camp on the water and not on the land?
A few weeks ago, reader Bob Adams asked the question, "Have you seen one of these before?"  "Just what the heck is this thing(?)," asked Bob Adams.
"Everybody talks about the weather," says the Pacific Cup Yacht Club. "You can do something about it." The fifth and final Pacific Offshore Academy leading up to the 20th Pacific Cup race to Hawaii will tackle the tricky topics of weather and navigation.  Record-breaking navigator Stan Honey in action at a POA in 2016, talking about the highs and lows of getting to Hawaii.