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Archive for August 2018
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World Sailing Awards Nominations Open

World Sailing will award three new honors for 2018. Nominations are now open for Rolex World Sailor of the Year, but also for the following: The Racing Sailboat of the Year Award for "outstanding boat design, innovative concepts and ground-breaking technological advancements that are changing the face of sailing, pioneering change across the world," will be presented to a boat that has been scored in an international race for the first time between January 1, 2017, and September 1, 2018. More »

Richmond Has Got It Going On

No jib, and they’re downwind, so no need for extreme hiking on this Wylie 33 in the RYC Wednesday night race. The trapeze artist is telling the J/120 to weather (from which the photo was taken) that they’re going to need room at the harbor entrance. More »

Golden Globe Nears First Cape

The 2018 Golden Globe Race is nearing the first of the Great Capes, and the fleet is sitting in every different type of weather imaginable, from placid wind to the first hints of the Roaring 40s. More »

A Recounting of a Sea Scout Rescue

In July, the Sea Scouts rescued a distressed kayaker who had been in the water for nearly six hours with no lifejacket and no wetsuit. Here is a recounting of that incident from Ken Shupe, the skipper of the Sea Scout ship Pegasus. More »

Tales of the Delta, Part 3

Tom Lueck’s Stockton-based Sir Leansalot is a heavily raced Hunter 40. latitude/Chris
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCLatitude 38 readers are no doubt familiar with the Delta Ditch Run, a usually/mostly downwind race from Richmond to Stockton. More »

Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii

There’s trouble brewing in paradise. Hurricane Lane is traveling outside the ‘normal’ lanes of travel for Pacific hurricanes, which generally stay south of the Hawaiian Islands. Hurricane Lane — which is now a rare Pacific Category 5 storm — is packing winds up to 160 mph near the center. More »

A Leisurely Drake’s Bay Race

Chris Lewis’s Catalina 42 Carmelita disappears in a trough on the Potato Patch while racing up to Drake’s Bay on Saturday. The sea state was generally flat this weekend, but the shallow waters just northwest of the Golden Gate did generate a long, lazy swell. More »
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More Mystery Boats

Has anyone ever heard of the Treasure Island-class sailboat? The design was a hard-chined and possibly plywood 21- to 23-footer. The Palo Alto Sea Scouts had one in the ’60s, back when there actually was a harbor at Palo Alto. More »