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Map of the English Channel

Missing Sailor Located

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.
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.
Richmond Ferry coming sign

Richmond Ferry Service Starts Tomorrow

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.

Ocean Cleanup, Randall Reeves, Lia Ditton

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 »

Coast Guard Might Work Without Pay

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 »

Richardson Bay Through the Storms

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 »
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.

Wreckage of Missing Cat Found

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 »