And you thought it was cold at your marina lately! © Chris Maher Last week, when we ran a few photos of happy, barefoot cruisers celebrating Thanksgiving in the sunny latitudes of Mexico, we invited readers to send in snapshots of other on- or near-the-water Turkey Day celebrations.
Only UFS8 (#8) Ultra Flip Swivels made between June ’09 and October ’10 are included in Quickline’s recall.
When it comes to cruiser fundraisers in Mexico, the Banderas Bay Blast / Pirates for Pupils is a modest one, in part because it’s so early in the season that a lot of boats still haven’t arrived.
A wayward duckling gets some special instruction Sunday on inducing heel and trimming for light air.
Canadian cruiser Milan Egrmajer, 58, was killed on the evening of December 3 as a result of being shot four times by robbers attempting to board his Ericson 35 MkII Adena at a remote cove on the northwest coast of Honduras.
The final chance to show your support for San Francisco’s bid to host the 34th America’s Cup is coming up this Wednesday.
The Swan 80 Berenice took line honors in the ARC. © 2010 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers The fact that it took Marco Rodolfi’s Italian-crewed Swan 80 Berenice 14 days, 1 hour to be the first boat to complete this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is a testament to how light the winds have been for most of this year’s crossing.
Today is the third and final day of the Banderas Bay Blast, the ‘nothing serious’ cruiser regatta and social extravaganza now in its fifth year.
On November 29, a little more than a month after leaving Victoria, B.C.
We hate it when we make mistakes, and never more so when they reflect badly on somebody or some company.
If you’re suffering from the Christmas shopping blues — and your brain is about to explode from stressing out over what to buy for whom — we’ve got a splendid suggestion.
Ho ho ho! The December Latitudes are hot off the presses and headed your way for some holiday cheer.
The San Francisco Port Commission voted 3-0 yesterday on two proposals to host the 34th America’s Cup on the San Francisco waterfront.
In the tidepools of the Gulf and San Juan Islands, kids – like Hayden Stapleton – can find all sorts of fascinating creatures.
Alex was an avid outdoorswoman. © The Milski Family "It was on the first night of last year’s Banderas Bay Blast that we learned of the death of our daughter Alex in Costa Rica," write Jim and Kent Milski of the Colorado-based Schionning 49 Sea Level.
Patsy Verhoeven (right front) and friends are obviously pleased to be celebrating a barefoot Thanksgiving.
In July, we put out a call for a sailing host family for German exchange student Viviane Farke.
There wasn’t much racing scheduled this weekend, given the holiday, so instead of wrapping-up what wasn’t, we’ll give you a heads-up on what’s coming.
Ideal tropical sailing conditions are on tap for Wednesday’s start of the Banderas Bay Blast, three days of socializing, fundraising and ‘nothing serious’ cruiser-style racing just outside of Puerto Vallarta.
Whether you love to gorge on turkey, you sail a turkey of a boat, or are a turkey yourself, the crew at Latitude 38 would like to thank all of you for not only reading our quasi-literary efforts, but also for inspiring us with your stories and photos.
Apparently the revised budget figures that have been cropping up around the Host City Agreement negotiated between BMW Oracle Racing and San Francisco have delayed the approval process.
Why is it that governments often argue over the ownership of tiny, inconsequential places.
Profligate, floating in the mystic about half an hour before sunrise at Punta Mita, Banderas Bay.
The 25th running of the granddaddy of all cruiser rallies, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, got underway yesterday from the Canary Islands with a massive 233-boat fleet bound for Rodney Bay in St.
Last week, in the aftermath of this year’s Baja Ha-Ha rally, some cruisers headed to Puerto Vallarta, others went to Mazatlan and still others sailed on to La Paz — encouraged to do so by the promise of an elaborate welcoming fiesta.
If you were one of the dozens of people who showed up October 4 for the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee meeting to support San Francisco’s bid to host America’s Cup 34, then you know the impact your presence made on the tenor of the public comment.
Stanford’s varsity has Cal’s varsity hooked in the pre-start on Tuesday. © Sergei Zavarin Alumni, students, parents, spectators, and media converged on St.
Laura Dekker really seems to feel at home on the sea, but a challenging Atlantic crossing is still in front of her.
With the Ha-Ha having ended a couple of weeks ago and everyone having had a chance to recuperate, more events for cruisers are coming up in Mexico.
Lionel Lemonchois’ Prince de Bretagne blazes into Guadeloupe for the Multi50 win. © Marcel Mochet With less than 100 miles to go, Thomas Ruyant looks poised to win the 44-boat Class 40 division in the ’10 Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale.
Laura Zekoll was an avid sailor and adventurer, even after losing the use of her right arm from a motorcycle accident at 16.
We sorry to report that another singlehanded cruiser has lost his boat. This one, in the South Pacific.
One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is the opportunity to meet so many interesting southbound cruisers.
Sailors took advantage of this weekend’s sublime weather to shake out the sails and dry out the boat.
"We are happy to be alive, happy to be here, desperate to see our family," said British sailor Rachel Chandler at a news conference in Mogadishu.
Some folks think there isn’t much good sailing on the way from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.