This weekend’s Doublehanded Farallones Race ended prematurely for Moss Landing’s Luc de Faymoreau and Disun Den Daas aboard the former’s Olson 40 Pterodactyl.
There has been a staggering amount of Monday morning quarterbacking in the wake of the tragic loss of Kirby Gale and Tony Harrow, whose Cheoy Lee 31 Daisy disappeared during the Doublehanded Lightship Race on March 15.
On a day in which a very large southwest swell was pounding the north shore of Banderas Bay, this couple had no problem landing their dinghy in the lee of the new breakwater.
“You can call me skipper!” Sailing courses build skills and confidence – and they’re fun!
Some lucky Latitude crew were treated to the ride of a lifetime yesterday.
Cruisers – and especially commuter cruisers – looking for less expensive yet brand new berthing on Banderas Bay, should take a look at the plans for the new Marina Nuevo Vallarta.
If you were one of the several readers who made your way to the Bay Model in Sausalito Wednesday night to catch two films on Irving Johnson only to find they weren’t being shown, please accept our apologies.
We don’t want to say ‘we told you so’, but when Fiji recently announced that it was going to reduce the time foreign yachts were allowed to stay from nine months to three months, we suggested cruisers not get excited.
The marina at the Grand Hotel in Barra de Navidad, like all new marinas in Mexico, is not cheap.
Boaters and their families celebrating Easter Sunday at Marina Village had a holiday they’d probably rather not remember when the body of a berther was found floating next to his boat.
Club Nautique, the Bay Area’s premier sailing club, is looking for a Base Manager for our Alameda location.
The skipper’s meeting for the Doublehanded Farallones Race is on for 8 p.m.
Local sailor and 74-year member of Richmond YC Gordy Miller will celebrate the "Big 100" on April 3.
If you’re a fan of ‘real’ reality shows, skip tonight’s American Idol, Wife Swap, Supernanny and Big Brother 9, and head on over to the Bay Model in Sausalito to catch a couple of historic Captain Irving Johnson films.
Most boats in the race carried daisies out in memory of Kirby Gale and Tony Harrow.
Some of you may recall the strange tale of the Darla Jean, a 48-ft motorsailor that washed up on Fanning Island last December after spending 95 days "drifting" across the Pacific from Moss Landing.
BAMA’s 29th Doublehanded Farallones Race is this Saturday, March 29. Sailing instructions are online and can be faxed for entry until Friday, March 28, at 8 p.m.
Dismastings in the Clipper Round the World Race will delay the start of the upcoming Honolulu to Santa Cruz leg.
All merchant mariners and charter skippers will soon have to get a ‘biometric’ I.D.
Patsy Verhoeven, seen here driving her Gulfstar 50 Talion to class honors in the recent Banderas Bay Regatta, has come up with the Sea of Cortez Sailing Week courses.
Cherie Williams gives a belly rub to an appreciative ray in Belize. © 2008 Rod Williams "The death of the woman struck by a jumping eagle ray during a freak accident in Florida last week, and the earlier death of the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, may give some people a wrong impression of these generally harmless cartilaginous fish," writes Rod Williams of the Alameda-based Catalina 42 Azure.
BAMA’s 29th Doublehanded Farallones Race is Saturday, March 29. Sailing instructions are online and can be faxed for entry until Friday, March 28, at 8 p.m.
Just a reminder that all boats entered in tomorrow’s OYRA Crewed Lightship Race are invited to pick up daisy flowers from volunteers on the docks at the St.
We know that this is Robby Fouts (left) with Robert & Kristi Hanelt of the S&S 53 yawl Skylark, but where are they and what are they celebrating?
Yesterday New York Supreme Court Justice Herman Cahn struck down America’s Cup holder Alinghi’s appeal in the protracted battle for who gets to challenge for the Cup and when.
As you read in Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, last weekend two local sailors perished during the Doublehanded Lightship Race on March 15.
Strictly Sail Pacific at Jack London Square in Oakland is coming up April 16-20, and a great way to plan your assault on the show is to download the free Pre-Show Planner.
Sally and Geoff figure the open ocean can’t be more dangerous than highway traffic.
Jonathan Livingston’s Punk Dolphin glides under the Golden Gate. Note the twin pole arrangement.
The local sailing community is in a state of shock over the news that two sailors were lost during Saturday’s Doublehanded Lightship Race.
Having bought Solace on the West Coast, Gina and Paul are sailing her home to New Zealand.
Can you imagine negotiating two full 360s in the Panama Canal? Seems like a clean pair of shorts would be required equipment.
Jim Forquer had been living his dreams prior to his fatal fall. © Christian Buhl The family of the late Jim Forquer has announced that a memorial ceremony to commemorate his life will be held at 3 p.m.
We’re not sure when they took this photo, but we’d bet the Nespors would have been happier with a nice yellowtail or mahi.
Everyone can relate: One minute you’re surfing your favorite sailing site, the next your screen is black and all your chartering photos from the last three years’ vacations are gone.
Many cruisers are heading south toward Panama at this time of year. But when they reach the Canal, they may be in for a rude shock.
For a decade, Heike and Rick Carpenter have worked tirelessly on behalf of cruisers.
The flood of emails and phone calls which reached us yesterday after we posted the news of Jim Forquer’s tragic death is a good indicator of how much this well-known sailor will be missed.
Does four days of racing in the Caribbean sound like fun? If you’re reading this and haven’t just come back from the 28th running of the St.
The world’s largest boating equipment retailer-wholesaler, with 372 stores, catalog, online and business-to-business channels, is seeking a Senior Vice President of Marketing.
The ProSail 40 Tuki currently owns the Jazz Cup record. In 2005, she sailed the 26-mile course in 2 hours and 1 minute.
With hundreds of empty slips, cruisers can’t understand why Marina Riviera Nayarit rates aren’t lower.
Jim Forquer, seen here volunteering as Race Committee Chair for January’s ZihuaFest, was also the second year Director of the Balboa YC of Newport Beach.