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John Arndt, Publisher

John grew up sailing on the coast of Maine, sailed in college and taught sailing during college summers. He's raced and cruised the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Mediterranean and been sailing San Francisco Bay since 1984. He started at Latitude 38 in 1987.  John has been on the board of the Northern California Marine Association, Sail America and currently the Corinthian Yacht Club.  John founded the Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing in 2001 and has recently purchased a 1989 Sabre Mk II to for San Francisco Bay and coastal racing and cruising with his wife and two daughters.

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Ryan Foland

A high-energy speaker, author, and consultant who teaches executives how to grow their influence. Ryan is a four-time TEDx speaker and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and more. For fun, Ryan sails, draws stick figures, and raps.

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Nicki Bennett

Nicki talented and experienced digital marketer who runs the advertisement accounts and marketing for Latitude 38. With years of experience in the marketing industry and a passion for sailing, Nicki is a great ambassador of the Latitude 38 brand in addition to being a big part of the magazine’s growth. Nicki is currently refitting her '72 Ericson 32 based in the SF Bay.

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Christine Weaver

Christine Weaver

Racing and monthly Calendar editor at Latitude 38. A California native, Christine learned to sail in El Toros at age 12; she has been racing and cruising avidly since 1992. She co-founded the Delta Doo Dah cruising rally in 2009 and still acts as rally organizer. She's a graduate of San Francisco State University.

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Moe Roddy

Moe Roddy

Moe Roddy is a retired RN and transplant to the bay area from St. John USVI, where she lived and Newport RI. She has sailed and raced extensively in the Caribbean and North East both ocean racing and deliveries. In 2005, at the age of 51, she became the second woman to finish the single handed leg of the Bermuda 1,2 ( the first having finished hours before her) and on the return leg to Newport her crew member was another woman, together they became the first women’s team to compete and finish both legs of the Bermuda 1,2. A record they still hold. She has spoken around the country about heart disease and women and uses her experience of both being a nurse, assisting in open heart surgery, and single handing to Bermuda to educate women about heart disease and empowering them to take control of their health. As she likes to say, “Sailing empowers women to do the things they thought impossible”. She is now actively involved as a volunteer at the Guide Dogs for the Blind and is on the Board of Directors at the St. Francis Sailing Foundation and a member of the Cruising Club of America. She is active racing on Lulu with her partner and participating in race management at both StFYC and SFYC. Moe has one daughter who lives in Hawaii.

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