By: Patricia On: February 20, 2012 In: Photography, Sailing Comments: 0

If you were to ask my body if it had a good time this weekend sailing the Midwinters in Marina del Rey, it would tell you that it’s seen better days. I was about to start counting bruises and cuts on my arms and legs, but decided against it...

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By: Patricia On: January 02, 2012 In: Sailing Comments: 0

Just a handful of photos from the New Year’s race down in San Diego. I was on board Bud, a TP52. Sadly, we were missing most of the regular crew, and we decided to take the first race mark with us rather than leaving it to port. A costly...

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By: Patricia On: December 11, 2011 In: California, Sailing Comments: 0

Just a miscellaneous video of the finish in one of the Saturday races.

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By: Patricia On: October 25, 2011 In: Photography, Sailing Comments: 0

There is a sound, created as the wind touches these curved, meticulously laid out surfaces. Of course sailing is an art, and a romantic one in theory — harnessing this invisible force and moving, moving moving. Two hundred years ago, skillful sailing could win and end wars: sailing had...

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By: Patricia On: October 13, 2011 In: Amazing!, California, Photography, Sailing, Santa Barbara, Travels Comments: 0

Every once in a while, you come across these perfect weekends spent not only surrounded by incredible scenery and weather, but by amazing people. In my last trip up to Santa Barbara, I met Doug, who sails with Sleeper — a Lindenberg 26. He arranged for me to come...

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By: Patricia On: August 23, 2011 In: California, Sailing Comments: 1

Mark and his family invited me out to Catalina for the weekend. On the way over, in the ferry, the guy working the bar on the upper level came over to chat with me. I took the Saturday 2:55 p.m. ferry from San Pedro, and it was relatively empty....

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By: Patricia On: August 19, 2011 In: Sailing Comments: 0
By: Patricia On: June 23, 2011 In: Sailing, Travels Comments: 0

It has been about three years (or more) since I’ve been telling myself that I’ll move to California to be closer to sailing. While I was on vacation in Los Angeles, I did a little Wednesday night sailing — and what best way to spend a mid-week afternoon than...

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By: Patricia On: September 08, 2010 In: Sailing, Travels Comments: 1

California. What is it about you and your “coast”? Why must you have “ocean” and perfect weather? Every time I embark on a weekend trip to San Diego or Los Angeles, I wish I could just stay. I would sail on weekends, walk around Santa Monica or Venice Beach...

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By: Patricia On: May 22, 2010 In: Sailing, SEA, Travels Comments: 5

During the transit from Key West to Charleston we were booking it with Force 6 winds and 7-8 foot seas. Here’s a little snippet. I’m now regretting not doing more video. Oh well. Sailing on the Cramer from patricia lapadula on Vimeo. I have started a running list of...

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