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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.

Tragedy on the ARC

By LaDonna | December 14, 2007

Tragedy has struck this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. On December 7, John Thompson, 54, of the Great Britain-based Oyster 41 Avocet was hit in the head by the boom during a broach and was severely injured. Literally in the middle of nowhere, the crew had to endure a tough night before the cruise ship…

Ecuador Makes it Hard for Cruisers

By Richard | December 12, 2007

Cocokai as seen earlier in her travels, not the way she entered the bar at Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Cocokai©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC "We’re finally on a mooring here in Bahia de Caraquez, but it wasn’t easy getting here," reports Greg King from aboard Jennifer Sander’s Long Beach-based 64-ft staysail schooner Cocokai. "We —…

Joyon Smashes 24-Hour Solo Record

By Richard | December 12, 2007

"It seemed unavoidable, and indeed it has happened," writes Javier de Muns, Latitude‘s man in Brittany. "Francis Joyon, racing around the world singlehanded aboard his 97-ft trimaran IDEC has set a new 24-hour solo record of 616 nautical miles — an average of 25.6 knots." And it’s not it’s not like he’s doing it in…

Beach Cat Crosses Atlantic in 12 Days

By Richard | December 12, 2007

There’s no denying that the French are showing the world the way when it comes to ballsy ocean sailing. The day before Francis Joyon set the new 24-hour record with Idec, Benoit Lequin, 33, and Pierre-Yves Moreau, 35, two other Frenchmen, established a new transatlantic record for a . . . beach cat. The two…

Banderas Bay Blast Couldn’t Have Been Better

By Richard | December 10, 2007

The youngest of all the Pirates for Pupils was Katie Millison of colony Emiliano Zapata, weapon at the ready. latitude/Richard© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The crews of the 30 boats that participated in this year’s first ever three-day Pirates for Pupils Banderas Bay Blast for Charity couldn’t have hoped for better weather or sailing conditions.…

Joyon Ripping Up MacArthur’s Record

By Richard | December 10, 2007

I’m glad that you consider me “your man in Brittany.” I hope to honour that title and send you good, accurate and first-hand news from the sailing scene in this part of Europe.   As Francis Joyon and IDEC sailed past the Cape of Good Hope yesterday, I had a lengthy talk with Fabrice Thomazeau,…

Helping the U.S. Real Estate Market from Mexico

By Richard | December 7, 2007

With colorful sunrises such as this one almost every morning, and 7 a.m. temperatures of 80 degrees, it’s hard for cruisers like Jim Taylor and Jim Bewley not to awake with a smile. latitude/Richard©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The real estate market in the United States may be in the toilet, but don’t blame Jim…

Maxi Racing Across The Atlantic

By Richard | December 7, 2007

Nariida, a Wally 105 from Norway, has set her chute and is leaving volcanic Tenerife for the much warmer and lush St. Maarten in the Caribbean. © 2007 Rolex TransAtlantic Maxi Race Why do West Coast boats sail and race to Hawaii in the summer? Because the Pacific High establishes itself (usually) to create good…

Perdock’s Story Keeps Changing

By LaDonna | December 7, 2007

Bismarck Dinius, who was charged with manslaughter in the 2006 death of Lynn Thornton, appeared in Lake County Superior Court November 29 to plead not guilty to the charges, and to request that Lake County prosecutors be removed from the case. Thornton died when the sailboat she and Dinius were aboard was struck at high…

“I’m So Thankful They’re Safe!”

By LaDonna | December 7, 2007

In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, we reported that the disabled San Francisco-based 47-ft motorsailer Darla Jean washed ashore at Fanning Atoll on December 2 after two and a half months of drifting across the Pacific. Owners Darla and Jerry Merrow — and their dog and bird — were reported to have survived the wreck and were requesting…