Adventuress was a work boat on San Francisco Bay for many years before being taken to Seattle.
The fact that more than four million gallons of oil have now spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the Deep Horizons Rig explosion begs these questions: Is offshore oil drilling a reasonable safety risk?
Former long-time Sausalito yacht brokers Clay and Teresa Prescott were each sentenced yesterday to eight months in the county jail for stealing more than $200,000 from their clients.
The extent some people will go to in perpetrating a fraud never ceases to amaze us.
Many sectors of the marine industry may still be shaking off the economic slumber of the recession, but there’s apparently plenty of sailors gearing up for a Mexican cruise this fall.
The fleet stretched far and wide on Saturday’s slide to Vallejo. © Erik Simonson The 2010 Great Vallejo Race wasn’t just great, it was downright awesome.
We’re happy to report that we’ve gotten our new Baja Ha-Ha entry forms all set up on the website, and as soon as this ‘Lectronic Latitude posts, we will flip the switch, officially beginning the registration process for Baja Ha-Ha 17.
Sponsored Post
Meet ‘Haully Green Giant’! © 2010 KKMI To our Bay Area Boaters: you’ve made us feel so proud to be a part of this outstanding community and impressed us with Travelift names beyond our imagination!
Those Potter Yachters sure do get around. If they’re not getting stuck in South Bay mud or exploring the Mothball Fleet, they’re getting their transoms handed to them on Monterey Bay or scooting up-Delta in search of back issues of Latitude.
Hittin’ the streets – the May issue is out today! latitude/Annie
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The May issue of Latitude 38 hits both newsstands and the interweb (later) today, and you don’t want to miss out.
Saturday could look a lot like this, albeit with more breeze. © Peter Lyons The party hats and hangover kits are being packed, and the division splits are up, because its time for The Great Vallejo Race.
If you’ve been chompin’ at the bit to sign up for next fall’s Baja Ha-Ha rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, your time has come!
Looks like the highly controversial sail training operation aboard the homebuilt steel cutter Columbia was a bit ‘bogus’ after all.
While today’s headlines are more likely to be about Tiger Woods’ sex life than about Haiti, relief efforts spawned by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake — which killed more than 150,000 people and devastated the impovershed nation on January 12 — are on-going.
Last Friday we ran what we believed was a very suspicious email supposedly sent by the controversial Norm Goldie of San Blas asking for funds to pay for emergency medical care for a relative in England.
“Where in the world…” © 2010 Sally Sailor They say we must all keep our brains active so that our gray matter doesn’t become muddied prematurely.
All sorts of good stuff is going on this weekend, starting with Marinship Day tomorrow at the Sausalito West Marine from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
We received the following request for money the other day from Norm Goldie, who we’ve often described as a controversial figure in San Blas, Mexico: "How are you doing?
The crew of Southern Cross were greeted by this sad sight when they arrived at Agua Verde in early April — Little Fawn holed on the beach.
The luckiest of world cruisers have enough cash stashed away that they can set off into the sunset on an open-ended cruise and never have to work again.
Spirit of Australia gets in a shakedown cruise this weekend. She and eight other Clippers will start the next leg of the Race tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.
Gentle breezes and warm temps greeted showgoers at Strictly Sail this weekend. latitude/LaDonna
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Strictly Sail Pacific couldn’t have been held on a more beautiful weekend — perfect for viewing boats in their ‘natural habitat’, so to speak.
Sponsored Post
SUMMER SAILSTICE SPECIAL
from Vessel Electric
Celebrate the Sailstice by ensuring your electrical systems are fully functional: 10% off labor through the end of June — call us today!!
Strictly Sail Pacific is the place to be this weekend — especially tonight, for the Baja Ha-Ha, Pacific Puddle Jump and Delta Doo Dah Reunion Party at 6 p.m.
Dinghies and their motors are probably the most common target of thieves in the cruising community, and Harry Hazzard of the San Diego-based Beneteau Idylle 51 Distant Drum reports on a rash of such thefts in Barra de Navidad, just south of Puerto Vallarta.
Back in March, we wrote about the mysterious A, the 394-ft motoryacht that is as staggeringly different from all previous motoryachts as Tom Perkins 289-ft Maltese Falcon was to all previous sailing yachts.