Ronnie Simpson and Ed McCoy pulled off the impossible by sailing under the Gate very early this morning.latitude/LaDonna
Daily life in mainstream society can get a bit dreary these days. But we’ve found it helps keep our psyches in balance if we get a little silly once in a while.
"I began sailing about a year ago and immediately fell in love with the sport," wrote Pat Lakner.
We’ll have a report on the adventures of Alameda’s Pimentel Family — Rodney, Jane, CJ and Leo — in the Med in the September issue of Latitude 38, but in the meantime we have a few photos to share with you.
Mike Latta borrowed a portable bilge pump from a passing cruising boat, which helped him get Narwhal to safety.
Angel Island at dusk. This view can only be seen by campers and boaters.
Former youngest solo circumnavigator Zac Sunderland was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with three misdemeanors.
Although the prime season for ‘jumping the puddle’ from the west coast of the Americas to French Polynesia is still six months away, a wide variety of international cruisers are already psyching up for the 3,000-mile crossing.
Ronnie is no doubt wishing for a fat shot of rum with a beer chaser right about now.
Just when you thought you were going to get a break from the much-ballyhooed teen circumnavigation debate, it’s about to rev up again.
Elizabeth Larson of Lake County News reports that Bismarck Dinius has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Lake County and a number of its employees for violating his civil rights when they prosecuted him for manslaughter in the ’06 death of Lynn Thornton.
While none of the films entered in the Sausalito Film Festival — which runs from today through Sunday at Fort Baker — have to do with sailing, their trailer kicks ass.
When BMW Oracle Racing brought the America’s Cup to City Hall for an introduction with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, all signs pointed toward the 34th match coming to the Bay .
Eat, sail, love.
Much like Charles Townsend in Charlie’s Angels, Cap’n Ted’s face is never fully visible.
The sudden takeover on August 4 of waterside homes and businesses along Mexico’s popular Tenacatita Beach has left local residents, cruising sailors and shoreside vacationers frustrated and angry.
American Kelly Wright and crewman Glen McConchie of Christchurch, New Zealand, are in good health after Wright’s Chris White-designed Atlantic 57 catamaran Anna Valdivia flipped 120 miles west of Niue in the South Pacific last weekend.
The 26 teams entered in this year’s IKC got exactly what they came for during yesterday’s second race.
With shifty winds gusting to 30 knots, just getting to the starting line of the dinghy races was a challenge.
You never know who you’ll run into when bopping around the Delta. While recluctantly working our way back to the socked-in Bay, we stopped in Potato Slough last night.
Tenacatita Bay, the four-mile by four-mile bay on mainland Mexico’s Gold Coast between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, and just north of Barra Navidad, has long been a favorite with cruisers.
Margie shows what it takes to bring up an anchor by hand during a season of cruising in Mexico?
The ‘West Marine Contingent’ — Jay and Micah on Moorea, Bruce, Karen and Joshua on Gitana Vela and Doug on Rigel (not all of them work at West Marine) — spent their free days lampin’ in Potato Slough’s Bedroom 2.
Just about everywhere you look around San Francisco Bay, there are treasures of our rich maritime heritage.
Yes, even though you haven’t had seen the sun in months, it still exists.
Peter Yates shoehorned 47 boats into Boyd’s Harbor on Bethel Island Monday afternoon.
We’ve been accused of ‘Ha-Ha’ing our readership to death in the past. But with the Baja Ha-Ha‘s September 10 entry deadline just over a month away, it’s high time for an update.
As the fleet sailed out of Richmond, they could see what they were in for just past the bridge: blue skies!
Around 8 a.m. Friday morning, the Oregon State Police received a report of a beached sailboat in Newport.
Thanks to unusually light winds, the top three spots in last weekend’s 81-mile Santa Barbara to King Harbor (Redondo Beach) Race — our favorite in Southern California — were Class A Ultra Lights.
Much of our South Pacific coverage lately has been dedicated to French Polynesia, where newly arrived westbound cruisers get their first introduction to life in the tropics below the equator.
The August issue of Latitude 38 is a ray of sunshine after an otherwise gray month.
The blue dots in the wall of fog off Sausalito are ships. Time to fire up the AIS!
“Trim that sheet, you scurvy dog!” Peaches ‘mans’ her post. © 2010 Randi Harry When we posted the story about Bryan and Jennifer Saulsbury’s Portuguese water dog Barley, we had no idea emotions on the topic would run so high.
Seemed like everyone in Sausalito wanted to meet the new girl in town.
Sure, why not? The age bar for singlehanding around the world keeps slipping lower.
After a hurricane of public outrage, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has decided that he will pay $450,000 in sales tax to the state of Massachusetts following the purchase of his $7 million Ted Fontaine-designed 76-ft sailing yacht Isabel.
Peter Stoneberg, Shadow‘s owner, got back to us on Monday evening with a wrap-up and some lessons learned from his and his crew’s capsizing on Sunday afternoon following the YRA’s second-half opener.