Racing
Students in the pool

Safety at Sea in SoCal

Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey hosted the first 2019 US Sailing 2-day offshore Safety at Sea seminar on January 12-13. The classroom filled to capacity with 83 entrants. More »
C'Est La Vie

All Ships Alert, and a GGR Update

The Falmouth Coastguard has issued an 'All Ships Alert' for British singlehanded sailor Robin Davie. His Rustler 36 is now three days overdue on a 300-mile solo voyage across the English Channel.
Alive

Excitement Builds for 50th Transpac

“The 50th running of the race is a great milestone, and we have an incredible turnout," said John Sangmeister. In addition to the 92 amazing teams listed on the race website, Sangmeister claims to have loose verbal commitments from several others that would push the fleet past the century mark.
Mike Holt and Carl Smit

Californians Leading 5O5 Worlds

While it rains in Northern California this weekend, the sunny, breezy 5O5 World Championship will continue down under in Fremantle, Australia.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Update

As of this writing, just 10 yachts have completed the 74th running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. But by the time you’re reading this, boats should be finishing in droves as various classes begin to arrive in Hobart, seemingly in lockstep. More »
Fujin upside down

Fujin Is Back in Action

Regular readers of 'Lectronic Latitude may recall that we reported on the capsize of Greg Slyngstad's catamaran Fujin back in February. The Seattle sailor's Bieker 53 was racing in the wild RORC Caribbean 600 when she flipped.
Wild Oats XI bow

Rolex Sydney Hobart Preview

Close to 90 yachts will take on the 74th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Beginning on December 26, the 628-mile 'Boxing Day classic' to Hobart, Tasmania, has become one of the most famous sailing races on Earth.
Gitana 16's foil

The (ex-Volvo) Ocean Race

The old Volvo has been tossed out and is on its way to the wreckers. That is, the old format for the Volvo Ocean Race is history, along with its title sponsor and the Volvo Ocean boats.
Cup contenders Taylor and Mike

SoCal America’s Cup Team

They're in! On Wednesday, we floated the well-founded rumor that Taylor Canfield would head up a Long Beach Yacht Club-flagged America's Cup team. Now it's official.