Sailing Staycation
With one of us furloughed and one working remotely, we decided to head toward the Delta aboard Penelope, our Newport 27.
The Weather Report
Summer seems to be inching closer and closer here in the Bay Area, though, like many things in our lives at the moment, it’s doing a two-steps-forward, three-steps-back shuffle.
where broken boats go to recover
A lot of great boats were built in Santa Cruz County during the 1970s and ’80s, boats that are beloved among our Latitude readership.
Another Boat Theft
"It is with amazement and disbelief that I inform you that on Sunday, May 24, at about 6:15 a.m., our beloved RIB Mackin was stolen from the dinghy dock."
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Cruisers Lend a Helping Hand
In the aftermath of April’s Cyclone Harold, many South Pacific sailors have banded together to help those who were most impacted by the storm.
La Niña or El Niño?
Hurricane season officially begins in the Atlantic Basin on June 1, peaking around September 10, before ending on November 30. On average, the Atlantic experiences 11 named tropical systems.
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Expansive water and San Francisco views are the star in the spacious great room, featuring a custom kitchen, dining, sitting, and game area.
A Watery Weekend
The Broderick grandsons, last seen 'sailing' Grandpa’s Voyager 14 in the driveway, took to the real water Memorial Day Sunday in Grandpa’s Wyliecat 30 Nancy.
Your Video Adrenaline Moment
Kaneohe Yacht Club's Junior Program is an advanced, high-tech sailing laboratory where junior sailors learn the latest techniques. Here we see a group of them absolutely sending it in their O'Pen Skiffs.
Sailing from Home
Sailors in Second Life (SL) are inviting wet-water enthusiasts from around the world to join them for the most realistic and satisfying sailing experience available online.
In Harmony with Nature
When I made plans earlier in the week to sail out of Moss Landing with my friend and mentor George Mckay, I felt a tension ease out of my shoulders that I hadn’t really been cognizant was there.
Thanks to Phase 2
"We are among the first of the sailboats back on Folsom Lake, finally," wrote Pat McIntosh. Pat and his family had a short sail on Saturday afternoon.
The Baja Bash
With seaports around the world closed to unfamiliar vessels, it’s not surprising that sailors are left wondering what to do when they and their beloved sailboat are sheltering in different countries.
Learning to sail on San Francisco Bay
Though I’d been a passenger for family daysails since I was a toddler, it wasn’t until college, while tagging along on my grandpa’s beer can races, that I developed a curiosity and understanding of how the boat and sails worked.
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Shuffling the Calendar Cards
"The MMBA Board has made the decision to cancel the Wooden Boat Show in 2020. The show will return in 2021. "
The World Famous L38
Here’s your May Caption Contest(!), shot by Latitudian Mark Bettis. Please comment below, and be sure to check the June issue of Latitude 38 for the winner.
college sailing
Jesse Andrews has been an assistant coach for the University of Hawaii’s Rainbows for 23 years, after completing an All-American sailing career at the UH Manoa campus.
Two Safety Tips
National Safe Boating Week runs Saturday, May 16, through Friday, May 22. The usual recommendation urging lifejacket wear is now joined by an equally important message — how to stay safe during the time of COVID-19.
Submit your ad online.
You can easily list your sailboat for sale online. The deadline for the June issue is today, May 15. To get your ad into the June issue, submit your ad by 5 p.m.
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A Question for the Nation
On my last day in New Zealand, we took a long drive. After weeks of lingering near a marina and industrial hub, a drive — and the proverbial stretching of the legs — was welcome respite from the quarantine routine of long walks to the grocery store.
Virtual and Actual Sailing
Last week, reader Jeff Berman sent us these images of a recent Zoom gathering he attended. "We had a contest for best background. I won!"
Waterfront Politics
On Wednesday, a bill recommending targeted reforms to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, or BCDC, will be up for discussion in Sacramento.
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Washing, waxing, varnishing. Serving the entire Bay Area for more than 30 years. “I have never seen the teak look so good."
The Latest Updates
The board of the Singlehanded Sailing Society had been hard at work right up until Friday to make the Singlehanded Farallones Race happen. They'd had it on the schedule for this coming Saturday, May 16.