Sir Russell Coutts (l) and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee shake hands after agreeing to bring the 34th America’s Cup to San Francisco in 2013.©
A great group of women circumnavigators-to-be lunching at Bora Bora. Left front: Laurie (and Richard) Owen on Nexus, a US-based 58-ft semi-custom cat; Left back: Jenny (and Jonathan) Crowe on Merlyn of Poole, an Oyster 45 from Great Britain; Back center: Suzana Buraca, World ARC Rally Control; Right back: Cathy (and Charlie) Simon of the Spokane / Nuevo Vallarta-based Taswell 58 Celebrate; Next right: Sandra (and Tom) Frank on Sweet Pear, a Switzerland based Outborn 44l; Right center: Dawn (and Michael) Roberts on ViVo, a US-based F/P 60-foot cat; Right front: Tracey (and Tim) Ramsey on Folie a Deux, a U.S.-based
The US Coast Guard is tasked with keeping American waterways as safe as possible, and one of the latest manifestations of that responsibility is the development of ‘virtual’ nav symbols designed to show up on electronic charts and AIS monitors.
Is this man a threat to society? Nah, but he does occasionally like to dress up like a pirate.
On May 2, Hurst Lehmann, 59, of Germany, having sailed his 47-ft boat across the Pacific from Mexico, sought a berth at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor on the lee side of the Big Island.
The Class Rule has been released for the latest generation of America’s Cup catamarans, to be called AC62s.
The splendid wooden brigantine Matthew Turner is taking shape in Sausalito. Come celebrate her progress tomorrow at the build site.
Latitude was happy to donate this outboard bracket to Rimas – who is instantly likeable and genuine - although we can’t imagine it will be much help getting around Cape Horn.
Sacramento-based singlehander Andrew Henry Ewing, 31, was found dead on Angel Island yesterday, ending an extensive, multi-agency search.
On June 2, MiTAC Digital Corporation of Santa Clara, makers of Magellan GPS units, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the NAV 1000, the first commercially available handheld GPS.
Most of us know that mainland California is suffering from a serious drought.
Although a comfortable lead has been established, it’s still a very long way to Barcelona.
Current America’s Cup defender, Golden Gate YC (Oracle Team USA) and challenger of record for AC 35, Hamilton Island YC (Team Australia) have come to an agreement on the protocol governing the 35th America’s Cup.
Looking sweet minutes after her launch, Freda should be seen skimming across Bay waters soon.
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Remember that classic scene in one of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movies where Johnny Depp’s character arrives at a dock aboard a leaky skiff and steps ashore just as it sinks out from under him?
Forget the yardwork, pick up a copy of the new Latitude 38 instead, and head for the hammock.
Weather permitting, the Hokule’a will depart today from Hawaii to Tahiti, the first long leg on her around-the-world cruise.
All hope of finding Cheeki Rafiki‘s crew alive was lost Friday, when US Navy divers confirmed that the life raft of the overturned Beneteau 40.7 was still aboard.
If you have a soft spot in your heart for vintage wooden sailing craft, you won’t want to miss the much-anticipated launch of the historic sloop Freda May 31 at Sausalito’s Spaulding Wooden Boat Center (located at the end of Gate Five Road).
Amanda got off the 2014 Eastern Pacific hurricane season with a powerful start, as her winds to 135 knots made her one of the most powerful May hurricanes on record.
When Seaquel’s owner, John Berg, explained to a state agency that he didn’t have the means to salvage her, they organized contractors to pull her off the reef and destroy her yesterday © 2014 John Dour After the Ventura-based Nordic 40 Seaquel was driven onto the Kona coast late Sunday night, there was initial hope — at least among some observers — that she might be salvageable.
Jeff and Annie Cook’s bristol 33-ft Sprague Annie sailing through Carquinez Strait on the way upriver.
Crissy Fields is giving her dad Latitude 38 shirts and hats for Father’s Day.
There have been a number of blundered yacht and ship launchings over the years, as evidenced from compilations on YouTube.
The U.S. Coast Guard search for the four Brit crew — Andrew Bridge 22, James Male 24, Steve Warren 52, and Paul Goslin 56, — of the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki, which apparently sank on a trip from Antigua to England, will be called off for a second time if nothing is found by tonight.
By Monday morning the big southern swells had lain down substantially along the Kona coast.
One of the best parts of cruising is meeting new people — or, as is often the case, reconnecting with old friends.
Hugo Boss‘ dismasting and subsequent repairs in Newport, Rhode Island may have grabbed the headlines, but there’s a lot more going on in the nation’s smallest state right now.