The tremendous news is that 16-year-old Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks, who set off two EPIRBs deep in the Southern Ocean yesterday from her Open 40 Wild Eyes, has been located in good health by a Qantas airliner chartered by the Australian government.
No other race on the West Coast, maybe even the world, gives you looks like this.
Abby Sunderland, 16, has activated two EPIRBs in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Compassionate Patrick and his little black bird with the broken wing. Who knew such a little bird could cause such big trouble?
‘Yes We Can’ was a rallying cry in the ’08 presidential campaign, and one that was embraced by voters in yesterday’s Lake County primary elections.
We’ve been given the following update on the condition of Greg Dorland of the Lake Tahoe-based Catana 52 Escapade, who readers may remember from his participation in the last two Ha-Ha’s: "Latitude got the news about my leg before it was even operated on!
Freda drew quite a crowd for the fastening of her “shutter plank” on Saturday at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center.
Escapade at the Columbie anchorage in St. Barth just days before leaving for Bermuda and the East Coast.
We’re gearing up for an article on tips for this fall’s group of first-time cruisers and we’d love to include ideas from experienced cruisers.
The stress of planning a complex gathering can easily give even the most experienced event planners angst, and perhaps even nightmares.
During Ocean Watch’s epic cruise there were both miserable days – with 50-knot winds and 50-ft waves – and glorious days like this one, blasting downwind under sunny skies.
We can’t identify who called Latitude yesterday morning with the report, but a normally reliable source extremely close to the ultimate decision-maker for the site of the next America’s Cup says that Larry Ellison of BMW Oracle is about to announce that the next America’s Cup will be held off Italy, not on San Francisco Bay.
We hope we never have to experience a scene like this first-hand. But if a float plan submitted to the Coast Guard means that we get to actually live to tell about it, then we’re all for it.
It’s your last chance to guess. Is this the real thing, or has the pargo been enhanced by Photoshop?
Captain Chelsea Wagner and Salvage Technician Tom Cochrane rig the tow line that diver Erik Krilanovich (not shown) swam in through surf and a rip tide.
Out in the sunny isles of Tahiti, dancers are rehearsing, musicians are tuning up their ukuleles, and paddlers are polishing up their outrigger canoes in anticipation of the Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, June 18-20.
As journalists, it’s our lot in life to be skeptical — if not downright cynical.
Life’s a bowl of cherries when you have a three-day weekend to enjoy the latest issue of Latitude 38.
Ocean Watch was greeted by the San Francisco Fireboat when she sailed under the Gate on Wednesday.
Santa Cruz sailor Malcolm Brown and the rest of the crew of Scott Hipsley’s Santa Cruz YC-based Melges 24 Wild Thing had a close call that thankfully ended well.
Seventy-five sailors converged on the Ullman Sails loft in Newport Beach Wednesday night, coming from as far away as Santa Barbara and San Diego.
After we pulled the two French women out of the water, we called the Port Captain in Gustavia, and Jacques and another man came out to complete the rescue.
As we reported in an update on Monday’s story about the loss of three sailors on Sunday, the couple who fell off the Ranger 33 Barcarolle near Ocean Beach were Jeff and Beth Easterling of El Sobrante.
There’s no better way to stand out in a crowd than by wearing a Latitude 38 T-shirt or hat, available in an array of fruity colors.
Last month marked the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Not to take anything away from the horror of that night, but come on — hasn’t the whole Titanic thing been pretty well beaten to death?
Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their feedback on ocean racing entry deadlines.
Feral sailed ashore at Venice Beach yesterday afternoon. Her skipper, an experienced solo sailor, Tom Kirschbaum is missing.
In these slow economic times, yacht brokers are pleased when any potential customer walks through the door.
Ethan triumphantly holds up the kind of fish he can’t find around Ya Ta Hey, New Mexico.
Felix Knauth, 80, set sail from Monterey aboard his newly acquired Santana 22 in the early morning hours of May 12.
"Looks like we’ll be coming home sooner than we thought," wrote Mike and Cindy Miller in an email to friends last week.
For the first time in 16 years, the KaBoom will not be held at Piers 30/32.
Our Wednesday posting regarding this weekend’s Singlehanded Farallones Race got some feedback, specifically with regard to the the quote from Coast Guard LCDR DesaRae Janszen that "singlehanded races to the Farallones are one of the most dangerous races on the West Coast."