Later this month, Latitude 38 editor-at-large, Andy Turpin will be hosting Pacific Puddle Jump seminars in Mexico and Panama for those who are moving from dreaming to doing the passage south.
With the ever-evolving nature of government policies and regulations related to COVID, what’s accurate one day can become dangerously inaccurate the next.
At the annual Tahiti Pearl Regatta, a disparate fleet of monohulls, multihulls and traditionally inspired double-outrigger canoes raced between Taha'a and Raiatea.
This year’s Transpac Tahiti race had to be postponed, but nearly 42,000 'armchair racers' took part in a virtual version of the 4,500-mile competition.
Andy Turpin writes in from Nuku Hiva about a slow easing of restrictions on South Pacific cruising.
If you pride yourself on doing much of your own boat maintenance, you probably spend more hours than you’d like to with your head and shoulders squashed into narrow lockers and bilge compartments.
In modern times it’s extremely rare for human travelers to stow away aboard sailboats. But over the years we’ve reported on all shorts of freeloading creatures found aboard cruising boats.
The dream of cruising the South Pacific is high on the ‘must-do-someday’ list of sailors all over the world. For well over two decades the annual Pacific Puddle Jump rally has helped fulfill those dreams.
Crews heading south to Mexico this winter who’ve upgraded their nav stations with AIS and digital radar will probably feel safer than ever. But there’s one type of offshore obstacle that doesn’t subscribe to AIS and rarely if ever shows up on radar.
"Doing the Rendez-vous has been the most fun we’ve had on our entire trip,” said Tara Travers-Stephens with an ear-to-ear grin. She and her husband John had vowed to take part in the annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous aboard their Redwood City-based Tatoosh 50. But in order to make good on that promise they had to battle abnormally unsettled wind and sea conditions on their 200-mile crossing from the Tuamotus to Tahiti.
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