There was some interesting information disclosed about the Artemis America’s Cup campagin in a June 27 New York Times article by Christopher Clarey: The May 9 incident in which Artemis capsized and broke apart was, in the words of Loïck Peyron, a "classic capsize situation." Peyron, a Frenchman who is perhaps the most experienced and successful big multihull racer in the America’s Cup, is one of the two helmsmen for Artemis and was following the cat in a chase boat at the time of the accident.
Hold on tight, you’re in for a wild ride this month! latitude/Annie
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC As a special weekend treat for our readers, we’re distributing the July issue of Latitude 38 today rather than wait until Monday, July 1.
Hiro Iwamoto (left) tries to hold it together at a news conference. He and sighted crewmember Jiro Shinbou were rescued from a liferaft after their Bristol Channel Cutter hit a large piece of flotsam 800 miles off Japan and sank.
Sailor David Hammer has a predicament.  He’s set to do a week’s yacht charter in Croatia soon aboard a Leopard 40 cat.
Friends and authorities are beginning to fear the worst for the seven sailors aboard the classic 70-ft American staysail schooner Nina, as the vessel hasn’t been heard from since June 3.
Yann Elies sailed his Beneteau Figaro II Groupe Queguiner to his second consecutive victory in the Solitaire du Figaro.
Marin County’s Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, shared some interesting opinions on the 34th America’s Cup with Tom FitzGerald in last Friday’s SF Chronicle.
The MOD70 Spindrift capsized in the La Route du Princes. © 2013 Chris Schmid / Spindrift Racing In the upcoming July issue of Latitude 38, we give two reasons for preferring MOD70 trimarans over AC72s for the America’s Cup.
Sadly, in the modern era of America’s Cup racing, contentiousness between competitors off the water has sometimes been more explosive than on the race course.
A tragedy unfolded Friday afternoon when a woman’s minivan careened across Marina Green and into the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay.
At Sunday’s Wooden Boat Show, owners give visitors a rare opportunity to inspect their beloved sailing crafts from stem to stern.
For about the last four days or so, Passage Weather has predicted that the weather off the Pacific Coast of mainland Mexico will feature a couple of pretty strong tropical storms, one of which they forecast will sweep by not far from Puerto Vallarta and up toward Cabo San Lucas.
This isn’t exactly about sailing, but we think it’s important enough to mention anyway for a couple of reasons.
Summer Sailstice organizers ordered perfect weather  sunny & in the 70s  for this weekend celebration of sailing in Alameda (or wherever you are).
In the wee hours of March 4, three people eased the $2.8-million Oyster 82 Darling out of her slip at Sausalito Yacht Harbor and sailed her as far as Pacifica before grounding her on Linda Mar Beach.
Heads up for those in SoCal that reservations made on the SDHPD mooring online reservation system for the A-1/La Playa Anchorage for July 4-8 are no longer valid and that space will be on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a special notice from the Port of San Diego.
The Nicaraguan government has just approved a contract for HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co.
Teams for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup — sailed in AC45s — are training hard for the September 1-4 regatta.
Release of the revised Louis Vuitton racing schedule July 7, forced many would-be spectators to re-examine their viewing plans.
Known as the heaviest wave in the world, when Teahupoo gets revved up to full power, it’s an awesome sight.
 Just a reminder to pop on over to www.summersailstice.com/sf to enter for a chance to win a pair of VIP box tickets to see the Steve Miller Band and the Doobie Brothers on June 21 — of course!
Chris Gage’s Express 27 Ergo leads the charge upriver in shorts and T-shirts, ready for Stockton’s 107-degree temps.
 As reported earlier, the Bay Area sailing community lost one of its most beloved ‘elder statesmen’ last month.
If you’re planning to submit a Classy Classified for the July issue of Latitude 38, be aware that the deadline is this Saturday.
Latitude readers may remember John Lubimir, the likable singlehander from the East Coast who came to California in 2012 to sail in the Singlehanded TransPac.
In the June issue of Latitude 38, this writer reported on the foiling trimaran l’Hydroptère and their upcoming TransPacific record attempt.