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"I was chartering in French Polynesia recently when I snapped this photo of Australian media magnate James Packer’s 288-ft luxury yacht Arctic P anchored near Bloody Mary’s in Baie De Povai, Bora-Bora," writes USCG Master and Club Nautique instructor Rod Witel.
Our hearts go out to the owner of Persuasion. There are many more hard, pointy things just below the surface in the Pacific Northwest than there are on San Francisco Bay.
The Bay Area was dazzled by beautiful sunsets last week, including this one photographed at Marina Bay in Richmond by Paul Kassatkin of the Hunter 40 Relax.
Volunteers at last year’s Coastal Clean Up Day receive some training. © Winston BumpusPrior to last year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day, Redwood City’s Sequoia YC and LA’s Port Royal YC worked with government agencies to develop a program that would encourage yacht clubs and their members to get involved in the annual statewide beach cleaning day "As a first time event for our club, I was concerned that we would not have enough volunteers," noted Sequoia YC Rear Commodore Winston Bumpus.
The crescent bay called Paradise Cove makes a comfortable overnight anchorage, but watch out for the kelp.
The inaugural SoCal Ta-Ta is a hit! latitude/Richard
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLCReggae Pon Da Ocean, baby!
Seen here in her former glory, the Terra Nova carried Scott’s party on their ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic.
Three of the dreadies warm up for the Ta-Ta. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCHey dreadies!
In this summer’s running of the Singlehanded TransPac from San Francisco to Kauai, Derk Wolmuth of the B.C.-based
"Please enjoy the attached video of our Franchman Alain Thébault‘s 60-ft foiler l’Hydroptère, the latest flying speed freak on the San Francisco Bay," writes Fredrik Hakanson.
l’Hydroptere set the San Francisco Bay speed sailing record on Friday. © Erik Simonson / l’HydroptereThe long Labor Day weekend was filled with exciting sailing news, but arguably the most thrilling of all was Alain Thébault’s 60-ft foiling trimaran l’Hydroptère DCNS‘s setting the nautical mile speed sailing record in San Francisco Bay.
Ready to rumble. Starting tomorrow, 66 boats will compete in the 48th Rolex Big Boat Series.
If you’re planning to sail to Mexico this fall — whether in the Baja Ha-Ha rally or on your own — an extra pair of hands to take on a few of those interminable middle-of-the-night watches will make your trip down the coast much more relaxing and pleasurable.
Today is the day that the September edition of Latitude 38 hits the streets all around the Bay Area, just in time for your Labor Day weekend reading pleasure!
On the heels of the highly successful AC World Series last week, Oracle Team USA’s AC72, the monster cat that will be used for the America’s Cup Finals next year, is slated to be launched this week (some say tomorrow).
When we showed up at the California YC in Marina del Rey with Profigate a couple of weeks ago to give a presentation, we were assigned the guest dock, which just happened to be about five slips down from the 72-ft Deerfoot II.
Sailors are a notoriously innovative bunch. There are few other applications where the use of duct tape and bailing wire seems to work quite as well — or last as long — as on a sailboat.