While racing from South Africa to Fremantle, Australia, the Clipper Race entry GREAT Britain lost a crewmember overboard.
One of the great things about Shelter Island on San Diego Bay is the sailing vibe.
What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas. But not at Latitude. Longtime readers will know we’ve been pretty forthcoming about mistakes, screw-ups and bloopers (which can be one and the same, but not always).
Sailing is one of the great escapes, and it’s nice to have a boat that’s ready to go when the mood strikes and the weather is right.
Ramp launching a Catalina 22 in Santa Cruz’s East Harbor. © Vikas Kapur Seeking a change of pace from daysailing on San Francisco Bay, reader Vikas Kapur headed to Santa Cruz last weekend for a sail on Monterey Bay in a Catalina 22.
One of our favorite sailors — and one of our favorite boats — has announced plans to attempt a world record.
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the granddaddy of all cruising rallies, got underway on Wednesday with the first of two fleets.
François Gabart’s team posted this graphic on social media. The team’s Twitter feed included a handful of congratulatory posts yesterday before the number finally settled out at an astounding 851 miles sailed in 24 hours.
One great thing about college and college sailing is time on the water during the school year.
We first started watching the Volvo Ocean Race in 1997/98. It was the last year it was called the Whitbread, and Bay Area sailor Paul Cayard — along with John Kostecki, Mark Rudiger and Kimo Worthington — would go on to win the ‘regatta’ on board the Swedish-flagged EF Language.
Despite the fact that two out of three of the legs in the 750-mile Baja Ha-Ha cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas featured lighter wind than any of the 478 people on the 133 boats would have liked, the event was still a capital-B Blast (and the sailing in the 240-mile second leg was fabulous).
Seth Clark, owner of the Express 27 Current Affair, wrote the following on the Cal Sailing Club listserve: "There is a large deadhead (submerged log) just west X buoy.
Bay Area sailor and world-renowned navigator Stan Honey has been elected by the board of directors of the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) as their new chairman. The
Here’s your 2017 Baja Ha-Ha recap: the fleet did a roughly three-day leg from San Diego to Turtle Bay (about halfway down the Baja peninsula), then Turtle Bay to Bahia Santa Maria, then on to Cabo San Lucas for the finish, which was officially last night at El Squid Roe, where the Poobah could be seen in all his fluorescent orange T-shirt glory.
The Singlehanded TransPac starts off the CYC race deck along the downtown Tiburon shoreline.
Jim Rumer’s cutter-rigged Herreshoff yawl Royono was lookin’ good while racing in the Leukemia Cup on October 22.
The recent New York City marathon may have a lesson for sailboat racing and those seeking the ever-elusive ‘fair’ rating rule.
We’d like to introduce a few films that wouldn’t necessarily be considered ‘sailing movies’, but have references to, or underlying hints of sailing and/ or seamanship.
2.4mRs sailing in the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic on Narragansett Bay.
Who was the greatest American singlehanded round-the-world sailor? Do Americans even compete in races like the Vendée Globe or the Velux 5 Oceans Race (formerly known as the BOC Challenge)?
Waterfront development has two sides: water and land. In a philosophical sense, the two sides and competing ideals are growth vs.
It seems like Halloween was just last week and yet retail stores are already playing Christmas music.
Gray, light air remained for the first couple of days of the 24th Baja Ha-Ha, as the Navy seemed to escort the fleet out of San Diego Bay.
I love the Baja Ha-Ha. Love, love, love it! Sure, there wasn’t much wind in the 360-mile first leg, although lots of boats got in a day or so of light-air sailing.
Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race starts on Sunday, November 5 in Lisbon, Portugal (at 1400, Lisbon time, which is 7 a.m.
Unfortunately for the crew of CV24 Greenings, that entry is out for the remainder of the Clipper 2017-18 Race.
The following is Part 2 of a dispatch of John Tysell’s sail from San Diego to San Francisco in 1979 (Click here for Part I): The biggest challenge of my trip from San Diego to San Francisco with my girlfriend Gwynne Crouse was rounding Point Conception, known for strong wind and nasty seas.
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Reader Craig Dahl spotted this 30-ft ketch on the rocks in Drake’s Bay between Chimney Rock and the Lifeboat Station over the weekend.
After being delayed from his original early-October departure date, Randall Reeves has sailed through the Golden Gate and begun the first-ever "Figure 8 Voyage," a solo circumnavigation which will take him from San Francisco, around Antarctica, then up across the Northwest Passage and back to the Bay.
If you need a break from putting away all the Halloween decorations and cleaning up the smashed pumpkins, we’ve got just the thing.
The bizarre story of the Sea Nymph — a Morgan 45 that had left Hawaii in May and was reportedly adrift for five months — is getting weirder by the day.
In Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we posted the trivia quiz questions posed to the racers in Sunday’s Great Pumpkin Regatta, hosted by Richmond Yacht Club.
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.
Last year the opening day had rain and 65+ knots of wind. Later dates mean beautiful weather next year.
November has California in its sights like a low-pressure system barreling down from the Aleutian Islands.
In a longstanding tradition, the Sunday pursuit race at Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta is peppered with distractions.