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An action-packed weekend is in store for racers on San Francisco Bay, Folsom Lake, and Lake Tahoe.
Never let it be said that this year’s edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has been dull.
Spinnakers can be put to great use on the Delta Doo Dah. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Last Monday, registration for the Delta Doo Dah Fab 4 opened when ‘Lectronic Latitude was posted.
She’s indeed a paradox, meaning she defies reason, for she’s a cruising boat built on a chassis, as it were, of an ORMA 60 racing trimaran, one of the fastest, wildest and most fragile racing classes ever.
Ka’iulani’s majestic presence won’t be felt on the Bay until next year. © 2012 Jim Rimmer It was clear, sunny and calm this Saturday when the Sausalito-based 86-ft gaff schooner Ka’iulani cast off her dock lines and headed for Tahiti.
Sailors from all over the Bay Area and beyond are clearing their calendars this week in order to make the most of the annual Strictly Sail Pacific boat show (April 12-15) at Oakland’s Jack London Square.
The full-throttle sailing times keep on coming in the Caribbean for locals and visitors alike, including many sailors from Northern California and elsewhere on the West Coast.
There’s something about this tropical ridge line that gave it a special name.
Longtime Changes in Latitude contributor and former Monterey resident Frank Ohlinger went missing off Palau on Sunday after the plane he was piloting lost its GPS at night.
“Hurray! Let the games begin!” latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’re thrilled to announce that the Delta Doo Dah ‘Fab 4’ edition, July 28-August 3, is now open for registration.
Thanks to a well-coordinated effort by several US Coast Guard resources, two injured crew were safely transported Sunday from the Clipper Round the World Race vessel Geraldton Western Australia to the cutter Bertholf.
In Friday’s preview of the four-race Voiles de St. Barth, which begins tomorrow and will run through Saturday, we incorrectly reported that one of the entries would be Rambler 100, which participated last year — and then late in the summer flipped off Fastnet Rock during England’s Fastnet Race.
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, rounded Cape Horn at 12:55 UTC today, in first place, during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil.
Two sailors were rescued by the Coast Guard in the early morning hours yesterday after their 34-ft sailboat was rolled and dismasted near the entrance to Morro Bay.
We don’t normally report on medical issues, but notes from a couple of sailors currently traveling in Mexico have put whooping cough into the spotlight.
After many, many, many public meetings on the subject, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors finally — and unanimously — agreed yesterday to host the 34th running of the America’s Cup.
Charter a boat out of St. Martin for the next Bucket and you can see action like this, with the 141-ft Frer’s ketch Rebecca, on the left, battling it out with the 115-ft Hoek Firefly, center, and the the 140-ft Dubois Ganesha on the right, as seen in a gybing duel near the end of the third race.
"My wife Heather and I have recently been sorting through all our sailing memorabilia," writes Ted Taylor of the Canada-based Coast 34 Tether, "and one of the items was a series of articles from Latitude listing the ‘Some Like It Hot Rally’ participants who had registered at the Broken Surfboard Restaurant in Cabo between November ’94 and February ’95.
It will only be a few months before many members of the this year’s Mexico cruising class leave the mainland to head up to the spectacular cruising grounds of the Sea of Cortez.