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The Port of San Diego’s new promotional video promises excellent AC 35 viewing potential within the harbor’s natural ‘sailing stadium’.Port
Northern California is known for cutting edge innovation, but there is one sailing area in which the stodgy old Northeast seems to out-innovate us.
We received many responses to Friday’s Photo of the Day quiz. The most popular answer was Lake Powell, on the state line of Arizona and Utah.
We can’t count the number of owners and skippers of catamarans with forward cockpits who have told us they never get wet in those cockpits, even when sailing to weather.
Loïck Peyron completed the Route du Rhum more than half a day ahead of his nearest competition, crossing the finish line just past midnight in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
A father taking his son on a sailing trip to the South Pacific is a dream come true for many sailors, but when you don’t get permission from the boy’s other parent, it’s called kidnapping and will turn that dream voyage into a nightmare.
The media have done an outstanding job of getting the public worked into a lather over Ebola, even though it’s statistically more likely for an American to die in a bouncy house than from the deadly virus.
Baja Ha-Ha stop #2: remote and undeveloped Bahia Santa Maria. © Google MapsIn stark contrast to the light air of Leg 1, the second leg of the 21st Baja Ha-Ha rally was a rompin’ stompin’ beam reach right down the rhumbline to Bahia Santa Maria.
Loïck Peyron, age 54, on the Maxi Solo trimaran Banque Populaire VII, has stretched out his lead to 150 miles in the Route du Rhum from Saint-Malo, France, to Guadeloupe.
The Route du Rhum started yesterday from Saint-Malo, France, in the rain. © 2014 Trépia de Pierre Yves Lautrou / ExpressTwo lost keels, broken amas, downed masts and a collision with a container ship – yes, the Route du Rhum has started.
Brad Webb celebrates after Oracle’s victory in America’s Cup 34. © 2014 Oracle Team USARight next to AT&T Park, between the Giants’ fabulous victory on Wednesday and Friday’s parade, SailSFBay managed to slip in a Thursday-night meeting at South Beach Yacht Club to discuss growing sailing participation in the Bay Area and to hear Brad Webb describe his rewarding path up the ladder of sailing.
Craig on Seahorse V maximizes his relaxation while taking in the game: There was a great turnout for the annual baseball extravaganza, where every batter got as many pitches as he or she needed to get a hit.
The docks at Saint-Malo look just like the Corinthian YC at the start of the Singlehanded TransPac.
Meet the new X, not the same as the old X. GGYC set their new X buoy in time for the start of the midwinters tomorrow.
No tricks here, just the treat of Latitude 38’s November issue. You’ll be able to pick one up at the usual places, and our digital editions will be posted later this afternoon.
A GoPro selfie from current VOR leader Team Brunel. © 2014 Stefan Coppers / Team Brunel/Volvo Ocean RaceThe great thing about one-design racing is that the competition is tight – once you’re in the lead you know that no other boat is physically faster.
It’s a rare Baja Ha-Ha start when San Diego doesn’t serve up the sun the Mexico-bound cruisers are seeking on their southern migration, and this year was no exception.
Day 3 of the 21st Baja Ha-Ha dawned with patchy clouds, as the 131-boat fleet approached Turtle Bay, 360 miles south of San Diego.
Costumed fleet members took over the parking lot of the Shelter Island West Marine, the fiesta’s co-sponsor. 
Latitude 38 runs Calendar listings every month for events at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, an historical treasure on Hyde Street Pier at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf.
Long may she run? This wood beauty has been running in style for more than 100 years.
Crew positions are apparently still fluid on some Ha-Ha boats. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCAfter months of preparation and perhaps the expenditure of a few dollars, the skippers of Baja Ha-Ha XXI, the cruisers’ rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, have completed all preparations for the Monday-morning start, and will be spending Friday, Saturday and Sunday relaxing, making new friends, and seeing the sights of San Diego.