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On Friday afternoon, Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line between the Créac’h lighthouse, France, and the Lizard lighthouse, Cornwall.©
In the December issue of Latitude 38 (pages 65-67) and in ‘Lectronic Latitude on November 20 and January 8, we told you about controversial plans to redevelop the Alameda Marina, on the Estuary side of the island.
The international sailing community has lost one of its best-loved father figures. On Sunday Australian billionaire Bob Oatley, 87, succumbed to a longtime illness.
Triple-overhead swell stacks up along the Sharp Park area in Pacifica. © 2016 Erik Simonson The pro surfers at Mavericks may have been delighted with yesterday’s 40-ft waves, but the huge surf that pounded the California coast in the wake of the most recent El Niño-enhanced storm prompted the closure of the Pacifica Pier, San Francisco’s Fort Point, and King Harbor Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, doubtless among other venues.
Following the recent march of storms and surging waters even inside San Francisco Bay, the National Marine Manufacturers Association last night made the tough decision to postpone the Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show.
In November, when preliminary plans were proposed that would drastically change the layout and character of Alameda Marina, it created a furor of protest and outrage among many local boaters.
Peter Jones and Jim Koss (at the helm) sailed the 1936 English 6-tonner Philippa, a new MMBA member, in the Master Mariners’ New Year’s Day Race.
Doublehanded ‘soul sailors’ Jonathan and Rebecca of Serenity. If the couple look a little rough, it’s because the photo was taken with a cheeseball Android phone in dim light.
Throughout the Caribbean Basin, many businesses and tourism promoters lightheartedly capitalize on the region’s legacy of piracy.
Just one last record before 2015 expired. Phaedo3
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3 broke one last record in 2015 by setting a new time of 1 hour and 5 minutes for rounding the Caribbean island of St.
The crew of this MacGregor 65 is defying the odds. © SailFuture What does society do with young people convicted of breaking the law?
Earlier this month we introduced ‘Lec Lat readers to the curious, perfectly square crystals that we found growing in our boat’s bilge.
As every experienced sailor knows, bad things can happen when you don’t — or aren’t able to — keep a constant lookout while underway.
Troy Sears’ 139-ft schooner America, a replica of the first winner of what would become called the America’s Cup, is already pre-registered for the 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race, the final event in her tour of North America and the Caribbean.
For many Northern California sailors, the most jaw-dropping ‘WTF’ news story circulating this week is a Lake County Record-Bee report that Russell Perdock has been appointed — not elected, appointed — mayor of Clearlake, the tiny town on the shores of the North Bay lake with the same name.
We’re not saying the Chinese at Mega is any healthier than the Chinese at a typical place in the States, but for less than $4, you get enough food to last all day. 
Mike and Shelly on their totally restored Peterson 44 Avatar are to windward of Tom and Helen’s Lagoon 42 Catatude at the start of the Punta Mita Race. 
US Sailing has teamed up with Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky to offer a newly conceived Maritime Heroes Award, aimed at recognizing "men and women who are making significant contributions to educate, volunteer, advocate or simply encourage participation in sailing within their community or beyond."
Even though the Annapolis YC fire was devastating, the situation might have been much worse if it had happened a few hours later, when the club would have packed with members viewing the annual Lighted Boat Parade.
We don’t usually get excited about things we find in the bilge. But during a haulout last summer we were astonished to discover a trove of ‘sparkling gemstones’ beneath the floorboards of our trimaran.
On Friday, we told the story of Francis Joyon’s IDEC Sport maxi trimaran setting a record for the Indian Ocean crossing from from Cape Agulhas in South Africa to Cape Leeuwin in southwest Australia.