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The Santa Barbara Independent has published a fascinating piece on smuggling between Mexico and California that also offered more details in the death of USCG Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III on Sunday.
As Tahitian drummers pound out an ancient cadence, a Puddle Jumper arrives at Moorea’s Opunohu Bay during the annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous.
Records have been breaking left and right over the last several days. First we reported that Paul Larsen broke his own on-the-water sailing speed record of a few days before — first with 59.37 knots over 500 meters on November 16, then again with 65.45 knots on November 24 sailing on Namibia’s Walvis Bay with his innovative Vestas Sailrocket 2.
Although you may have to wade through hip-deep water to get yours, the December edition of Latitude 38 is being distributed today in the Bay Area and beyond.
On days like this, we hope that the sailors back on San Francisco Bay are enjoying fine weather, too.
Longtime Bay Area racer Chris Corlett — seen here with his son Jesse at this summer’s Pacific Cup finish line — passed away last week.
Now celebrating its 27th year, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) got underway from the Canary Islands yesterday with a fleet of 192 boats from at least 29 countries.
With modern advances in science and technology, it seems that new things are always being discovered, be it a miracle drug, a cure for a disease or a previously unknown species.
© Vincent Riou / PRB / Vendee Globe There’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 Hansen If 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.
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