Too close for comfort! Jeff Berman snapped this shot of a Blue Angel through the rigging of his Catalina 36 Perseverance.
When the massive 8.8 earthquake struck Chile last February, triggering a huge tsunami, the British-flagged sloop Zephyrus was the only boat anchored in Cumberland Bay on Robinson Crusoe island, which lies roughly 400 miles off the Chilean coast.
There’s no better way to stand out in a crowd than by wearing a Latitude 38 T-shirt, available in an array of fruity colors.
As one might expect, we got quite a bit of response to the long and rambling letter in Friday’s ‘Lectronic that Norm Goldie of San Blas insisted that we publish.
Not all of these boats were at Catalina for the inaugural All Islander Rendezvous.
It’s time once again for Fleet Week! While that means there’ll be cool stuff like air shows by the Blue Angels and war ship parades and tours, it also means that the Coast Guard has set aside some space for all this to take place.
Every winter and spring, westbound sailboats from all over the world converge on Panama, which makes it an ideal spot for us to host a Pacific Puddle Jump Kickoff Party.
"No boaters will give instructions to visiting vessels who desire to enter or find moorings in the San Blas Estuary."
Hurrah! Two steps closer to the AC! © 2010 America’s Cup / Carlo Borlenghi After months of buildup, the race to clear the two most significant initial legislative hurdles for hosting the 34th America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay happened so fast that we had to pinch ourselves.
Oops! We made a mistake in the October issue’s Calendar, noting that the Oktoberfest Regatta on October 16 was sponsored by Richmond YC.
"I never singlehand by choice," says Evi Nemeth. But when there’s no able-bodied crew around to recruit, this salty Coloradan doesn’t hesitate to go it alone — even on long, lonely ocean passages.
If you’re sailing to Mexico and have a diesel engine — which most sailboats do — you’ll want to be clued in on the pricing of motor oil, because it varies wildly.
And you thought serving sizes in the U.S. were large… © 2010 Bill Nokes Adventurous cruisers are always willing to try local delicacies.
We’ve gotten a couple of letters from folks signed up for the Baja Ha-Ha asking if it was still possible to buy Mexican liability insurance before getting to Mexico.
We’d venture to guess that for most Fleet Week devotees, the main draw to this special end-of-summer event is the air show.
Though the weather over the last few days has been decidedly summer-like, fall fell on the Bay Area last month .
We don’t normally report on much-touted weather systems that fizzle out, but with 196 Baja Ha-Ha boats soon to be headed south, a lot of sailors have been asking us about the effects of Tropical Storm Georgette.
Is it October already? It seems like yesterday that BMW Oracle Racing and USA gave Alinghi 5 a mighty thrashing.
"My name is Bob Schuler. I am a New York artist who, as part of the Tethys Project, has slowly been circumnavigating the globe and dropping sculpted granite cubes overboard every 100 miles along the way.
The Delos crew definitely got our vote for the most inventive costumes. That’s Princess Leia between Beer Man and the Green Goblin.
Rich Boren from the Port San Luis-based Hudson Force 50 Third Day reports that cruisers in the Singlar Marina in Santa Rosalia were treated to a spectacular show just outside the harbor entrance on Monday morning.
The time has come when your support could make a huge difference to the fate of the America’s Cup coming to the Bay.
In the October issue of Latitude 38 you’ll find profiles on the crew of seven cruising boats that passed through the Bay this month on their way south.
Three young sailors took the helm of SF Bay Adventures’ Freda B at SailFest yesterday.
The body of Hermosa Beach resident Richard Barras, 59, was found floating about two miles offshore Thursday evening after his 24-ft sailboat Seeya beached itself near the Redondo Beach pier.
The Bay is turning out some sterling conditions for the Melges 32 Worlds.
Capt. P.A. Dunn was nice enough to explain the story of two boats up on the beach at ‘Cojo’ that we wrote about in Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic.
If you’re reading this, you’re either a sailor or you want to become a sailor, and this weekend will offer some great opportunites no matter which you are.
Santa Barbara no longer holds the record, and judging from this photo taken from where Profligate is currently anchored off Stearns Wharf, it seems an unlikely candidate to have ever been.
Karen Metzner and event newcomer Joshua Bowden enjoyed sunny weather at China Camp last weekend while the rest of the Bay was shrouded in fog.
Wonder of wonders, the number of paid entries for this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha is tied with last year’s record of 193.
"I crewed on Jim Hassberger’s Valiant 40 Kanga on the way south to get ready for the Baja Ha-Ha," writes O’Neil Dillion.
The “big” in the ’10 Rolex Big Boat Series, IRC, works to weather.
Dodge Morgan, the first American to complete a non-stop circumnavigation and the fourth person ever to accomplish the feat, passed away on September 14 in Boston of complications from surgery for cancer.
As the South Pacific cruising season draws to a close, many voyaging sailors are poised to head south to New Zealand in order to avoid the imminent cyclone season in the tropics.
How to pay for health care is a huge concern for everyone, cruisers included.