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Last Saturday’s well attended Manuel Fegundes Seaweed Soup Regatta hosted by the GGYC reminded everyone in attendance what midwinter racing is all about — patience with more than a dab of frustration.
In the aftermath of the abrupt closure of Nelson’s Marine last May, a wide variety of boats and marine equipment remained unclaimed on the boatyard’s property at 1500 Ferry Point, Alameda.
The Bay Area’s calm wintertime weather serves as a dramatic contrast to the wet and wild conditions experienced during the recent Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
For the sake of American and Canadian boat owners, the country of Mexico, marine businesses and workers in Mexico, and marine businesses and workers on the west coast of the United States, we beseech you to take a few minutes to send your thoughts to Mexican and US officials, as well as the US media.
With the potential of freezing weather, strong winds and rain, it’s a mystery why roughly 350 boats turn out annually to do the Three Bridge.
This summer two historic ocean races to Hawaii resume their bi-annual starts in the Bay — The Singlehanded Transpac and the Pacific Cup.
Will marina pricing inspire a new era of curbside parking? latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Looking at this image of a sailboat in odd surroundings we were reminded of a couple of times when we couldn’t remember for the life of us exactly where we parked our car.
This morning the amazing Earth Wind Map gives us a vivid depiction of the strong winds currently hammering New England and Northern Europe.
"One of the reasons Mexico remains a Third World country is because it continues to appoint people to positions of power who don’t have any idea what they are doing."
Whether your style of sailing finds you riding the rail or perched in a cozy corner of the cockpit, our January publications hold lots of great info for you.
The new year is a time for reflection and fresh starts. Every January we reflect on the top stories of the previous year in our Year In Review feature, but we also like to tip our hats to a handful of the year’s top sailing stories here in ‘Lectronic.
A source told us that of the 50 or so boats ‘impounded’ in this marina, only three didn’t have Temporary Import Permits or had other paperwork problems.
Old pal and former Latitude coworker Herb McCormick has spent the last few years working on a biography of ‘the first couple of cruising’, Lin and Larry Pardey, and the final product has just been released.
The holidays are almost in full swing, and since our January issue is off to the presses, it’s time for us to take a well-deserved break and enjoy some time with our families and friends.
We sure hope not, although thanks to the actions of a new sub-agency of Hacienda (the Mexican IRS) called AGACE, it appears the country is on the verge of doing just that — and even worse, perhaps setting the stage for possible problems with the United States government.
There are still a few opportunities to get some racing in before Christmas if you’ve gotten all of your holiday shopping done (see the next story if you haven’t).
One of the more dramatic moments on Esprit’s recent Atlantic crossing. Esprit
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Because Latitude is based on the West Coast, we usually feature sailing photographs from California, Mexico or the South Pacific.
While much of the sailing world is stuck in the dead of winter, things are just now heating up down under, with the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race now just about a week away.
We’ve got an update of a product we previously reported on, and a new product that may be of interest to many cruisers.
Is Bill Gates getting tired of the Seattle gloom? Who knows, but Cascade Investment, which he and Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal own 95% of, just told the securities and exchange commission they are paying $200 million in cash for the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, plus an adjacent 48-acre parcel of development land.
The inaugural Audi Melges 20 Worlds concluded Saturday in Key Largo, Florida after four days of intense racing and picture-perfect conditions.
In the November 11 ‘Lectronic, we noted that several local shutterbugs were competing for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Year contest.
The Coasties from Station Bodega Bay will conduct a free public flare demo and training session tonight at 5 p.m.
Practical Sailor has a blog site where one contributor offered up the following on the subject of cruising rallies: "The big problem (with rallies) is the illusion of group security.