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Archive for July 2009

Gear Up with Latitude

Did you know that, in a recent scientific study, the Foundation of Ridiculous Studies found that underwear models were more attracted to sailors who wore Latitude 38 gear? "There’s something so totally hot about a man who wears pink," gushed Victoria Zeekret. More »
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MOB Mentality – Send Us Your Story

People fall off boats all the time, especially racing boats. Most are recovered quickly with little more lost than a few places in the standings. But not always. For most of the sailing demographic, MOB — ‘man overboard’ — is one of the most dreaded scenarios, right up there with fire or sinking. More »

Getting Away From It All

You don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors when cruising in the Kimberley region. © 2009 Dave NelsonEver feel like you want to get away from it all? You know, f-a-a-a-a-r away, where there’s no sign of humanity for miles and miles? More »

From Alaska to Tasmania

Dorothy and Steve reading the latest Latitude 38s back in ’02 in their beloved Tasmania. After a stint in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, the former Tiburon couple are headed back to ‘Tas’. More »

Blood on the Face, Blood in the Water

Blood red really isn’t Liz’s best color, but sometimes you have no choice. © 2009 Liz ClarkWhile Liz Clark’s self-portrait on her Santa Barbara-based Cal 40 in the South Pacific might be a little fuzzy, the point is clear — not every minute of a sailing/surfing safari is a good one. More »

It’s official! Al Gore at the Leukemia Cup

In July 10’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we posted the exciting news that former Vice President Al Gore had accepted Tom Perkins’ invitation to be the keynote speaker for this fall’s Leukemia Cup Regatta, hosted by San Francisco YC on September 19-20. More »

We May Have a Budget, DBW AND Parks

As you’ve all heard, the great state of California now has a budget. Well, almost. The "kick the can down the road" budget — so called because it just postpones rather than solves the state’s inherent financial problems — still has to be approved by the state legislature tomorrow, and that’s no sure thing. More »

West Coast Opti Groms Represent!

From left, Romain Screve, Esteban Forrer, Quinn Wilson, Kristopher Swanson, and Dane Wilson. © 2009 Rich RobertsFive California kids put their stamp on the Team Racing event at the US Optimist National Championships currently underway at Cabrillo Beach YC. More »

Svendsen’s Summer Splash Pulls Crowd

Some of the 66 juniors at the Svendsen’s Summer Splash hosted by Encinal YC last weekend. © Encinal YCMichael Grove and Alex Delle Cese made the most of Encinal YC’s Svendsen’s Summer Splash and BAYS #3 this weekend. More »

Cruising Rallies Buck the Economy

“Raise your hand if you love sailing to Mexico!” Fleet members strike a pose at the end of last year’s Baja Ha-Ha rally. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCBig cruising rallies are continue to do well despite — or perhaps because of — the poor global economy. More »