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The Resourceful Sailor Series
In January this year we published, Tales From the Northwest Passage: Arctic ‘Bricolage.’ Written by the Resourceful Sailor, Joshua Wheeler the story featured a few ways the crew of Breskell, a 51’ wooden sloop, 'made do' while transiting the Northwest Passage in 2019. Here he offers a few more examples of bricolage on boats, and on land.
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Where Do You Go In a Pandemic
Combined with impending responsibilities back in the States, it felt like the prudent decision was to get north, away from electrical storms and torrential downpours — and to eventually repatriate.
HIstoric Yacht Back on the Water
The moment had been five years in the making. Viveka arrived at Rutherford’s Boat Shop in Richmond in 2015 for a full restoration. But the owner ran out of money and the project was stalled.
Sailors Down South
It had been seven months, and naturally, we were a bit apprehensive. I'm happy to say we were pleasantly surprised!
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Annual Festival Online
The 7th annual Visions of the Wild festival goes virtual with a series of free monthly online events through its project 38°N.
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We are very excited to announce that we have completed our dock replacement project for A through G dock at Brickyard Cove Marina, and now have openings in most sizes.
Pottering About on the Bay
While many would likely consider a Capri 26 to be a small boat for a two-week cruise, it seemed a veritable palace when compared to Phil's Potter 19 or Dan's Montgomery 15!
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Birthday with a Difference
When I looked up at the Golden Gate Bridge I fantasized about what it must feel like to sail out to sea with only ocean on the horizon and water miles deep below me.
Race and Party Like It's 2019
The 37th annual Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove has just drawn to a close in western Fiji. Boats and sailors from the Bay Area and West Coast left their mark on the regatta.
Sailing Drones Strut Their Stuff
The US Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) has announced that it will begin testing and evaluating the use of unmanned surface vehicles off the south shore of Oahu.
Keeping Track of Friends
The Baja Ha-Ha celebrates cruising everywhere in Mexico — as well as Ha-Ha veterans who have cruised Mexico and far beyond.
Beer Cans Continue in Richmond
The days are getting shorter, but that isn't stopping Richmond Yacht Club from running their Wednesday night beer can series for an extra month.
Last Call for Classy Ads
Winter is coming and still no sign of the boat market letting up. There has never been a better time to sell a boat through Latitude's Classy Classifieds.
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What the Weather Brings
It was so windy that it redefined my concept of what windy was. There were days that normally docile windsurfing spots in the East Bay were blown white with foam and heaving with huge, breaking wind swell.
The Little Boat is Back
Wil departed the Bay on September 27 and had made it about 200 miles out (due in part to no wind the first two days) before the damage occurred.
Caption Contest (!)
Hopefully this hasn't happened to you. Add your best comment for October's Caption Contest (!).
Changabang's Adventure Continues
For Philippe Jamotte the initial high was setting off on October 1, on the adventure of a lifetime — to sail singlehanded around the world as the clouds, fog and smoke of San Francisco Bay gave way for an ideal departure.
Still Sailing South
Life here is extremely manageable, if somewhat modified. The people continue to be friendly, welcoming, and grateful for our support.
Racing for Cruisers
Back for its 37th running, the annual Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove will kick off on Friday in western Fiji. Like almost every sailing event of 2020, the fate of this year’s regatta was uncertain until…
Historical Ships Join Virtual Event
Join the week of virtual experiences surrounding several of the country's historic vessels, culminating in Saturday's 'Tall Ship Throwdown Competition.'
Little Boat Turns Around
Wil Spaul is headed back to the Bay. The intrepid 70-year-old sailor who is attempting to sail the smallest boat ever to Hawaii — Chubby Girl is only 9 feet long — knew it was going to be a long, rough ride when he left a week ago.
Clipper Race Sailor Joins Latitude
Latitude's newest driver, Mike Holmes, lives in Richmond, right where the deliveries were needed. As it turns out, Mike wrote our June feature story about his about his sailing adventures in this year's Clipper Race.
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We are very excited to announce that we have completed our dock replacement project for A through G dock at Brickyard Cove Marina, and now have openings in most sizes.
Buying and Selling Boats
It's unfortunate, but a fact — there are unscrupulous people who try to take advantage of others through selling or buying a boat. Recently we received a newsletter from BoatUS with some tips on how to avoid boat scams.
Pumpkins Full Moons and Your Favorite Magazine
October has arrived, and it's an exciting month! Why? The 520th edition of 'Latitude 38' magazine is on the streets, or on its way to your letter box.
Surfing online and offshore
What to do when you’re not sailing on the ocean or organizing the Pacific Cup for other people to enjoy? For offshore racer Michael Moradzadeh, the answer is to help build a new website for the Cruising Club of America.
Fall Racing Preview
As detailed in Monday's 'Lectronic, the YRA and Vallejo Yacht Club canceled the 2020 Great Vallejo Race. But that doesn't mean there's no racing. Au contraire!