SIGHTINGS a cat's ninth life In December 2017, we told you what was up with Cheyenne, the 125- by 60-ft catamaran, which is formerly Steve Fossett's recordsetting PlayStation. Mast-less for the past few years, Cheyenne recently (like, as of this writing) departed for Hawaii to begin her ninth life. What could a massive cat that no longer sails possibly do, you might wonder. We're glad you asked. "We're trying to find three WWII submarines," Chris Welsh, Cheyenne's owner, told us. As we reported in 2017, Cheyenne has been converted to the mothership for launching and recovering small, deep-sea submarines. During a lecture at St. Francis Yacht Club, Welsh said that when diving, "I look at everything we do and I try and get a double purpose out of it." In addition to looking for historic naval wreckage, Welsh also hopes to document marine munition dumps, as well as chase sperm whales to find giant squid. "And then one aspect that we're just trying to publicize — that we're not going to be able to do anything about ourselves — is the issue of microfibers in the ocean and in the atmosphere."
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come to latitude's Is your fondest dream to sail the seven seas? To demolish the competition on the race course? To sail leisurely to the perfect picnic spot? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these, or if your sailing dreams take on an entirely different configuration, a good place to start is Latitude 38's Spring Crew List Party. As they have for many, many years, Golden Gate Yacht Club on the San Francisco Marina will host the shindig. Mark Thursday, March 7, in your calendar, and show up at 6 p.m. (but not earlier!) Have a 10-spot ready to hand over to the nice people at the entrance (or just a fiver and an ID if you're 25 or under). As usual, along with the opportunity to meet and match up with fellow sailors
The March 2019 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.