No one’s quite sure just how much of Safran’s keel is missing but, at the very least, the bulb is gone.©
The trial of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 43, the third person to face a jury for the 2004 murders of Mexico cruisers Tom and Jackie Hawks, is expected to conclude this week, after three weeks of testimony.
The late George Carlin did a great bit about ‘stuff’. The reason people need homes, he said, was “to store all your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”
Dave Perry, who has literally written the book on Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing, will be visiting Northern California the weekend of March 13-15 for a series of seminars on the changes in the 2009 rules.
Saturday brought big fun to indigenous kids, who rarely even get to visit nearby beaches.
PHRF 1 had a 20-strong turnout at the GGYC’s Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series #4.
If this Saturday’s fantastic weather got you thinking about the upcoming sailing season, then it probably got you thinking about potential crew.
Big cruise-ins can be big fun, but expect a big workout when you want to go from one end to the other.
It’s been 14 years since Fred Evans of the Mendocino-based Freedom 44 Coyote did the Ha-Ha II, but he still wears the shirt – and still meets other Ha-Ha vets because of it.
This is what it would look like if a 10-ft Tiger shark, which had its dentures removed, was going after your arm.
Former Bay Area resident and professional yacht chef Sara Kuszak was raped and murdered in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday during her morning run.
HMS Victory ‘5’ was the ‘Titanic of warships’ in her day. © John Batchelor / Odyssey Marine Exploration When we saw on the evening news that HMS Victory had been found, our first thought was “How could you lose a 185-ft LOD, square-rigged warship, especially one that’s in drydock?”
Auckland and dueling IACC boats . . . pretty sweet combination. © 2009 Paul Todd If you haven’t been following the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland, you’re missing some great match racing action and great viewing opportunities via the very sharp and easy-to-navigate website.
When confronting a competitor, teenage boys often to like ‘psych out’ the other player by throwing insults and acting the tough.
If you’re a boater in California, there should be two acronyms on your mind these days: DBW and RBOC.
Internet scams have been around as long as the internet. Many are so ludicrous that you actually get a chuckle from reading the broken English begging you to send $10,000 in exchange for the $1 million you’ll receive shortly.
We don’t like to be critical, but sometimes the information passed along on various sailing websites is ridiculous.
One of the magnificent manta rays at San Benedicto Island. These rays have the largest brain-to-body weight ratio of all sharks and rays.
Michel Desjoyeaux validated his nickname, "The Professor," when he arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne Sunday afternoon, having won the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe in a new record time of 84d, 3h, 9m.
You already know how well Classy Classifieds work for selling your stuff and now ads for boats or any other piece of gear you have for sale under $1,000 are completely free!
It took awhile, but when the breeze finally did come up, it was a picture-perfect day.
‘Mocko jumbie’ stilt walkers dance as the conga line laces through the crowd at The Moorings Tortola base opening.
The February issue of Latitude 38 is hot off the press and being delivered around the Bay Area as this edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude is uploading.
Leo Sherman, an educator from Illinois, appears to be the only survivor after a homebuilt 43-ft catamaran capsized 200 miles east of Madagascar early last week.
Roland Jourdain seen here celebrating sailing past the latitude of Rio de Janeiro.
Lake County News is reporting that the trial of Bismarck Dinius, which was slated to begin this month, has been pushed back to May.
This weekend’s Three Bridge Fiasco, sponsored by the Singlehanded Sailing Society, is one of the Bay’s most popular races, consistently drawing hundreds of local sailors.
Carole eyes the wares at one of the local tiendas on Mission in San Francisco.
Less than 10 years ago, Paradise Marina was a 13-slip marina for boats less than 40 feet in length.
The Baja Ha-Ha may be in hibernation till May, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without some kickin’ Ha-Ha gear.
You’d never know we are in the middle of a severe recession by the attendance at the Seattle Boat Show, which runs through this Sunday.
Ericsson 3 Bowman Martin Krite looking none too happy while standing by with the bilge pumps that saved the boat after cracks developed in the hull forward of the bulkhead in the photo.
If you didn’t take your boat out this weekend due to the crappy weather forecast, these kids, sailing on Will Baylis’ Soverel 33 Good ‘n Plenty, are here to tell you that you missed some serious fun.
We’ve received a bit more information about a rescue at sea off Cabo a week ago.
Drew Gollan, skipper of the 163-ft Perini Navi Perseus, was shot dead last Thursday night in Antigua.
In the January 9 edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude, we reported on the sad plight of Sherry Mae, a Clipper Marine 30 that washed ashore at Ocean Beach around New Year’s.
The Volvo fleet has been getting a lashing from near-constant breeze on the bow above 30 knots.
Dan Woolery’s King 40 Soozal is doing a number on IRC 2 at Acura Key West Race Week.
If you think belt-tightening in the national economy is going to be painful, wait until you see what the state of California is going to have to do to balance their deficit.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken your turn at the helm of the race deck for your club’s regatta, maybe 2009 could be a chance to change that.
Fred Tassigny, sitting at Le Select Bar in St. Barth, struggles to come to grips with his cat being hit by both a whale and a ship.
Cap’n Rich strikes a pose aboard his 1933 50-ft cutter Java Head before heading out to the Obama Ball.
Just this morning we heard from a reliable source that a sailboat named Carpe Diem had been abandoned off Mexico within the last couple of days.
Karen holds up the key ingredients – which are both fresh and free – for ceviche.
The accompanying video shows the 600-ft cargo carrier Gulser Ana T-boning and dismasting the uninsured Venezia 42 catamaran Courtship about 350 miles west of Bermuda on November 18.
After years of planning and waiting, it’s a fabulous feeling to finally head south with the Baja Ha-Ha rally.