Cruising

Ha-Ha Epilogue

Readers — after having light wind and an even lighter Internet connection, the Grand Poobah has sent this 25th Anniversary Baja Ha-Ha postgame analysis: A quarter century of Baja Ha-Ha’s — the 750-mile cruisers’ rally between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas with R&R stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria — is now part of sailing history. More »

Changes in ‘Lectronic Latitudes

It’s not often that we get to write about local cruising, but it’s nice to be reminded that you can. The Bay Area has never been known as a cruiser’s paradise. More »
Olive at anchor

A DIY West Delta Doo Dah

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. More »

It’s a Small World

  Cruising sailors know that if you stay close to the water, you’ll regularly cross tacks in harbors anywhere in the world. So it was no surprise when we were standing at the Latitude 38 table at the Baja Ha-Ha kick-off party in San Diego that a woman came up and found her cover shot on our new backdrop. More »

Everybody Loves a Parade

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. More »
Jacqueline in Hanalei

Go East Please East OMG East

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. More »

Tales of the Transbac, Part 3

On July 10, Morning Star prepares to anchor in Hanalei Bay.  latitude/Chris
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race rookie Lee Johnson sailed a Valiant 32, Morning Star, in the race from Tiburon to Hanalei, Kauai, in July, and he departed from Nawiliwili Harbor, bound for San Francisco, on July 20, rather later than his fellow Transbackers. More »

An Unintended Transbac

Sailing in his first Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race this summer, Greg Ashby was faced with the dilemma of what to do with his boat once he finished. His dockmate at Richmond’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor was very enthusiastic to crew for the delivery home but had no offshore experience. More »

See Randall Reeves in Richmond

Randall Reeves sailing solo aboard his 41-ft aluminum sloop Moli. Randall and Moli are preparing to depart on a second attempt at the Figure 8 Voyage at the end of this month. More »

Taking Care of Business

When it comes to money, there are two types of cruisers: those who have enough that they no longer need to work — and those who don’t. Among that second set, there are also two types — commuter cruisers and those who work along the way. More »