Overall winner Joby Easton cooling off poolside with daughter Piper. latitude/Rob
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC After nearly a week of poolside lounging, cold-beverages, and parties, the 2008 Pacific Cup wraps up tonight with the trophy presentation at Kaneohe YC.
We’ve begun to notice that when things aren’t going well for BMW Oracle Racing, their press releases get pretty short.
Wendy and Steve Bott wave goodbye, not long before setting sail from Zihua aboard ‘Elusive’ last spring.
For tall ship aficionados, mock sea battles between ‘Lynx’ (foreground) and ‘Californian’ are a high point of any festival.
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When sailors of old had to be buried at sea, their bodies were sewn into sail cloth, weighted, and lowered into the sea.
The July 2 edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude reported that the EPA was developing a ‘discharge permit’ for the 17 million recreational boats in the U.S.
Ruben Gabriel is successfully pushing his Benicia-based Pearson Electra Sparky – which has the highest PHRF in the fleet at 270 – to keep up with the competition.
With Bismarck Dinius slated to go on trial next week on vehicular manslaughter charges in the Lake County boating death of Lynn Thornton, the Lake County Record-Bee has published the stunning results of a poll about who their readers thought was actually responsible.
Michael Maloney’s Express 37 Bullet has wrestled the Division C lead from Dean Treadway’s Farr 36 Sweet Okole.
Mark Deppe on Alchera crossed the halfway point in the Singlehanded TransPac yesterday.
"I enjoyed reading the July issue letters about the top speeds hit by various cruising catamarans," writes John Johnson of Las Vegas, "but I’m a monohull guy and am wondering about the top speeds hit by sailors with cruising monohulls.
He’s not the type of guy who would unduly worry people with bad news, but the fact is that the great Bay Area sailor Mark ‘Rudi’ Rudiger has been battling lymphoma for several years now.
The tracks of their tears. For the first three days, the Solo TransPac racers were frustrated with light-to-no winds but the breeze has finally filled in.
Always an eclectic fleet, this year’s Solo TransPac entries include (l to r) Jeff Lebesch’s Hammerhead 54 Hecla, John Hayward’s Valiant 40 Dream Chaser and Nick Ratto’s Hawkfarm Kali O Kalani.
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Thomas Coville wrestles the gennaker aboard his 105-ft trimaran Sodeb’O. With less than 200 miles to go, a building high-pressure system is throwing a wrench in Coville’s attempt to break Francis Joyon’s singlehanded West-East Transatlantic record.
At long last Gulliver the macaw is back home in the U.S. Gulliver and his furry pal Snickers the cocker spaniel were abandoned on Fanning Island last December when their owners lost their boat on the reef.
We normally don’t do ‘crew wanted’ ads for individuals, but when it comes to folks who have made circumnavigations aboard schooners they’ve restored, we make exceptions.