An experienced 38-year-old British sailor crossing from Osaka, Japan — where he’d been working for the last three years — to Hawaii, with plans to continue on to Southampton, UK, reportedly fell overboard on Saturday night about 575 miles west of Midway Atoll.
The May issue of Latitude 38 is coming at you! latitude/Annie
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s May Day and you know what that means: Latitudes for all the workers of the world!
“Hey, what are you doing breaching on our race course?”
“No, what are you doing sailing in my swimming pool?” © 2013 Jay Ailworth Talk about having a ‘whale of a good time’.
Dennis Olson of Santa Rosa sent us the following report about having big fun aboard little boats on Tomales Bay.  “I think we should launch,” said Dave McEligot, the best sailor of the group.
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"Cruisers in the Sea of Cortez have been pretty casual about securing their dinghies overnight, usually just tying them to the stern of the mothership," writes Jon Doornink of the Puerto Escondido-based Morgan Out-Island 37 Seadream.
Each year we order new and different items to sell at Strictly Sail Pacific and to stock our logowear shelves here at the office.
"At about 2:45 a.m. on April 20, Bridget woke up hearing what she thought was someone on the foredeck," reports Bruce Eastman of the Brisbane-based Alberg 35 Sojourn.
Sleek, sexy and apparently faster than its predecessor, the new #17 is the latest speed machine purpose-built to defend the America’s Cup for Oracle Team USA.
American entreprenuer James Clark founded several very successful Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics and Netscape, and after he did, got into sailing in a big way.
During a passage of nearly 3,000 miles it’s a thrill to break up the daily routine with an equator-crossing celebration.
If your boat is federally documented — as opposed to simply being registered in your state — expect to start paying a new $26 annual fee to renew.
SEA will host a week-long sailing camp for local youth this summer. © 2013 Sailing Education Adventures Sailing Education Adventures of San Rafael operates a youth sailing program for the kids of Canal Alliance and the Canal District’s Bahia Vista Elementary School.
Nor’Sea owners and fans gathered at Oakland YC last weekend in appreciation of their favorite design.
Emmanuel Uren got such a kick out of assisting on the Royal Malta YC’s race committee boat, he joined the club!
One year after the tragic Low Speed Chase incident during the Full Crew Farallones Race, in which five sailors died, survivor Bryan Chong reflects on that horrific event and the lessons he has taken from it: "There’s nothing in life more absolutely devastating than the loss of a loved one.
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Regular readers will be familiar with Bay Area sailor Ronnie Simpson for his many sailing exploits, including a couple of Singlehanded TransPacs, as well as for staging sailing clinics for wounded veterans (Simpson was wounded in Iraq and feels strongly about helping other wounded soldiers).
Paradox during the just-completed Bucket. latitude/Doña de Mallorca
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC After two winters of extremely successful racing in the Caribbean, San Franciscan Peter Aschenbrenner’s 63-ft Nigel Irens/Benoit Cabaret trimaran is, according to multihull guru and crewmember Cam Lewis, headed for San Francisco.
Christmas at sea onboard Mhadei. © 2013 Abhilash Tomy Even as we were writing about one benchmark Asian circumnavigation, another one was not even on our radar.
Steve Schmidt relentlessly raced his Santa Cruz 70 in fun Caribbean races. Having owned his boat since ’91, we wonder if anyone has sailed more miles in a SC70.
Sailors, like everyone, are resistant to change. When it was announced that the America’s Cup would be sailed in multihulls, monohull lovers the world over voiced their outrage.