Spectacularly beautiful Caleta Partida, about 20 miles north of La Paz, was the finish line for two races and the center of most Sailing Week activity.
Twice a day local fishermen can be seen launching their boats off Zihua’s downtown beach.
Getting ready for the spring sailing season has never been easier. KKMI is offering free haulouts through April and, as always, every KKMI bottom job comes with a Satisfaction Guarantee!
Following last year’s dustup over rating limits and oddities in the Offshore Racing Rule, the Transpacific YC announced it has bumped up the limit for next year’s race to include boats up to 100 feet.
Le Ponant, a 288-ft French luxury yacht, was on its way back to the Med from the Seychelles on Friday when it was overtaken by pirates in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia.
iShares ‘lights it off’ on the Cityfront. Watch this Extreme 40 cat tear up the Bay through Monday.
It took us about a week to get over the post-sail bliss from our once-in-a-lifetime trip aboard Gitana 13 last week.
Last night’s annual Latitude 38 Spring Crew List Party at Golden Gate YC was once again a can’t-miss affair.
Tom Perkins, the Belvedere-based owner of the 289-ft Dyna-Rig Maltese Falcon, has confirmed reports that his big boat is up for sale.
Gabriel, Manager at Costa Baja Marina in La Paz, shrugs in front of a diagram of the marina.
As of yesterday afternoon, the Coast Guard was still broadcasting a "Local Notice to Mariners" for Pteradactyl, which has been sailing on its own since owner Luc de Faymoreau and crewman Disun Den Daas were washed overboard when a "freak wave" pitchpoled the boat on the way home from last Saturday’s Doublehanded Farallones Race.
Luka looks to be in pretty good shape considering she just finished a ‘wrong-way’ circumnavigation.
A Crew List Party tradition is the life raft demo by Sal’s Inflatables of Alameda.
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.