Yes, there was a giant something-or-other in the background, but what caught our eye was the nice-looking Island Packet Peppermint Patty enjoying a pleasant reach down the Sausalito waterfront.
Forget the Warriors and Cavaliers — tomorrow in Bermuda will see a rematch for the ages, as Oracle Team USA  squares off against Emirates Team New Zealand to contest the 35th America’s Cup.
If you want a photographic example of how life is different in the islands than in the States, check out the photo taken by Mike Stout of the Redondo Beach-based Aleutian 51 Mermaid.
Do it the easy way.  Go online to sign your dad up for a gift subscription to Latitude 38 magazine, then write a note expressing your love of him and sailing.
Just another sunny weekend on the Bay. latitude/John
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC We recently caught Randy and Jennifer Gridley out on their new-to-them Sabre 38 MkII Aegea.
This past weekend, Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted its first annual One Design Offshore Championship in idyllic sailing conditions.
Chesapeake’s Yanmar diesel on the ground in San Diego. Chesapeake
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC Marine diesel mechanics have told us that most marine diesels go bad after about 4,000 hours.
How does the purveyor of the laid-back lifestyle remain so prolifically productive in such diverse and seemingly disparate activities as hotel development, songwriting, book writing, concert tours, opening restaurants, and even a new senior living development in Florida called ‘Latitude Margaritaville’ that is described as, ".
Wipe-out! Despite the Delta Ditch Run’s gnarly conditions — or perhaps because of them — the 28-boat Moore 24 fleet garnered 11 top-20 finish positions in PHRF Monohull.
After a slow morning of racing in Bermuda, several hundred clicks to refresh our browsers, and more than a little disgruntlement at the coverage of this year’s America’s Cup, it’s official: Team New Zealand just beat Artemis Racing 5 races to 2, and has realized a long awaited rematch with Oracle Team USA.  During the first (and ultimately abandoned) race of the morning, Artemis was over early at the start, and New Zealand was in the lead around the first mark for the first time in the Finals.
Some four dozen Alamedans took to their bikes on Sunday for a tour of separate proposed developments along the island’s North Waterfront designed to add housing, commercial space and public waterways access.
What a difference a few degrees of latitude can make. About a thousand miles to the north of Bermuda competitors in the OSTAR single- and doublehanded transatlantic race from Plymouth, UK, to Newport, RI, were clocked by heavy 60-knot winds and 45-foot seas 900 miles miles east of Newfoundland.
The Swedes are in and the Brits are out. Artemis came back to defeat SoftBank Team Japan 5 races to 3, while Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing was no match for the lightning-fast Kiwis.
Flying a big genoa in light morning breeze, Dave MacEwen’s SC52 Lucky Duck ducks in close to the Sausalito headlands after starting the Spinnaker Cup on May 27.
Are we fired up for tomorrow’s Delta Ditch Run? Heck yeah! latitude/Chris
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC The San Francisco Bay and Delta region heads into the weekend with unsettled weather.
The Half Moon Bay Yacht Club Women’s Sailing Program hosted its second Take the Tiller Workshop on June 3 to resounding acclaim.
A boat crew from Station Golden Gate assists a 32-ft sailing vessel that was taking on water near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Team Emirates New Zealand suffered a dramatic wipeout yesterday just before the start of a Semi-Final race against Land Rover BAR — all crew were accounted for and reported safe.
Is the sailboat-friendly Icom IC-M802 SSB an endangered species? © Icom Stan Honey, in addition to being probably the world’s best navigator, is the guy who created the incredible graphics that for the first time in history made sense of the America’s Cup and other races.
 Some of the best of the sailing life lies below the keel. © 2017 Tomorrow is World Oceans Day, which also aligns with this week’s UN Conference on the Oceans.
US Coast Guard station Oahu is seeking information on Sea Nymph, a Morgan 45 that had been sailing south from Oahu to the Marquesas, and is now considered long overdue.
If you’ve ever worn a wetsuit, then you know Jack O’Neill. Any surfer (or dinghy sailor) staying warm in frigid water owes their comfort to the pioneering O’Neill.
Pacific Ocean passagemakers are asked to be on the lookout for singlehander Richard Carr and his 36-ft Union cutter Celebration, which are missing.
A special Study Session of the Alameda City Council will take up the topic of development of Mixed Use sites, including Alameda Marina. A volunteer from Save Alameda’s Working Waterfront believes that "this is the meeting where we should be arguing for more dry-storage space.
How the magic happens on delivery day. latitude/John
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC The June issue of Latitude 38 was tucked into Bay Area delivery vans, postal service vehicles and FedEx trucks yesterday for distribution to all the usual places.
John Mott just emailed us with following questions: "My wife and I are departing the Pacific Northwest in September with a stop in Mexico and then direct for the Marquesas, two to three years in the South Pacific, then on to Australia, New Zealand and the Seychelles.
Snafu after the start of the Spinnaker Cup on Saturday. Steve McCarthy sailed with owner Karl Robrock in that section of the California Offshore Race Week.
In other, (and decidedly happier) Moore 24 news . . . When we last reported on Webb Chiles — the 75-year-old solo circumnavigator going for his sixth lap around the planet, this time in a Moore 24 — he’d left Durban, South Africa, made a pit stop on St.
When you pick up your June issue of Latitude 38, out tomorrow, be sure to check our Calendar for an overabundance of intriguing events, including the following regattas: The lake circuit will really ramp up in June, starting with Gold Country Yacht Club’s Go for the Gold on Scotts Flat Lake outside Nevada City this weekend.
With the Louis Vuitton Cup scheduled to kick off today — but postponed due to high winds — we thought we’d feature a Flashback Friday to 2013, as brought to us by Christine Smith.
With an extra day to frolic this weekend, we hope you’ll get your boat out or hop aboard someone else’s at some point over the next three days — you could even start your weekend early with a Friday night beer can race or sunset cruise.
A TP52 start at the 2017 Key West Race Week, which has offered tropical sailing underon turquoise water since 1988 for boats large… © 2017 …and small.
A day sailing the Bay is more than enough reason to smile.   latitude/John
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Long summer sailing days mean that San Francisco Bay is dotted with numerous boats shaking off the winter rains.
Where do you go to find an ice-cold, locally brewed IPA, a hot, delicious meal or a fine bottle of wine within a short walk from a dock or anchorage?