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Archive for May 2018

T-shirt Winner

Avid Bay Area racer, Helmut ‘Willi’ Zarth is this month’s winner of Latitude 38 logowear. The proud owner of an Olson 30, Think Fast, was in Svendsen’s Marine in Alameda where he picks up the new issue of the magazine religiously at the beginning of each month. More »

Another Wild Weekend

In the 8 a.m. hour it was already breeze-on for the competitors in the Singlehanded Farallones Race on Saturday. Here, Chris Lewis’s Catalina 42 Carmelita splashes through a wave on the way out the Gate. More »

Shaking Up the Lipton Cup

Richmond Yacht Club will host the new and improved Lipton Cup on June 15-17. RYC Staff Commodore Dick Loomis explains how the regatta was reimagined: In the fall of 2016, a small group of commodores got together for lunch at Encinal Yacht Club. More »

About Last Weekend

On Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we asked the West Coast about their weekend. Last Saturday in San Francisco, we had gnarly, gale-force winds offering both glory and carnage for sailors. In response to our query, Kimball Livingston wrote the following subject-line-only email: "We sailed teenagers on Nacras on Saturday. More »

Ahoy Victoria, Lahaina Awaits You

The Victoria-Maui race finishes in beautiful Lahaina, Maui. With a bustling town and harbor, perfect weather, fun surf and crystal-clear waters, Lahaina is the perfect place to rest and relax after a long and strenuous yacht race from Canada. More »

Water Safety Fair Tomorrow

The US Coast Guard will kick off National Safe Boating Week at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, May 19, with a free Water Safety Fair in Sausalito. The venue is Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in Fort Baker, right below the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. More »

A Word from Your PRO

The yacht club originally scheduled to run the OYRA Duxship Race on May 12 was unable to do so. Just a few days before the ocean race, the YRA called in Jeff Zarwell, who is well known in racing circles for high standards of professionalism in running clean, clear regattas. More »

‘Team Silver Alert’ Put on Hold

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. We’re sure you’ve all heard that one a time or two. Personally, we think it’s a bit misleading: One who adjusts the sails can certainly be optimistic that it will turn out for the best. More »

Tack or an Attack?

While sailing, there are many good reasons to call for a tack. One is when you’re about to sail between a large LPG tanker and a USCG patrol boat with an attentive-looking gunner at the battle station. More »