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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.

Sailagram: A Snapshot of January Sailing

By Nicki Bennett | February 1, 2023

Despite the wet January, you still got out on the water and captured your sailing life in pictures.

Preliminary Hearing for Bismark Dinius

By Richard | May 21, 2008

Prosecutors still insist that the person with his hand on the tiller of a drifting sailboat was at fault for being hit by a speeding powerboat in the dead of night.Channel 7 I-Team© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The preliminary hearing on vehicular manslaughter charges against Bismarck Dinius, 39, of Carmichael, was held yesterday and will…

And Then There Were Three

By Rob Grant | May 21, 2008

Vincent Riou’s PRB is the third race leader forced to abandon in the IMOCA 60 division of The Artemis Transat. Riou said that PRB was reaching at speeds in the high teens when the boat’s keel collided with a large animal, cutting the beast clean in two. Not hearing any carbon fiber cracking, Riou made…

Photo of the Day: Foggy Memories

By LaDonna | May 19, 2008

Scorching temperatures around the Bay Area mid-week were replaced this weekend by our normal summer weather pattern: brisk winds and fog. While the sailing was great, visibility was almost non-existent in some places. We’ve heard of at least three collisions possibly caused by it (see the next story) — did you have any close calls…

Stone Cup

By John Riise | May 19, 2008

Perennial rivals Donkey Jack (foreground) and Good Timin go mano-a-mano in the J/105 class. latitude/JR©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Action was hot, heavy, occasionally harrowing — and at times really foggy — for StFYC’s annual Frank Stone Invitational series held over the weekend. Breeze in the 20-knot range and a good dose of ebb chop…

Artemis Leaders Reach Ice Gate

By Rob Grant | May 19, 2008

LoÏck Peyron’s Gitana 80 has been steadily chewing into race leader PRB‘s margin, halving a 24-mile lead in the past twelve hours in lighter wind. The weekend’s 36-hour blackout saw previous race leader Sébastien Josse aboard BT squirt ahead into a dominant position, then have to retire with a damaged mainsail track and batten cars.…

Fear Not, It’s One of Ours

By Andy Turpin | May 19, 2008

We wouldn’t want to give away any military secrets, but we thought we ought to warn Central American cruisers that a mega yacht is ‘patroling’ those waters under command of the U.S. military. The vessel La Danseuse encountered it at the mouth of the Panama Bay maneuvering in stealth mode: "We encountered a huge unidentified…

A Post-Cruise Night of Luxury

By Andy Turpin | May 16, 2008

In February, Dave Pryde and Jan Eckmann of the Washington-based Slocum 43 Baraka were thrilled to win the big raffle prize at Latitude‘s Pacific Puddle Jump kick-off party in Zihuatanejo. It was a free hotel night at the swank Pearl Resort on the island of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas — arranged by our friends…

Legato Has Become Escapade

By Richard | May 16, 2008

Lake Tahoe residents Greg Dorland and his wife Debbie Macrorie have gone over to the ‘dark side’ by purchasing the Catana 50 Legato that belonged to the late Jim Forquer of Newport Beach. The couple have been researching catamarans for several years and, out of the goodness of his heart, Forquer had been emailing them…

Twenty-Six Miles Across the Sea

By Rob Grant | May 16, 2008

Isthmus Cove at Two Harbors, Catalina Island. latitude/Richard©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season at Catalina. As we write this from a heatwave-oppressed Bay Area we’re reminded of the island’s blue crystalline water and a night sky like diamond dust on black felt. We can’t wait to get…

Out of This World

By John Riise | May 16, 2008

If Google Earth blew your socks off, don’t ‘aim’ your feet at any loved ones when you check out Worldwide Telescope. Released just this week by Microsoft, WWT “enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope — bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration…