Happy-Holidays-KKMI
Having ‘gone live’ yesterday with our online registration page for the 2012 Pacific Puddle Jump rally, we were excited to spread the word in today’s ‘Lectronic.
On Monday we reported that Harper’s Bazaar magazine identified cruiser favorite Punta Mita as the hottest destination in the world for celebrities.
If you were cruising the outside of Baja or the Sea of Cortez over the Thanksgiving weekend and found the last of your turkey sandwiches tasted a little grittier than normal, huge dust storms on November 27 could have been the reason.
Among the most interesting animals that cruisers encounter for the first time in the South Pacific is the coconut crab.
Stationary boats are much easier to photograph but you still need a motionless platform or you’ll end up with fuzzy pics.
Roger and Diana Frizzelle’s Catalina 470 Di’s Dream and John and Gilly Foy’s Catalina 42 Destiny, both from Alameda, battled it out in the last race of the Blast.
Yesterday’s second race of the Banderas Bay Blast was from La Cruz to Punta Mita.
After only 10d and 10h, Loick Peyron’s 131-ft trimaran Banque Populaire V has already opened up a 1000-mile lead over the reference time of the current Jules Verne Trophy holder, Franck Cammas’ Groupama 3.
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There are few things in life that we enjoy more than sailing. And by contrast, there are few things we dislike more than battling crowds of over-amped shoppers during the holiday season, while struggling to find meaningful gifts for the people we love.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve checked on your boat’s mooring lines, your lunch break would be an excellent time to do it.
The 34-ft sloop Waltzing Matilda was lost on the rocks at Punta Camarones, Mantanchen Bay, San Blas, yesterday morning in relatively calm conditions, report several cruisers on the scene.
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This lantern will definitely brighten up your favorite sailor’s holiday! © 2011 Southbound Solar Our solar-powered LED lantern is perfect for any boat.
Tomorrow is the first day of December, and that means that the December issue of Latitude 38 will be making its way around the Bay Area and beyond.
We’re sad to report that a liveaboard boater in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary drowned Friday night, apparently having fallen into the 55-degree water and becoming tangled in docklines or other rigging.
Need the perfect holiday gift for your favorite sailor? Check out our chandlery for T-shirts, tank tops, long-sleeve shirts, and hats — they make great stocking stuffers!
Over the holiday weekend, two of the three boats remaining in Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race made port in Cape Town, South Africa.
Whether you’re in Mexico or Montana, have a terrific Thanksgiving! © 2011 Lynn Ringseis No doubt you’ll be spending tomorrow with family doing all the traditional Thanksgiving things — pigging out on turkey and pumpkin pie, watching football, sleeping .
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As we’ve often written, we West Coast sailors generally have a much easier time getting to the tropics than do our sailing friends on the East Coast.
Emirates Team New Zealand once again reached the match racing semifinals. Although their run ended there, they still lead the AC World Series overall.
These two sailboats were rafted together in Richardson Bay…during a storm! © 2011 Tim Sell Though there was some wind associated with the low pressure system that passed through the Bay Area Saturday night and yesterday, the rain seemed to dominate.
Just when we thought things in the Volvo Ocean race had settled down, news came this morning that Puma Mar Mostro Powered by Berg had dropped its rig in the middle of the South Atlantic.
Who says you have to be old and gray – or have a $500,000 yacht – to go cruising?
If this weekend’s less-than-stellar Bay Area forecast already has you thinking twice about taking your boat out, just take a look at what Puget Sound sailors were actually eager to experience last weekend.
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The French don’t call the Doldrums the “pot au noir” for nothing. Ken Read’s Puma has already left them behind.
As we often point out, you don’t need a million-dollar yacht to access the much-envied lifestyle of international cruising.
Rob and Jan Anderson Triple Stars
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’re sad to report that Baja Ha-Ha vet Jan Anderson, 59, of the formerly Sausalito-based Island Packet 380 Triple Stars was washed overboard on Friday afternoon about 185 miles northwest of Bermuda while participating in the North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC).
"Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, is it ever great to be back in Mexico!" That’s all we and a lot of Mexico cruising vets have been saying in the last week as we moved on following the end of the Baja Ha-Ha rally.