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Webb Chiles, the ultimate Zen sailor.latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCA man in his early 70s losing his vision in one eye but planning to do a circumnavigation on a Moore 24 ultralight?
Three years have passed since then-16-year-old Jessica Watson’s record-breaking nonstop solo circumnavigation, and casting has begun for a film based on her journey.
It’s been cloudy and rainy in San Diego for the last couple of days, and with the 149-boat Ha-Ha fleet slated to head south of the border one week from today, it looks like another couple of overcast days are ahead.
Neil Shroyer of Marina de La Paz reports that "we", by which we presume he means the Mexican Marina Owners’ Association, had a meeting with Immigration officials in Mexico City with regard to implementing the new immigration rules.
Although the focus of America’s Cup enthusiasts has now shifted to the big show next summer — the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series begins in July — its worth taking stock of the impact that the recent America’s Cup World Series has had on the Bay Area.
Owww! That wasn’t supposed to happen. But we’re not too surprised that it did.
Thankfully no crewmembers were injured in yesterday’s capsize of Oracle Team USA 17.
For many years it was Josh Slocum’s, then Dennis ‘Sexual Chocolate’ Rodman took over — and built a bedroom upstairs — and now it’s the Div Bar.
Former schooner Mirene celebrated her centennial on Friday with a ‘family’ birthday party.
We haven’t given this a whole lot of thought, but it seems to us that the leading causes of misery in this world might be corruption and a lack of shame. 
While lying in our bunk this morning, using our iPad to check Hurricane Paul‘s path toward Baja, we were reminded how dramatically cruising has changed in the last 30 years.
Having received nominations from around the world, the The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex recently announced the top male and female contenders for their prestigious Sailor of the Year Awards.
The summer sailing season may be coming to a close, but that just means mellow winter sailing on San Francisco Bay is just around the corner!
Seemingly good news for Ha-Ha boats and other early southbound cruisers! Last week we cautioned readers that there may be new Immigration rules in effect for cruisers heading south to Mexico this winter.
The Great Pumpkin Regatta really does have something for everyone. Great Pumpkin, and RYC in general, is family-friendly.
With the start of the 19th Annual ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ Baja Ha-Ha three weeks away, all 146 entries can consider themselves lucky that first night of the event coincides with a full moon.
Mexico — in the winter it’s the place to go! latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCWe want to let everyone know that Latitude 38 is aware that Mexico has published new immigration rules, some of which apply to boats carrying passengers for hire, some of which may apply to regular old cruising boats and many of which would appear to be impractical, if not impossible, to implement.
Last night we showed up at the Southwestern YC’s pre-Little Ensenada Race (San Diego to Ensenada) dinner expecting to enjoy nothing more than a cocktail and some chow.
If you’re a first-time cruiser who is about to head to Mexico and/or the South Pacific, it’s likely that you’ve purchased an HF radio with SSB and Ham capability.
Which is stronger, 3/8-inch Spectra line or 1/2-inch stainless steel? We’re not sure, but we’ve got some interesting data.
Hang onto your hat, the AC45s are at it again! © 2012 Lynn RingseisIf you’re a sailing fanatic, this week would be an ideal time to take a vacation from your workaday grind — or call in sick, starting tomorrow morning.
Mike and Jack Holden get Firebolt’s main ready on the morning of their doublehanded Round the Rocks Race.
Randy Leasure, who sailed this summer in the Singlehanded TransPac aboard his Westsail 32 Tortuga, was one of four SHTP vets at this weekend’s Westsail Rendezvous in San Leandro.
Start your week off right by picking up the October issue of Latitude 38 today.