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Lookin' Good, TGIF

July 21, 2017 – Tiburon, CA

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Moonlight sails in the dusk light during the Corinthian Yacht Club's Friday night beer cans. 

Photo Latitude / Timmy
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Classy Deadline the 15th

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Team New Zealand Announces ... Something

July 21, 2017 – New Zealand

On Tuesday, Team Emirates New Zealand announced . . . that they'll be making an announcement soon regarding the protocol for the 36th America's Cup. The Kiwis have hinted at what we might expect their wish list to look like.

"Rest assured, we're going to do the right thing," said Team Emirates New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton in regard to the 36th Cup. "It's a privilege to hold the America's Cup — it's not a right." 

© 2018 Gilles Martin-Raget ACEA

" . . . Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge are pleased to announce that the protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America's Cup will be released in September," a press release on the Kiwis' website said. Team New Zealand offered a "proposed" date of early 2021 for the next Match, which would be summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

"The Protocol will contain a 'constructed in country' requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members," the press release went on to say. No other details were offered, and the sailing world will be left in suspense for a few more weeks wondering exactly what type of boats will race for the Auld Mug the next time around.

As we suggested satirically last week — but seriously now — strong nationality rules could give the Kiwis an advantage for years to come. Or conversely, it could inspire a new generation of sailors from other countries to contest one of the world's greatest sailing nations for supremacy.

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. The Kiwis have only recently reclaimed the Cup, and some celebration is in order (not to mention our taking as much of a break as possible from reporting all things AC).

"It's fantastic to be home, we're just so proud of being New Zealanders," Grant Dalton was quoted as saying on the Emirates TNZ website on July 5. The next day, Team New Zealand marched through Auckland with the Cup, and celebrated as only the Kiwis can.

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Ad: Modern Sailing School & Club

July 21, 2017 – Sausalito, CA

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New on the Bay

July 21, 2017 – San Francisco Bay

While prowling the Sausalito waterfront we came across this sleek new 50-footer recently delivered to a Bay Area owner. She's a Vismara 50 built in Italy.  

Sleek at the dock, she'll surely be a pleasure to sail on the Bay.

Photo Latitude / John
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Our understanding is that the same owner will have a G4 foiling catamaran from DNA Performance Sailing in the Netherlands landing in the Bay Area sometime soon.

G4 coming to San Francisco Bay

Rumor has it we'll be seeing more big-boat foiling on the Bay when a foiling G4 is delivered later this year.

© 2018 DNA Performance Sailing /

According to the DNA website they "set out to create a boat which would deliver the ultimate sailor reward with a rush of adrenaline." However, in addition to a fully foiling adrenaline rush, it also offers a full interior, queen-sized beds and other amenities, making for an interesting combo of speed and comfort.
We've seen foiling kiteboards, windsurfers, Moths and the America's Cup boats on the Bay. Will we be seeing more in the future?

- latitude / john

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Cover Contest. We Want Your Photos!

July 21, 2017 – Bay Area, CA

In our 40 years of going where the wind blows, one of our favorite courses has been where you've steered us. Since 1977, you've shared your photos and stories with our humble journalists and designers, and we've done our best to churn them out into this magazine we call Latitude 38.  

User submission: "My wife Cappy and I spent Saturday on Angel Island, and departed for our home port at Pier 39 Marina just before sunset. We had one reef on the main, and were using our 100% 'summer' jib on Wanderlust, our 1978 Gulfstar 37. This is why we sail instead of power boat."

© 2018 Cappy Larson

But times have changed, and everyone these days can be their own publisher. So in honor of our 'Ruby Anniversary' (which is apparently the stone of choice for the 40th), rather than post your pictures on the digital ether of Instagram and Facebook, why not share them with us? We'd like to open our megapixels to all of you on the water with your cameras, and publish your photos on 'Lectronic, in the magazine and — for the very best shots — on our cover. That's right, we are announcing an amateur Cover Photo Contest!  

Please send any submissions here (high resolution is required). And for a glimpse of past covers, click here. We can't guarantee that we'll publish your shots, but we're always happy to see what people are up to on sailboats in the Bay and around the world.

- latitude / timmy

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