“Yikes, he’s bearing down on us!” Needless to say, you’d need more than a retractable boat hook to fend off a fully laden Panamax ship.
There are many more large yachts in the Caribbean than on the West Coast of the United States.
You just never know when an Red Bull Youth AC boat is going to charge across the Bay, as one did this weekend during practice.
La Gamelle crosses the finish line at the end of the second circumnavigation.
Hop aboard one of the Bay Area’s many crewed charter boats and leave the pre-sail prep and post-sail cleanup to the professional crew.
A recent rash of outboard thefts on the Estuary is a good reminder for boaters to secure their motors.
We’ve been in the sailing business for 40 years, and we’ve noticed two big in changes.
Jeanne Socrates passed the halfway mark of her nonstop solo circumnavigation aboard Nereida on March 1.
When was the last time you checked the date on your flares, the status of your fire extinguisher and the number of lifejackets you carry on board?
Of all the winter offices of Latitude 38, this year’s is the most unusual — a former tattoo parlor at St.
The California sailing community has once again been thrown into mourning. San Diego’s Craig Williams, 36, died this weekend during the Islands Race.
The body of William Hoffman was found aboard his boat Dark Star, type unknown, on March 6 at the Perula anchorage in Chamela Bay on Mexico’s Gold Coast.
Located at Nuevo Vallarta’s Paradise Village Resort, the Vallarta YC has generously co-hosted our annual Mexico Pacific Puddle Jump Send-off Party ever since it opened 15 years ago.
One crewmember of James Gilmore’s San Diego-based Columbia Carbon 32 Uncontrollable Urge perished early this morning when the brand-new boat dragged anchor into the surf at San Clemente Island during the Newport-to-San Diego Island Race.
Raindancer was lost on a reef at Grenada. © 2013 John RogersMaybe it’s because wood yachts are organic, like us humans, that we find the loss of a wooden boat to be more depressing than the loss of a fiberglass or steel boat.
The weird tale of the theft of John Fruth’s Sausalito-based Oyster 82 Darling and her subsequent grounding at Pacifica’s Linda Mar Beach just keeps getting weirder.
Remember the lawsuit filed by Todd Tholke, the liveaboard musician and member of the St.
John Fruth’s Oyster 82 Darling took a pounding by the Pacifica surf for about 24 hours before she was finally pulled free.
Having managed to escape the snow of Newport, Rhode Island, and made it to St.
According to Darling’s owner, she was stolen from her slip in Sausalito. Parker Diving is en route to effect a salvage.
There’s a common perception among many non-sailors that access to our sport is difficult-to-impossible unless you’re a billionaire.
The following is Judy Lang’s detailed summary of what happened the night she and her partner Bill Lilly of Newport Beach were victims of an armed robbery aboard Bill’s Lagoon 470 catamaran Moontide.
Among the things that cruisers will learn about during our Vallarta YC Send-Off Party this afternoon, is the warm Polynesian welcome they’ll receive in the islands.
The March issue of Latitude 38 starts hitting all the usual Bay Area spots today.
After smashing the existing monohull sailing record from New York to San Francisco, the turboed Volvo 70 Maserati has hauled out at the KKMI boatyard in Richmond.
Longtime readers know that Latitude has always been averse to doing boat reviews.
The Coast Guard risks their lives during SAR missions. © USCGSpeculation is running rampant across the country that the distress calls received by the Coast Guard on Sunday, reporting that two adults and two children abandoned ship to a makeshift liferaft as their 29-ft sailboat Charm Blow sank out from under them, was a hoax.
The most amazing and exciting moment in yesterday’s US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards presentation came when Paralympic silver medalist Jennifer French stood up out of her wheelchair.
For many years Mike Johnson has been cruising to far-flung corners of the Earth with little fanfare.