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A collection of this and that from the sailing world: silliness and humor, tales of dazzling yachts, shared memories of divine times on wonderful wooden boats, how not to provision for a global journey, who wore what on which race and more.


Recent Coverage:
Southern California Yachting Association Midwinters, February 2018, San Diego

As appearing in Latitude 38 February... San Diego Yacht Club hosted eight sleek 52-footers and six Beneteau First 36.7s as part of the Southern California Yachting Association Midwinters on February 10-11. Competitors saw winter skies and cooler winds prevail on Saturday, and SoCal balminess on Sunday.

Over the course of five fleet race starts, it was Tony Langley of the TP52 Gladiator, whose crew is training with Ben Ainslie and members of Land Rover BAR, to claim a first after corrected time. Dale Williams and crew of the TP52 Wasabi were all smiles collecting a second-place spot—barely besting Tom Holthus and BadPak by a scant one minute on corrected time. Shared Langley, “We arrived on Tuesday to light air during practice. Over the course of the week we saw a range of conditions and got in a lot of good sailing while here.” The British racer states that he likes the Corinthian format for this event, plus the warmth and hospitality of the region.

The British prevailed; Land Rover BAR Gladiator tallied 2-1-3-1-2 for 9, BadPak clinched second with 4-4-2-2-1 (13), and Manouch Moshayedi and his Pac52 Rio crew raced to 1-3-4-4-4 for a count of 16.


Pac52 Showcase Photography Album


Embedded Photographer


 Boat of choice on which to sit: a Benteau 36.7 Summer and Smoke.


Napa Valley native Martha Blanchfield is editor of A San Franciso Bay racer-writer-photographer with a keen interest in regattas, she has photographed: 

Martha makes annual New England summer pilgrimages to shoot and sail, plus hops to the Caribbean for classic yacht chasing in spring. A most recent photography fascination--the newer Pac52 fleet which competes along the West Coast of the United States.



The works of racer, writer, photographer Martha Blanchfield have appeared in Nautique (Netherlands),, Points East, J/Boats, Classic Yacht Magazine, Rangefinder, Adventure Sports Journal, Latitude 38, Studio Photography & Design, AfterCapture and more.