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Phocea held the title of ‘World’s Largest Sailing Yacht’ for 28 years. She was launched in ’76 as Club Mediterranee for Alain Colas’s OSTAR attempt.
Laura Dekker, the Dutch 16-year-old who became the world’s youngest solo circumnavigator (with stops) in January, has spent the last several months enjoying the the lush life in the South Pacific aboard her Jeanneau Gin Fizz Guppy, and is now bound for her birth country of New Zealand.
Liz Clark will be speaking twice this month in San Francisco. Swell
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCLiz Clark, who took off cruising, mostly singlehanded, aboard her Santa Barbara-based Cal 40 Swell at a young age, will be making two appearances in San Francisco later this month.
Every event can benefit from a theme, so we’re giving next month’s SoCal Ta-Ta — the week-long Southern California version of the Baja Ha-Ha from Santa Barbara to Two Harbors — a ‘Reggae on the Ocean’ theme.
The Red Cross hurricane app allows you to see the hurricane history of your favorite cruising grounds.
Sometimes boat names are funny, even if they weren’t meant to be. For example, a few days ago we were tied up at the Cal YC in Marina del Rey, and noticed a pretty good sized powerboat across the fairway.
A sunken boat? No, it’s upside-down photo of an upside-down diver. © 2012 Courtesy Kurt RollKurt Roll of San Diego loves a warm ocean.
Word has trickled down to us via the ‘coconut telegraph’ that an unidentified trimaran has been beached on a remote stretch of the west coast of Baja, roughly 22 miles north of Santa Rosalillita.
It’s a good thing the U.S. has Michael Phelps and many other gold medal winners in swimming and gymnastics – because our sailing team is coming up empty-handed.
Last Wednesday, August 1, Jeanne Socrates returned to Victoria, BC aboard her Najad 380 Nereida, completing a 29,000-mile solo circumnavigation via the five great capes: Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, Cape of Tasmania and the Southwest Cape of New Zealand.
Peter Yates’ Bethel Island Beach Party had its biggest showing ever. Kids cooled off in the water and the young-at-heart chilled out with cocktails.
Moonshine, the Dog Patch 26 sailed by Dylan Benjamin and Rufus Sjoberg, has convincingly won the Latitude 38 Performance Trophy for the best division finish in the 2012 Pacific Cup.
When we first met Howard and Judy Wang of Ventura back in 2005, they were about to set sail for French Polynesia with the Pacific Puddle Jump fleet.
The Central American cruising community was shaken this week at the news that longtime cruiser Cliff Vaughs was robbed by a group of thugs off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.
After being treated like royalty at Sugar Barge on Bethel Island for two nights, participants in the Delta Doo Dah rally had a hard time believing they’d receive as warm a welcome somewhere else.
There is a saying around courtrooms that once you’ve gone to see a lawyer, you’ve already lost.
Drop everything! The new edition of Latitude 38 just hit the streets! ©If it feels like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, we can’t solve your problems for you, but we can prescribe a temporary distraction.
The Delta Doo Dah fleet left yesterday en masse from Vallejo YC, which energized the fleet with tons and tons of excellent grub!
Competition began yesterday (Sunday, July 29) in three of the 10 Olympic sailing classes, with finals in all classes scheduled for the week of August 5-11.
Well, this should help Lake County residents sleep well at night. Former deputy sheriff Russell Perdock was appointed to the Lake County Fire Protection District board of directors last week.