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Craig and Kiki will keep a sharp lookout on their way south. Oya
©2009 Latitude 38 Media, LLCApart from being a bit rolly, the La Cruz anchorage in Mexico’s Banderas Bay usually provides cruising sailors with a quiet night of sleep.
Get away from the rat race – and the Bay’s chilly summer winds – by joining Latitude 38’s 1st Annual Delta Doo Dah!
"The March issue of Latitude isn’t coming out till Monday?!" cried a beleagured Sausalito West Marine employee when this month’s delivery date came up in conversation over the weekend.
Although it took an hour and a half of waiting, the breeze finally did fill for the fleet at Sequoia YC’s Winter #4, and the sailors were rewarded for their patience.
Corbie Von Stein of the Morro Bay-based Royal Passport 47 Emerald was all smiles when she and Rick made their Marquesan landfall a few years back.
Due to a recent sewage spill in Contra Costa County that dumped almost a million gallons of raw and partially-treated sewage into the Bay, Richmond YC cancelled both its small boat events for this weekend — the Sail A Small Boat Day scheduled for today, and the final installment of the Small Boat Midwinters on Sunday.
The latest Vendée Globe race has been brutal enough without an obstacle course thrown in at the last minute.
Vaval strung up and ready for cremation. But what’s with the fire? When we took Firebuilding 101 at U.C.,
The March issue of Latitude 38 will be worth the wait. latitude/Annie
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCHere at Latitude 38‘s World Headquarters we’ve been besieged by queries wondering when the March issue of the magazine will be available.
A little pirate and his mum got splattered with confetti as they walked in front of one of the colorful music troops.
Intrepid photographer Peter Lyons captured Sunday’s action, rain be damned. © Peter LyonsConstant, heavy rain on Sunday wasn’t enough to deter over 60% of the Corinthian YC Midwinters fleet from showing up for the final day of the series.
Mark Schneider of the Valiant 40 SolMate writes in to quash a nasty rumor: "For years West Coast cruisers (especially along the Pacific side of Mexico) have counted on the Southbound Net for nightly weather, maritime bulletins, and contact opportunities.
In a final analysis of the Cosco Busan oil spill on November 7, 2007, the National Transportation Safety Board determined this week that several factors caused the collision that spilled more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay and resulted in close to $75 million in damages.
Sara as seen from the deck of Indian Point after sailing circles in the Atlantic for 40 days.
It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the seven-woman, five-man jury in the trial of John Fitzgerald Kennedy — the 43-year-old reputed gang member accused of throwing Mexico vets Tom and Jackie Hawks overboard while on a sea trial of their 55-ft trawler Well Deserved in 2004 — took just three hours yesterday to return with a guilty verdict.
How did you learn to sail? If you’re a boomer, the story likely involves getting soaked, freezing your butt off, smashing fingers, spilling blood, getting scared silly and at least one near-death experience.
You can’t exactly set your watch by it, but it seems like every time we get a little wet weather in Marin County there’s a spill of untreated sewage into the Bay.
The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, now in its sixth year, once again hopes to inspire folks to celebrate Mother Ocean and work to conserve her precious resources.
Last weekend was a busy one in the sailing world. On Monday, we ran short summaries of the latest news news from the Vendée Globe and Louis Vuitton Pacific Series.
Sam Davies celebrated her arrival back in Les Sables D’Olonne early Saturday. Even the flares are pink.
In the stuff of which Tom Clancy novels are made, two nuclear subs collided with each other in mid-Atlantic earlier this month.
Renowned master rigger Brion Toss will be speaking on the "Hidden Causes of Rig Failure" at Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito this Thursday at 6 p.m.
"We are still enjoying the wonderful fruits of the Baja Ha-Ha, as we progress down the Mexican coast, visiting with other Ha-Ha folks along the way.
One person was killed, one boat destroyed and at least one other damaged after an "old wooden" motorboat caught fire in Pittsburg Marina last night.
If you experienced spotty service from your Iridium satellite phone over the last few days, you’re not alone.