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January 2019

46Loose Lips

Latitude Nation, you went big for this month's Caption Contest. There were several entries about tabling motions, ideas and conversations, not to mention water and tide tables.


With "summer" settling upon the Southern Ocean, Cape Horn has seen a virtual rush hour. After Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede rounded in late November, Randall Reeves slid past the Horn about a week later, on November 29, 2018.

58Season Champions Part 3

The end of the old year and the beginning of the new are a traditional time to look back at the past 12 months. In these pages, we're reflecting upon the 2018 season of racing, and the champions whose success might inspire the rest of us to strive for improvement in 2019.

64Cruising Kids

We meet a lot of cruising families every year, and we're happy to report that many of their kids are impressive.

70Morning Star: The Unexpected

Having left Morning Star at a marina in Alameda for a couple of weeks, I was back aboard for the unexpected fourth leg of my summer adventure.

74More Catalina Stories

Given its easy accessibility from the greater Los Angeles coast, Santa Catalina has seen generations of sailors come and go. In this installment, we hear about some of the idiosyncrasies of mooring in Avalon, where and what to drink, where to bike, and more.

78Max Ebb: Upwind Intuition

I'm not a regular at St. Francis, but they do put out a good lunch spread on Wednesdays, and the lecture series has sometimes been called "the TED talks of sailing."

82Racing Sheet

A sweep of Northern California midwinter races includes visits to Golden Gate YC, Sausalito YC, Richmond YC, Berkeley YC, Santa Cruz YC and RegattaPRO. Box Scores step out of NorCal and outside of the box. Our extensive Race Notes include an America's Cupdate and a Lipton Cupdate. And what the heck is the Berkeley Fan?

88World of Chartering

We'll stick to our January tradition this month, by taking a detailed look at chartering in the Well-Protected Waters of the Pacific Northwest, plus Charter Notes

92Changes in Latitudes

After spending the winter in the Sea of Cortez, our entire family was both sad and loath to leave. But we'd met another kid-boat in the Sea that had two girls, Emmy and Lucy, who were the exact same ages as our daughters.