The 2nd Half Opener saw a dramatic photo finish on Saturday, as two Express 37s were neck and neck on the Oakland Estuary in the final stretch to the finish line in front of Encinal Yacht Club.
Among the exciting regattas coming up in the month August, we’re particularly paying attention to the following.
There are lots of reasons for signing up for the September 10-16 SoCal Ta-Ta Rally from Santa Barbara to Catalina, starting with the fact that it’s the only ‘Reggae ‘Pon Da Ocean’ sailing event in the world.
A huge fire last week at a marina in Texas destroyed as many as 20 boats, but caused no injuries.  © 2017 KXAS-TV (NBC5) The Highport Marina in Pottsboro, Texas — sitting on Lake Texoma, straddling the Texas/Oklahoma state line and about an hour away from Dallas — was said to be the "largest facility of its kind .
The following comes to us from David James as part of our Reader Submission Series (if you have a good sea story or a great photo, please send it here):   "There are some traditions on the Bay that are deserving of resurrection.
This story [which has been updated as of 1 p.m.] comes courtesy of Anne Russell in response to our Cover Contest, where we were also soliciting general sailing news, stories and photos.
The victorious locals of Team Killian celebrated their win at Balboa YC. © 2017 Longpre Photos Sailing for the host club, Balboa Yacht Club, 20-year-old Christophe Killian won the Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship on July 17-22 in Newport Beach.
While prowling the Sausalito waterfront we came across this sleek new 50-footer recently delivered to a Bay Area owner.
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©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’ve had this photo on our Facebook page for about a week, and have gotten over 100 quippy entries.
Edward Marez’s Santa Cruz-based SC70 Buona Sera crossed the Diamond Head finish line of the Transpac on Saturday evening.
If you thought that Francis Joyon’s time for crossing the North Atlantic solo from New York to the UK was fast, wait until you hear this.
A majority of the 114 boats already signed up for the the 24th Baja Ha-Ha will be making the trip for the first time.
As the Wanderer pointed out to us, "Francis Joyon, without really trying, broke the Transatlantic record."
During the latter stages of the recently completed 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, the question wasn’t whether Emirates Team New Zealand was going to beat Oracle Team USA — they thrashed them 7-1 — but what boats and format the Kiwis would elect to use in the 36th Match.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is looking for adventurous Washington State residents to take up the challenge in its next edition. The
On Friday, we asked if you’ve ever sailed with a ‘Captain Bligh’, or a skipper who is calm and even charming on shore, but screams and belittles their crew once at sea — especially racing.
Last chance to fill out the Latitude 38 reader survey. The online survey will close down this Friday, July 14. After
Bill Lee’s 68-ft sled Merlin started the Transpac on Thursday. Pro sailor Morgan Larson drove the start.
According to sharks, rich people just taste better than poor people.  Somebody on Facebook
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Here’s a photo to give a belly laugh to those who are envious of the obscenely wealthy crowd that owns mega-yachts.
Working together, the US Coast Guard, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, Vortex Marine Construction and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District are planning for the removal of the sunken 112-ft freight barge Vengeance. The