The list of best ‘sailing movies’ is familiar and dated. There’s only been a handful of films featuring sailboats, and a hint at the lifestyle that draws us.
"This summer the Delta was so hot…" "How hot was it?" "It was so hot we stayed in the Bay." Delta Doo Dah vets Gene and Cheryl Novak planned to take their 9-year-old granddaughter Madison on Doo Dah 9 to escape the Sacramento heat.
Last weekend’s Drake’s Bay Race, a two-day event that combined OYRA and Singlehanded Sailing Society fleets, saw more wind than in the past few years.
In a ‘Lectronic Reader Submission from earlier this month, Janet Baker asked what we thought was an improbable question: "Have you ever had glacial ice in your whiskey?" The gauntlet thusly thrown down, we had a quick response from David Eberhard and Deborah Connors of San Francisco.
Latitude reader and cruiser Lee Panza reminded us that Richardson Bay is one of the hidden gems of the Bay Area.
Volvo Ocean Race Team Dongfeng rounds Fastnet Rock. © Jeremie Lecaudey / Team Dongfeng Every two years the Volvo Ocean Race has proven itself the best at giving couch sailors a chance to see and hear what it’s like to race around the world.
There is no Internet at Santa Cruz Island. If there were, we can imagine the number of boats anchored there in the summer would dramatically increase.  latitude/Richard
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC Several entries for this year’s Baja Ha-Ha — there are currently 123 — have indicated they plan on spending some of the fall at the Channel Islands.
A man has died after a possible propane explosion and fire aboard a sailboat at Marina Coral in Ensenada yesterday afternoon, according to reports from witnesses in the marina.
The 14th District of the US Coast Guard has been commemorating the 100th anniversary of Oahu’s Diamond Head Lighthouse, "a cultural icon and landmark," this summer.
The schooner Alert was wending its way through the 200+ islands of Casco Bay. latitude/John
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC While San Francisco Bay boasts steady breezes, a 12-month season and spectacular scenery, most local sailors still want to explore much of the rest of the sailing world.
Merlin’s delivery crew pauses to pose for a photo before departing Honolulu. They are: Larry Radcliffe, El Cerrito; Kody Reed, Monterey; Jack Everett, Chattanooga, TN; Steve Burke, Santa Cruz; Jeff Bowler, Moss Landing; Genevie Drew, Santa Cruz; and delivery captain Don Radcliffe, Santa Cruz.
The crew of a Marina del Rey-based 11:Metre are the first Americans to be invited to the class’s Scandinavian Nationals since 2002. Jamie Myer acquired Wolfhound five years ago, and the team has scored trophies in Santa Barbara to King Harbor races, Del Rey Yacht Club’s Berger/Stein Series and the Sunset Series King of the Hill.
By now, the August 1 issue of Latitude 38 should have made its way to the usual waterfront venues, plotting its course into the soon-to-be-ink-stained hands of West Coast sailors.
Why didn’t I think of that?  © 2017 James Tantillo At some point in your boat owning career, it’s likely that you’ll have to tension the belt(s) on your engine.
THIS STORY WAS UPDATED AT 2:40 p.m. A sailboat sank off Treasure Island over the weekend, according to reports from the Coast Guard.  John Boggs, one of our readers, said he saw a sunken ketch off the east side of Treasure Island on Sunday.
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.