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Archive for September 2018


Once again the Grand Poobah of the Baja Ha-Ha is strongly urging people not to buy boats that have current Temporary Import Permits (TIPs) for Mexico, and/or didn’t properly clear out of Mexico. More »

Don’t Touch That Dial

As we know, beyond exceptional success with Oracle, Larry Ellison has also conquered many aspects of sailing since he started in a Lido 14 at Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley in the 1970s. More »

The New New England, Pt. 2

Last week, I went for a surf in one of my favorite (and unlikely) spots in the world: York, Maine. The waves were small but clean the day before, but there was a wicked sideshore wind that was making a mess of things — though there were some corners to be had. More »

Misfortune or Murder at Sea?

Surf into Summer, not lookin’ good. © USCG Back in the spring of 2017, Lewis Bennett and Isabella Hellman, both in their early 40s, were supposed to be enjoying a belated Caribbean honeymoon aboard the 37-ft catamaran Surf into Summer. More »

Aquatic Park Closure

Today and tomorrow, part of Aquatic Park will be closed to marine traffic while an "assessment of the vessel mooring system is performed," park officials said. The closure will be from 6 a.m. More »

Golden Globe Sailors Rescued

As we reported on Friday, a severe Southern Ocean storm, with winds to 70 knots and seas to 49 feet, resulted in the rolling and dismasting of two solo sailors competing in the old-school-style Golden Globe Race. More »

Waypoint Richardson Bay

Richardson Bay has long been a crossroads for all kinds of sailors. This week Clan VIII has joined other Richardson Bay anchor-outs while passin’ through on her way south. Almost every type of boat is on Richardson Bay. More »

The New New England, Pt. 1

As readers of ‘Lectronic likely know, some Latitude staff have ties to the East Coast. Our publisher makes an annual pilgrimage to Maine, but Latitude’s newest editor also has New England roots. More »