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Groupama 3 upside down off New Zealand; game over for their Jules Verne Record attempt.Groupama
Blue skies, tropical temperatures, great sailing breezes – no wonder cruisers love the Banderas Bay Regatta, which is just one part of the Vallarta Race Week.
In Monday ‘Lectronic, we ran a sensational photo of a whale and a dolphin frolicking together, said to have been taken near Punta Mita by a cruiser.
The 110-ft maxi cat Gitana 13 continues its assault on the sailing record from New York to San Francisco.
Jack Sutphen, Dennis Conner’s ‘coach’, will be signing his book Messing About in Boats for 80 Years with Jack Sutphen at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito tomorrow from 2-5 p.m.
Jim Williams and Deborah Stern of the Encinal YC love to sail, as evidenced by their owning the Cal 39 Spindrift and the Islander 28 Dog Days, both of which are kept at Marina Village in Alameda.
David Vann’s self-built trimaran Tin Can had her maiden voyage yesterday. latitude/JR
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Adventurer David Vann was out test-sailing his 50-ft trimaran Tin Can yesterday, having been delayed several days from his planned Saturday outing.
G2 was just one of hundreds of boats out this weekend shaking the recent rain from their sails.
John and Nancy Powers of the Napa-based Tayana 48 Meridian are planning to give their daughters, Maddie (L), 8, and Sophie, 6, an education in the school of life.
We at Latitude are in need of a photo of a fish taco — preferably a particularly delicious one about to go into someone’s gaping mouth — to illustrate a letter in the March issue.
Harker rushed out of Hooters in Miami and down the docks on his folding bike to see if Wanderlust 3, the boat he’d just circumnavigated aboard, had exploded.
After a test sail on San Francisco Bay on Saturday, 39-year-old David Vann of Tallahassee, Florida, hopes to leave Sunday on a four-month non-stop singlehanded circumnavigation via the Southern Ocean aboard his trimaran Tin Can.
Anticipating a Deed of Gift challenge against Alinghi for America’s Cup 33, BMW Oracle Racing launched an Extreme 40 catamaran in Valencia on Wednesday as part of their workup to what may be an October series.
In last Friday’s ‘Lectronic, we reported that singlehander Robert Botha, who’d left the Bay on January 9 aboard his Alberg 30 Flyer bound for his native New Zealand, was having a tough time dealing with heavy weather in the middle of the Pacific after his windvane broke.
Franck Cammas and the rest of the 10-man crew aboard Groupama 3 are at risk of losing the southern ocean front they’ve been riding and the lead they’ve built in their Jules Verne Record attempt.
We’re saddened to report that Alameda-based cruiser John Long, 78, was found dead in Puerto Madero, Mexico — just north of the Guatemalan border — on Saturday.
Mike, legally a parapalegic, unsnarls his chute off St. Barth about a week ago when he still had 1,100 miles to go in order to complete Wanderlust 3’s circumnavigation.
The SF-based Beneteau 42 Cirque got off to a good start but, like others, struggled to maintain position in the light air.
These young scholars from the Nueva Creación School seem genuinely happy to be receiving a primary school education.
PHOTO On the penultimate day of the Acura Key West Race Week presented by Nautica, Newport Beach sailmaker Dave Ullman and his Pegasus 505 crew were lying in fourth place, 11 points out of first in the 46-boat Melges 24 class.
The 5th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, the first of its kind in North America, kicks off Friday at the Cowell Theater in the Fort Mason Center, and runs through the weekend.
Having set his unusual Parasailor2 spinnaker off St. Barth, Harker and his Hunter Mariner 49 make tracks for the Sizzler at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The start of the Fiasco is a sight to see. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC In between torrential weekend downpours, 222 boats managed to make it to the starting line of one of the most popular races on San Francisco Bay.
For those who heard Belvedere’s Tom Perkins say on KQED’s Forum that he might bring his 289-ft Dyna-Rig Maltese Falcon to the Bay in May, we’ve got a clarification.
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