some reason, Raven and her crew have been in the sailing press and
websites quite a bit. From Latitude 38 magazine to the North
Sails website, some people seem to find this stuff interesting!
has been especially popular in Latitude 38 magazine and its
excellent website. Based in San Francisco Bay area, Latitude has
become the west coast cruiser's bible, with news and latest information on
cruising destinations from Mexico to Africa, and firsthand reports from
cruisers all over the world. The publisher is a well-known figure at
sailing events, and has been the originator and volunteer leader -- a.k.a.
Grand Poobah -- of the annual Baja Ha-Ha rally. He seems to like Raven,
and many of the digital photos we take, so we've had several appearances,
especially in the daily-updated web version, 'Lectronic Latitude.
Here are Raven's main Latitude 38 web appearances in 2000-01:
Latitude March 8, 2002
Latitude November 1, 2001
Latitude July 24, 2001
Latitude March 23, 2001
Latitude February 19, 2001
Latitude January 26, 2001
Latitude November 6, 2000
Sails made a new main, jib, and reacher for us in 2000, and they have
since then used Raven in a couple of articles on their website. They held
a photo shoot with a professional sailing photographer taking shots of
Raven, and some of the photos have appeared in their advertising. North
included in their website a detailed and technical article on the powerful type of
reacher they built for us. North calls this type of sail a 'G-0 Gennaker',
a takeoff on the round-the-world racers' designation 'Code Zero' for the
same sail concept.
North Sails G-0 Gennaker --
Questions and Answers
We were also interviewed us
for the the cruiser section of the North Sails website.
Sails - How do you define cruising?
Cruising World published a
version of the above North Sails article by North Sails designer Dan Neri,
about a very powerful new kind of cruising sail that Raven carries.
Raven's photo was included twice.
This is the monthly magazine
of the Bluewater Cruising Association, an excellent organization of
cruisers -- names of groups?? -- from British Columbia, Canada. Its
content is mostly contributed by the members as they cruise in many parts
of the world. We wrote
an article for the March 2001 issue, entitled "What works and what
doesn't, after 6,000 miles". Here are pages
of the article.
Cruising Association Bulletin
This is the largest
cruiser-only organization in the world, and full members -- all are called
Commodores! -- must live aboard their boats full time. We wrote an article
for the March 2000 issue of the SSCA Commodores' Bulletin about the practical details of cruising the Inside Passage to southeastern
Alaska and Glacier Bay. Click here
to read the article we contributed.
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