A team of four race to repack a twisted spinnaker. © Fred Fago Saturday’s YRA race out to Point Bonita finished down the Estuary and ended at a party hosted by Encinal Yacht Club.
Do you have the midsummer reading blues? Have you devoured all the novels you’d been saving since winter for those lazy summer days when you were on the hook and able to kick back with some serious reading material?
While summers in San Francisco are known for cool, brisk and foggy breezes, the coast of Maine is just about the opposite — except for the fog part.
In Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we ran a preview of some upcoming races. Our list was not meant to be all-inclusive, but after that post we did hear from readers about a couple of events that missed getting into our Calendar entirely.
This morning, we received the following news from Larry Laney, who shared some information about the Carr Fire in Redding, CA. The inferno has claimed six lives and burned more than 600 homes, and is almost 100,000 acres in size, according to CNN.
On Friday, the Coast Guard, with the help of good Samaritans, rescued two sailors after their dinghy capsized off Indian Island, which lies in Arcata Bay off Eureka, CA.  This Catalina daysailer apparently capsized off Eureka on Friday.
Happy Friday, West Coast. We hope everyone has a good night of racing.
On July 1, four singlehanded sailors departed Marina del Rey bound for Honolulu in the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association’s inaugural Shaka Challenge.
While we seek results we applaud progress. Even with our best intentions and awareness of things like the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch it remains hard to eliminate our single-use plastic water bottle habit.
Women Sailing of Half Moon Bay Yacht Club offers their first-ever Take the Tiller Women Sailing Regatta this Saturday, July 28.
It’s been a busy weekend in the Pacific Cup with much of the fleet in the barn at Kaneohe Yacht Club, including most division winners.
As adults, it’s easy to forget how awesome summer is for kids. For three months, there’s no school, and kids live at the beach or the docks in a near-constant state of play.
We want to put another call out to any and everyone with a good sea story (or picture).
Seven brave sailors and three support volunteers showed up at Richmond Yacht Club Sunday morning, July 1, to tackle the Second Annual RYC to Benicia Run.
If yours was one of the 356 entries that did not finish this year’s Three Bridge Fiasco, besides scanning the horizon for breeze and tweaking sails, you had some time to contemplate the challenges and opportunities of clean energy.
The first of the Pacific Cup finishers has arrived, as Charles Devanneaux and crew Matthieu Damerval aboard the foiling Beneteau Figaro 3 A Fond le Girafon sailed across the finish line at 15:59 PDT.
Latitude Nation — We were looking forward to reviewing a sailing movie in ‘real time’, but alas, Adrift came and went before we managed to get ourselves to the theater.
Matthew Landry of the Mills 68 Prospector took this great drone shot of the big mini-maxi blasting to Hawaii with the A2 spinnaker up in moderate trade winds.
Readers, there’s another mystery boat out there. We got the following letter from Steve Fisher.
If you’re heading south with the Baja Ha-Ha this fall, you may have questions about provisioning for a longer stay in Mexico. All medium to large cities in Mexico have US-style big box stores: Costco, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Soriano, Mega, and others.
"Reed boat does not take you where you want to go. Reed boat takes you where you should go, accompanied by the nature." Jin Ishikawa, in the reeds.
When describing summer sailing on San Francisco Bay, sailing instructors often compare it to ski areas with the ‘black diamond’ trails along the windy Cityfront, the ‘blue squares’ perhaps over between Angel Island and Belvedere and Sausalito, and the ‘Green Circles’ in the Oakland estuary or in the lee of Angel Island or Tiburon.
The Sausalito Yacht Club, in association with Latitude 38, hosted a meet Robert Perry event on Sunday afternoon to raise funds for the SYC junior program.
He’s back. After nine months and 27,000 miles, Randall Reeves and Moli have returned to the Bay Area.
Pulling the short straw, the Pacific Cup’s big-boat BMW of San Rafael E division is set to start today in the least favorable conditions of this week’s four starting days.
Something big happened last Saturday. There was a regional qualifier for the Sears Cup junior national championship, and Area G showed up.
The four divisions of Pacific Cup Monday starters scored a beautiful day for a sail on the Bay, but made sure it was short-lived by dashing for the Gate and pointing southwest as they latched onto the reaching conditions to propel them west.
We just got this letter from reader Glenn Shinn in Santa Cruz (who recently restored Grendel, a prototype for the Moore 24): "One of the first things I do when I go sailing is stow the docklines and fenders.