The 750-mile Baja Ha-Ha cruising rally kicked off on Sunday, October 29, under sunny skies in the parking lot of the San Diego West Marine store located near the heart of Shelter Island.
The following is a dispatch from John Tysell.  It was June of 1979, and I had just completed my first long-distance race on my Cal 3-30 Soufriere, a 30-ft sloop I purchased in November 1975 to race on the Bay, and then, in the ocean.
November has California in its sights like a low-pressure system barreling down from the Aleutian Islands.
Here’s what we know about two people — and two dogs — who were lost at sea for over five months:  Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba set sail from Honolulu in early May, headed for Tahiti in what appears to be a Morgan 45 that we believe is the Sea Nymph, a vessel we reported on in June, something that one of our readers brought to our attention.
The Mexican government will be giving all members of the Baja Ha-Ha fleet a special burgee like this, as well as a letter alerting officials to how important the event is to Mexico.
Co-skippers Wendy Corzine and Lisa Meier of Long Beach Yacht Club won the 26th annual Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One-Design Challenge on October 14-15, breaking a 14-year dry spell — the hosting LBYC team last won this regatta in 2003.
"Come on in, the water’s fine!" The waters of Croatia are every bit as lovely as those in Turkey.  Geja
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC Now that the squabble between the United States and Turkey has escalated to the point of denying visas to citizens of the respective countries, you may want to rethink plans for a sailing charter in Turkey next summer.
Casual club racing brings an alternative style to the normally very competitive and very challenging high-profile sailing events found on San Francisco Bay.
It was a do-good, feel-good, sail-good kind of day. San Francisco Yacht Club’s 12th annual Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta made for a stunning day on the water, as well as another stunning result on the fundraising mission.  Regatta chair Chris Kostanecki — who has been living with leukemia for 20 years — topped the fundraising board by raising a whopping $150,000 to help cure blood cancers, while also taking second in class aboard his J/70 Jennifer on Sunday.
What would you do if you wanted to amp up the drama surrounding the America’s Cup?
There are lots of treasures scattered among our monthly Classy Classifieds. As you look through the boats, you find each has a story and heritage, as well as a future waiting to happen.
When Rimas Meleshyus didn’t show up anywhere in the South Pacific after he departed Hawaii in June, we feared the worst.
We’re receiving reports that after years of searching — and indeed, after years of wasting away — Jimmy Buffett has apparently located his lost shaker of salt, which is rumored to be in San Francisco.
After taking a fall from a ladder in a British Columbia boatyard, Jeanne Socrates has postponed her attempt at becoming the oldest person to singlehand around the world until next year.  "I’m leaving hospital today to stay with friends nearby and recuperate slowly, but carefully," Socrates told us by email last week.
Long one of our favorite racing series out there, the Extreme Sailing Series will bring eight teams to sunny Southern California to contest the penultimate round of their 2017 championship in a weekend that promises to provide plenty of action and a few surprises.
That’s Amoore. Joy Dahlgren’s Moore 24 hailing from Royal Victoria YC prepares to hoist the spinnaker.
You never know. Remember years ago how cool it was when you bought a box of Cap’n Crunch and you’d reach in to find a plastic dinosaur or a fake tattoo?
Originally from the eastern Sierra, Peter Whitney has been a friend of Latitude’s since he was aboard the Freeport 41 ketch Country Gentleman for the boat-destroying Cabo storm of 1982.
In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we previewed Tiburon Yacht Club’s Joan Storer Regatta, scheduled for tomorrow, October 14.
If you’re looking for a good wooden boat restoration project — along the lines of Endeavour,  Chubasco, Dorade or Santana — the boat in the photo could be the one for you.
The Board of Directors of the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) is expected to vote today on several resolutions that move forward with plans to dramatically expand Clipper Cove Marina.
The fall sailing season in the San Francisco Bay Area brings us a flurry of female-friendly regattas, starting this Saturday.
In a recent statement regarding the 36th America’s Cup protocol, Artemis Racing said the following: "The most important consideration for our team is the need for a cutting-edge boat design, one that results in speeds that are as fast or faster than in the last America’s Cup held in Bermuda." To us, this seems to say that if it’s monohulls, the Swedish-based team isn’t racing.
In these divided times, there is a universal truth that we can all agree on: The Blue Angels are way cool (and the pilots have probably the best job in the world). We bring you the following photos from some of our friends and family.
US Sailing is accepting nominations for 2017 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year through November 30.
For the first 20 minutes of Captains Courageous, we’re thrust into the inner circle of a New York tycoon and his son, a boy so vile that the head butler calls him ‘it’.