People & Profiles

The Torture Rack of Glory
It’s not just a full circle, it’s a rich full circle to see John Bertrand on San Francisco Bay, returning as a coach to the waters where, as a youth, he separated himself from the pack and then went on ...
Flying Stingray Stinger Skewers Boy, in Freak Event Like Steve Irwin Death
A 10 year old was skewered by a flying stingray stinger last week, in a freak accident reminiscent of the Steve Irwin death-by-stingray event. File this one under strange but true: according to the Baltimore Sun, the 10 year old boy, Quentin ...
Laura Dekker Solo Sailor, Skishing, and Other Weird Nautical News
When it comes to Skishing, Laura Dekker (another youngest around the world solo sailing trip), and other weird nautical news, sometimes you just have to wonder if mankind has run out of things to do. Now, we’re inventing strange and ...
Warrior’s Wish Makes Port
The phone rang at 0511 and what followed was a truncated conversation with a strong-sounding Ronnie Simpson who was “inside the Gate” and—he’s now ashore—safe, after his borrowed 30-footer dropped its keel 800 miles off the coast on the return ...
Guardian Angels Apply Here
Ronnie Simpson and Ed McCoy have crossed the 200 mile mark in their tip-toe journey home to San Francisco Bay after losing the keel from the 30-foot sloop, Warrior’s Wish. It’s not as though either of them has had a ...
Suddenly Lighter
You met Ronnie Simpson in this space as a young, former Marine, medically retired following a shoot-up outside Fallujah, prepping for the Singlehanded Transpac. He had a good race—finished second—but Ronnie lost the keel off his 30-foot Warrior’s Wish 800 ...
Season 5 of Lats & Atts TV
Season 5 of Lats & Atts TV Season 5 of Latitudes & Attitudes TV is now online and air. Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine has a TV show, now in its fifth season.  And of course, that’s the one that’s important to me ...
WMO: Few Changes, Angler Speared By Billfish Recovering
As the angler speared on Monday in the White Marlin Open recovers, there have been few changes in the leaderboard in the past days. No surprise, there, with a 1,010 pound blue marlin and a 97.5 pound white marlin sitting in ...
Angler Speared by Billfish in White Marlin Open!
An angler was speared by a billfish in the White Marlin Open, this Monday. Offshore fishing expert John Unkart, author of the how-to fishing book Offshore Pursuit  (www.getgup.com)  took a bill in his leg while 60 miles offshore, mating on the sport fishing vessel ...
Downwind Noir: The Record
BRINGING ALCHEMY TO THE WIND “Because it wasn’t there.” Sir Edmund Hillary All photos by Kimball Livingston Oops, I guess that’s a slight misquote of Hillary. But how else to introduce Rick Cavallaro, who invented an unproblem and then solved it—to the ...

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Guardian Angels Apply Here - August 17th 2010