Aussie 18 Racing
California sailor Katie Love is a woman on a mission. “I want to prove that women can sail 18-ft skiffs just as good as men.” To that end, the 30-year-old skipper left her job running tugs on the West Coast and went to Sydney, Australia, to compete in this year’s 18-footer racing season and JJ Giltinan Championships.
Calls for help answered
A few months ago, a Latitude reader asked what they should do with their used flares.
First Day of Spring
Today is the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, and, for most, the start of the peak sailing season. It's the day the sun crosses the equator from the Southern Hemisphere to the North just as members of the Pacific Puddle Jump fleet are doing the opposite — they are heading north to south.
Now Available

2019 Sailing Calendar

And YRA Master Schedule

The complete Northern California racing guide including currents, courses, contacts and PHRF application. Pick up your copy from a local distributor, read it online, or download the PDF.

Magazine Features: March 2019

The Perfect Sailing Life

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We first met Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee last year in Sausalito. The husband and wife are, respectively, the chief skipper and first mate of Sea Dragon, a 72-ft, steel vessel run by Pangaea Exploration.

RegattaPro Winter One Design

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The RegattaPRO Winter One Series started in 2002 as a one one-design series for the Bay Area Farr 40 fleet. They wanted to keep their chops up during the 'off' season.

David Liebenberg Profile

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Olympic hopeful David Liebengerg, now 27, starting racing aboard his parents' Express 27 Friday at the tender age of 2. By age 3 had became a regular on the crew, but he had to wait until he was 7 to join the Richmond YC Junior Program.

Sea Plasma

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The navigator lived intimately with the esoteric at one of Earth's outposts. His father was a paluelap, a grandmaster navigator who, holding him in tide pools and gentle surf, let the pulse of the Pacific first frighten then awe then osmose his baby son who would become a palu at age 20.

Max Ebb: Cavitation 101

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Southern California waters are a welcome change from the rainy season in San Francisco Bay: The seabreeze is warm and the palm trees seem to belong.

World of Chartering

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Based on the number of trips he's taken in the past 20 years, it's obvious that Bay Area sailor Art Hartinger is completely addicted to yacht charter vacationing.