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Bob, Bob, and Debbie – no last names in an event as casual as the Sea of Cortez Sailing Week – on the Mac 65 Braveheart found the sailing to their liking.latitude/Nick
In just over a week, the only all-sail boat show on the West Coast — Strictly Sail Pacific — will open its gates to sailing enthusiasts, and for the first time ever, will feature quality used boats in addition to new.
In a scene reminiscent of David and Goliath, a West Wight Potter teases the behemoths in the Mothball Fleet moored in Suisun Bay.
Around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, a crewmember aboard the Pacific Puddle Jump boat Wind Child was injured during an accidental jibe.
It’s so warm in Banderas Bay that surfers don’t wear wetsuits and the members of the Young Mothers Club of Punta Mita wear bikinis instead of survival suits.
After a frustrating day or so of calm weather that halted her planned Tuesday rounding of the Horn, Newport Beach’s Abby Sunderland finally passed the notorious cape on Wednesday, if a little farther offshore than she’d hoped.
A relieved Qingdao crew makes it to SF Marina. Clipper Ventures
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Eighteen hours after Qingdao finished Leg 7 of the Clipper Round the World Race, Jamaica Lightning Bolt carried its 32 hours of redress with it across the finish line off North Farallon late last night.
The April issue of Latitude 38 hit the streets yesterday, and some distribution points — such as Bridgeway Bagel in Sausalito — were already running low late in the afternoon!
Be sure to hide an extra large supply of Easter eggs this weekend to give you some free time to make it through the April issue of Latitude 38, which hits Bay Area stands tomorrow.
If you noticed some commotion at the entrance to the Oakland/Alameda Estuary on Saturday night, it was because a crane knocked an empty container off a ship at the Ben E.
Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old American girl who hopes to become the youngest non-stop solo circumnavigator, is slated to pass Cape Horn sometime tomorrow.
So far, the extensive search for the long-overdue 45-ft steel cutter Columbia has turned up no solid clues as to its fate, but the outpouring of willing assistance has been truly impressive.
California’s rig goes the way of Cal’s ’10 NCAA Tournament trip. Clipper Ventures
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC In what has to be one of the most saddening developments to date for supporters of the first Golden State entry in the ’09-’10 Clipper ‘Round the World Race, our namesake boat California was dismasted Sunday evening some 1,800 miles from the Bay.
And yes, we mean Auckland, not Oakland. Having moved to the southern hemisphere, Jamie, Mera and Aeron have a new perspective on life.
Banderas Bay Regatta racing as it should be — a crowd of legit cruising boats hitting the starting line at once in ideal sailing conditions.
A small flotilla escorted Plastiki out the Gate on Saturday morning while three news choppers circled overhead.
Plastiki, the 60-ft catamaran made entirely out of recyclable and recycled materials, including 12,500 soda bottles, will be sailing out the Gate tomorrow morning around 9:30 a.m.
Relatives of the crew of the 45-ft steel cutter Columbia are desperately seeking info from anyone who may have seen this vessel since her departure from Salinas, Ecuador, on January 16.
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As of a day ago, Franck Cammas’ 105-ft trimaran Groupama 3 had spent as much time behind the pace of the Jules Verne Trophy holder as she had in front of it.
We knew folks were anxious to join the Delta Doo Dah Deux, but when all 50 available slots were filled within 12 hours of Monday’s announcement, we were taken completely by surprise!
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