As the federal government shutdown enters its fourth week — and now has the dubious distinction of being the longest gap in US government funding ever — the Coast Guard is about to miss a paycheck tomorrow. More »
Missing solo sailor Robin Davie has turned up and is just fine, thanks. As we reported on Friday, he was overdue in his delivery from Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, to Cornwall.
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.
Good news for sailors, the city of Richmond, the Richmond Yacht Club and the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show! The San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Richmond-San Francisco service will launch tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 2019.
A Setback for the Ocean Cleanup After steaming out of the Bay in late September with the ambition of cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Ocean Cleanup project has suffered a major setback and is heading back to Alameda. More »
The United States Coast Guard may soon be working without pay. As the government shutdown enters its 18th day today, more and more federal agencies are seeing whatever funds that had been tiding them over dry up. More »
It was an absolutely wild weekend of weather here in the Bay Area that saw the cancellation of every major regatta — a rare occurrence for sailors used to 25-knot days in the summer. More »
Today is one of those glass-half-full-or-half-empty moments. It's the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. Do you lament the darkness?
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.
The wreckage of Canadian Bob Smith’s Pantera, a 44-ft homebuilt catamaran that was reported missing on Monday, was found in the Sea of Cortez. A body in a wetsuit was found several miles away from the wreck, but has not yet been identified. More »
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