Shaken yet still smiling, Sarah vows to continue her cruising life. © 2009 Sarah Andrews As reported Friday, Australian sailor Sarah Andrews, 26, became shipwrecked along the Baja coast last week after her Ericson 39 Gabrielle struck a near-shore reef.
Though we at Latitude 38 do our very best to be perfect, we are, after all, as human as anyone.
San Francisco sailor Sean Haggerty, 39, was reported missing last week after he failed to arrive in San Diego on time.
Following in the footsteps of the successful ‘Take Your Daughter to Work Day’, Ed Killeen of the SF Examiner has dubbed the first Sunday in April as ‘Take Your Daughter to Sea Day’.
On Thursday, April 2, the New York Appeals Court ruled that the paper yacht club CNEV is out, and BMW Oracle — or more accurately, our own Golden Gate Yacht Club — is the Challenger of Record for the next America’s Cup.
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Opening Day on the Bay is quickly approaching, which means it’s the perfect time to get your boat hauled, painted and checked out at KKMI. © 2009 Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc.
If you sail out of South Bay, be sure to get your boat all gussied up for Saturday’s South Bay Opening Day.
Who says picking up trash can’t be fun? At the Bitter End’s recent Go Green event, everybody got into the spirit.
With Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude dedicated to the dramatic rescue during the Doublehanded Farallones Race, we didn’t have room for our usual weekend racing review.
When longtime Sausalito resident and friend of Latitude Dave Wilhite was diagnosed with leukemia in 2004, he moved to Bellingham, WA, to be close to his parents while he waited to die.
David Crosby’s schooner Mayan sailing off Southern California. Yachtworld
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC One of the prettiest classic yachts on the West Coast is up for sale, and she comes with an interesting provenance.
Malcolm Robertson, 64, was murdered by young pirates in Thailand. His wife Linda, 57, survived her ordeal with minor injuries.
Some people don’t believe that the South Tower Demon exists. They explain those instant changes in wind direction and velocity — which often cause nearby boats to spin out and momentarily head right toward the tower — by spouting lame ‘facts’ based on supposed real-world physics.
The Left Coast Lifter will soon be put to work on the new Bay Bridge.
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BAMA’s 30th Doublehanded Farallones Race is next Saturday, March 28. Sailing instructions are online and can be faxed for entry until Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m.
Ericsson 3 (orange), Ericsson 4 (white), Puma (red), and © 2009 Volvo Ocean Race What was only a 50-mile lead yesterday has doubled as Ericsson 3 leads the pack toward Rio in the Volvo Ocean Race.
The search has been suspended for an unidentified man who fell out of a dinghy near Richmond’s Marina Bay last night.
With just under a month until the start of Strictly Sail Pacific, exhibitors received a letter yesterday explaining that the show will no longer be the only all-sailing boat show on the West Coast.
Monohulls, multihulls, and powerboats alike mingled to raise money for local kids’ charities in the Pirates for Pupils Run.
Vitesse Too gets a tow home. latitude/JR
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Grant Hayes and crew Bill Schwob were about halfway back to from the Lightship when they heard the dreaded ‘bang’.
In one of those odd twists of fate, last week a ship lost 31 containers in a storm off eastern Australia — and was itself damaged by one of them!