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© Vincent Riou / PRB / Vendee GlobeThere’s no denying that the Vendée Globe is a race of attrition.
"On November 12, we had our dinghy — with outboard motor attached — stolen while at anchor at Isla de Piedra outside of Mazatlan," report John Gratton and Linda Hill of the San Francisco-based Hans Christian 33 Nakia.
Celestial anchored at peaceful Palmyra Atoll. © Scott HansenIf you’re planning a trip to the Republic of Kirbati anytime soon, you’d do well to heed the advice of circumnavigators Scott and Donna Hansen who just returned to Hawaii aboard their Tripp 47 Celestial.
A meme that’s been trending on Facebook over the last couple days shows a woman pushing a shopping cart with the caption, "Black Friday: Because only in America do people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have."
John Rice, a marine engineer, spent 18 years building Argonaut. She has a steel hull and deck, and an aluminum house.
Regular readers will recall our previous posts on the fate of the famous Sausalito-based schooner Lord Jim.
Frequent Changes in Latitudes contributor Wendy Hinman will be signing copies of her book Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Twenty IMOCA Open 60s started the Vendée Globe; 18 remain. © Jean-Marie Liot / DPPIThe Vendée Globe, the nonstop solo race around the world, got off to a rough start this weekend.
Every boat ever built has had mysterious and strange modifications made to it by its many owners.
Scot Free and the rest of the fleet had smooth sailing down Baja.
The first Artemis Racing AC72 was christened in Alameda on Monday. © Sander van der Borch / Artemis RacingIf you thought the devastating loss of Team Oracle’s AC72 USA 17 meant you wouldn’t get to watch one of the monster cats plying the waters of San Francisco Bay for several months, then you obviously forgot about the Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing.
Some of the flotsam from USA 17 has been repurposed into a “flying” machine.
On the same weekend for 19 of the last 20 years, the Poobah has ventured into a San Diego Costco to provision Profligate, the Ha-Ha mothership.
"The Northern California Offshore Racing Council Safety Committee has posted a draft of the minimum equipment requirements for offshore races, and we’re seeking public comment," writes OYRA President and Safety Committee member Andy Newell.
Despite stacking the deck with dozens more women than men, somehow the hombres won the tug-of-war this year.
As the fleet motorsailed toward the starting line last Monday, fleet members got extra credit for wearing their costumes — the more elaborate the better.
Normally Latitude 38 is all about sailing, but since the late Steve Jobs was so local, and was certainly the greatest entreprenuer of the Baby Boomer generation, we present the first views of the 250-ft boat he was having built in The Netherlands.