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  With the arrival of Randy Leasure’s Westsail 32 Tortuga, the 18th Singlehanded TransPac has come to a close.
If you’re looking for an excuse to ditch work this week, we suggest you sneak out the back door, head down to your boat and go witness the departure of the 2012 Pacific Cup fleet.
After Bela Bartok‘s unfortunate abandonment early yesterday morning, 22 boats remain in the Singlehanded TransPac fleet, the last five of which will be finishing the race in the next two days.
After crossing 3,000 miles of open ocean en route to French Polynesia, it’s only natural that sailors would want to get together and socialize.
Early this morning, Derk Wolmuth on the 31-ft Vindo 40 Bela Bartok, an entry in the Singlehanded TransPac, activated his EPIRB about 450 miles off the finish line at Hanalei Bay on Kauai, and broadcast on the SSB that he was requesting a medical evacuation.
It’s not unusual to see lovely ladies aboard sailboats. But nine of them?
Brian VanderZanden on TurboCamper will have finished the 2,120-mile solo race by the time you read this.
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There was misfortune on the coast of Baja last month, as 81-year-old Bill Fox of San Francisco lost his Beneteau 42 Rocinante on the beach at Punta Redonda, which is about 9 miles down the Pacific Coast of Isla Margarita.
An army of top photographers participated in the Body Issue project. We have to assume Steven Lippman’s task – capturing Tunnicliffe’s winning form in rough waters – was one of the most challenging assignments.
The Vic-Maui race had a scenic start. © Andrew Madding / Bow Shot Productions As the Vic-Maui Race fleet are passing San Francisco Bay’s latitude (at 128 to 132 degrees longitude), they’re beginning to swoop south-southwest.
Within the southbound cruising community there’s been a lot of chatter lately about a new Mexican regulation which supposedly requires that "sea visas" be obtained in advance by all vessels heading south.
Truth at the start of the race just 8.5 days earlier. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC In an age when sailing records are ‘smashed’ by just a few hours — if not minutes — beating a 16-year-old transPacific record by nearly two and a half days is mind-blowing.
Groupama’s French skipper Franck Cammas lifts the Volvo Ocean Race trophy, claiming first place overall, at the final public prize-giving in Galway, Ireland.
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A newly arrived American couple were brutally attacked aboard their boat in the south anchorage near Isla Colon in Panama’s Bocas del Toro region early on Sunday morning, reports Don Winner in his Panama Guide.
“Don’t give up the ship!” That famous quote from the War of 1812 is the credo Holger and Tracy have lived during more then five years of ‘captivity’.
Al Germain’s Wyliecat 30 Bandicoot leads the way for Brian Boschma’s Olson 34 RedSky and Whitall Stokes’ Tartan Ten Slacker during Saturday’s start of the Singlehanded TransPac Race.
The final event in the 2011-12 AC World Series Championship — raced in purpose-built AC45 catamarans — drew to a close yesterday at Newport, RI, with Jimmy Spithill’s Oracle Team USA campaign taking series honors in the fleet racing, and Sweden’s Artemis Racing winning the Match Racing Championship.
The Moonlight crew just after they tied up at Santa Barbara YC. Left to right: Matthew, 38, Nick, 17, Jonathan, 16, and Jim Gibbs (age not disclosed).
An avant-garde conceptural art piece? No, it’s a shot of Emirates Team New Zealand crew members trying to sort things out after their boat took a dive during yesterday’s ACWS action.
This year’s start probably won’t be as windy as the beginning of the previous SHTP in 2010, but the racers won’t care – they just want to get started!
Due to a major hiccup at the printer, delivery of a large portion of the July edition of Latitude 38 magazine will be delayed until Monday.
With their pre-departure anxieties a distant memory, Puddle Jumpers were all smiles at the opening party of this year’s Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous.
Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were kidnapped by Somali pirates near the Seychelles in October ’09 and were released a little over a year later, are ready to head out again on their repaired Rival 38 Lynn Rival.