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Sailagram: A Snapshot of November Sailing

By Heather Breaux | December 4, 2023

Holiday festivities got going in earnest this month with some Thanksgiving sailing!

Sailagram: A Snapshot of October Sailing

By Heather Breaux | November 3, 2023

October was a big month: fall-themed regattas, Oktoberfest, Halloween and more!

Sailagram: A Snapshot of September Sailing

By Heather Breaux | October 2, 2023

Sailagram: A Snapshot of September Sailing

Sailagram: A Snapshot of August Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | September 6, 2023

Sailors gotta sail! Check out what your community was up to last month.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of July Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | August 7, 2023

We’re excited to share all these excellent photos our readers have taken during the past month.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of June Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | July 12, 2023

Here it is, the eagerly awaited June Sailagram! Is your photo among the beautiful images shared from last month’s sailing adventures?

Sailagram: A Snapshot of May Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | June 5, 2023

See if you can find yourself among all these smiling faces …

Sailagram: A Snapshot of April Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | May 5, 2023

Although April still had some crazy wet weather, we were able to get out on the water a little and enjoy the variety that comes with sailing.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of March Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | April 3, 2023

Despite all the wet and wild weather March threw at the West Coast, our community still managed to get out and get their sails up. 

Sailagram: A Snapshot of February Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | March 3, 2023

As we sail into spring we have a whole new Sailagram album full of photos from February’s outstanding (and some not-so-great) sailing days.

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Etheral Star Safe and Sound

By LaDonna | June 25, 2008

In Friday’s edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude, we put the word out that cruising friends of Harold Parrett were concerned about his well being as he’d not been heard from since leaving Mazatlan on June 14 aboard his Newport 30 Etheral Star. As we speculated, Parrett was just fine. We’ve received a report that Etheral Star‘s…

Fire at San Rafael YC

By LaDonna | June 25, 2008

Firefighters called to San Rafael YC around 2:50 a.m. on Monday were greeted by a flaming back deck. It took under an hour to put out the fire, which was probably caused by hot barbecue ashes, but Battalion Chief Jeff Buscher estimated the damage to the clubhouse to be around $100,000. There was no answer…

Pirates Kidnap Four Yachties

By LaDonna | June 25, 2008

A German family of three and their French skipper were sailing a small yacht across the Gulf of Aden on Monday when Somali pirates forced them off their boat, taking them into the hills behind the fishing village of Las Qoray in the Puntland region. News outlets today are reporting that the pirates are now…

Switlik Life Raft Recall

By LaDonna | June 25, 2008

Switlik Parachute Company, makers of Switlik life rafts, has issued a safety alert and recall on all of their liferafts. It seems that inflation valves on the rafts might fail to "operate properly and discharge the gas from the CO2 cylinder into the life raft." In other words, your raft may or may not inflate…

Teapot Tony to Join the Swinging Sixties

By Richard | June 23, 2008

Happy Birthday, and welcome to the Sixties! © 2008 Ronnie ‘Tea Lady’ Ronnie ‘Tea Lady’ of Banderas Bay is putting out a call to all friends and clients, old and new, to send her husband, Teapot Tony, a happy birthday, by email or otherwise, by June 26. "The ‘diesel guru’ is going to be a…

Tahiti Race Start Socked In

By Rob Grant | June 23, 2008

Medicine Man ducks behind Magnitude 80 in the fog off Pt. Fermin during Sunday’s start of the 13th Tahiti Race. © Rich Roberts Instead of a sunny, glorious day befitting the momentousness of the occasion, the four starters in the 13th Tahiti Race were treated to fog and lots of it off Pt. Fermin on…

Summer Sailstice a Really Big Show

By Rob Grant | June 23, 2008

The Vallejo Race has long been touted as the largest race on the Bay, and one of the largest inland races in the nation. But in terms of number of participants, it’s no longer the biggest boating event. That title was usurped this last weekend when an estimated 400 yachts and 2,000 people took part…

Death on the Delta

By John Riise | June 23, 2008

Ten men, aged 18 to 43, piled into a 14-ft aluminum fishing boat in Tracy for some fun on the Delta on Sunday. Instead, the overloaded boat capsized and only six men made it to shore. The other four are missing and presumed drowned. None of the men were wearing lifejackets and several of them…

Blind Sailors Suffer Knockdown

By Andy Turpin | June 20, 2008

A shot from the intrepid couple’s cruising scrapbook – striking a pose at New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island. © 2008 Scott Duncan & Pam Habek Recovering from the chaos wrought by a mid-ocean knockdown is a challenge for any sailor, but imagine trying to sort things out if you were nearly blind. As reported earlier,…

Pac Cup Announces Tracking and Class Breaks

By Rob Grant | June 20, 2008

Tom Akin’s SC 52 Lightning at the start of the 2006 Pacific Cup on the way to a clean sweep: 1st in class, 1st overall, 1st to finish. latitude/LaDonna© Latitude 38 Media, LLC They’re here . . . The class breakdowns and start days for the Pacific Cup have been posted on the race’s website.…