Sunset from Jack London Square
San Francisco Bay sailing
Although there were 16 separate racing events in our 2018 calendar for this past weekend, we decided to go ‘cruising’ instead.
Jean Luc Van Den Heede
golden globe race
  Just as we were finishing up this morning’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we received a “Stop Presses” email from the Golden Globe solo around-the-world race.
Latitude 38
Mark from Rubicon Yachts said a customer came in and told him that the October issue was the last month for the printed edition of Latitude 38, and that Latitude was going entirely online.
Charal, foiling
Singlehanded Transatlantic race
Perhaps the biggest race most Americans have never heard of is about to get underway in France.
Coast Guard Rescue Website Stuff and Records
Here are some news nuggets for your Friday: Coast Guard Comes to Aid of Diabetic Sailor off Eureka On Wednesday, the Coast Guard came to the assistance of a sailor onboard a 29-ft sailboat off Patrick’s Point, near Trinidad, California, just north of Eureka.
Suhaili at the dock
Nautical Trivia
On Monday we challenged you to test your nautical knowledge by playing along with Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta trivia quiz.
Olive at anchor
Delta Doo Dah DIY
Max Perez of the Pearson 303 Olive filed this report on his solo Delta Doo Dah cruise this summer: I had far too brief a trip to the western part of the Delta this year in late June.
Baja Ha-Ha
  Cruising sailors know that if you stay close to the water, you’ll regularly cross tacks in harbors anywhere in the world.
Sailing News
Halloween Mist on San Francisco Bay “No fog machine needed for this event!” wrote Greg Clausen of the Great Pumpkin Regatta.
Wind poster
sailing trivia
There’s a whole lot of racing going on at Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin on the last weekend in October, but it’s also one of the busiest regattas we can think of in terms of extracurricular fun.
Express 27 Midwinters start
Yacht racing
Midwinters Don’t be afraid, but here comes ‘winter. Not the actual calendar season — the winter solstice is still 53 days away — but the midwinter racing season.
Here are a few news nuggets for your Friday: Coastal Mexico Escapes the Worst from Hurricane Willa Despite its strength and ominous portents, Hurricane Willa seems to have spared Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Lochan Ora
Yacht racing
Frances Larose reports: On Saturday, October 20, the seventh annual Red Bra Regatta — sponsored for the first time by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau — was a celebration of women’s sailing on San Francisco Bay.
Estuary Park graphic
Estuary Park
The City of Oakland is soliciting public comment for their plans to expand and renovate Estuary Park, a lobe of landfill that juts out into the Oakland-Alameda Estuary east of Jack London Square.
On Monday, the almost 170 boats signed up for the 2018 Baja Ha-Ha fleet will officially kick off the Mexico cruising season as they gather off Shelter Island for start of the 25th annual Baja Ha-Ha.
Pirates
Costumes, light air and sun defined Del Rey Yacht Club’s 2018 Halloween Monster Mash Regatta.
Hurricane Willa underwent an expected weakening as it approached the Pacific Coast of Mainland Mexico yesterday, but made landfall packing 120 mile-an-hour winds, and forcing the evacuation of approximately 4,000 people from coastal towns, according to CBS News.
  Sailors should know better than to expect wind just because they’ve planned a big weekend of racing.
This year’s 23rd Pacific tropical storm has become a Category 5 hurricane, and is expected to make landfall between Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta tomorrow afternoon.
One hundred eight Cal 40s were built since they were introduced in 1963 and finished production in 1971, and, at the time, they were considered a radical design.
Just a few hours after we published a story on Monday about our love for the low-tech autopilot, we were at San Pablo Yacht Club when we met a gentleman who had just read the piece.
Alinghi
Alinghi flies a hull in San Diego during this week’s Extreme Sailing Series stopover.© 2018 Lloyd Images Like last year, the GC32 catamarans of the Extreme Sailing Series have come to San Diego for some high-level stadium-style racing.
The week is only half over but it’s already been a newsy one in the Golden Globe nonstop solo around-the-world race.
Jacqueline in Hanalei
Singlehanded TransPac
Mike Cunningham anchors his Freedom 30 Jacqueline in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, after finishing the 2018 Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race on July 8.© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris Mike Cunningham reports: No, I don’t want to look at that chart.
  Good things often emerge in the face of adversity. We have been reporting on the aggressive tactics of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, or BCDC, regarding Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City, and against John Sweeney at Point Buckler in Suisuin Bay.
While this year’s East Coast hurricanes have wrought horrendous damage in Florida and the Carolinas, Hurricane Sergio flew under the radar, though it already has its own Wikipedia page. 
This month’s Caption Contest(!) is a real doozy. Last summer on the Chesapeake, these two boats got all up close and personal.
Nothing brings me greater pleasure than tying off the tiller during a singlehanded sail, sitting back, and watching the boat work.
Picking up from Part 1 on Friday. After one of their Pearson 26s went missing (along with the skipper), the staff at Club Nautique eventually found the boat hard aground at Baker Beach, just outside the Golden Gate.
What a difference a Bay makes. This past weekend we joined our friends, Randy and Jennifer Gridley, for a weekend ‘sail’ up to Drake’s Bay aboard their Sabre 38 Aegea.