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UPDATE (12/31/10 17:53): Americas Cup 34 is coming to San Francisco Bay . . . Happy New Year! Although nothing has been confirmed at this point, San Francisco may be close to being named the host of the 34th America’s Cup. More »

Impressions of Mexico

We’ve been on assignment in Mexico — lucky us — for all but three days since the start of the Ha-Ha in late October. We sailed over to Banderas Bay in early November, and in mid-December sailed down the Gold Coast as far as Barra de Navidad, which is where we are now. More »

New Year, New Latitude

Friday is New Year’s Eve so to ensure everyone can get their hands on the first Latitude of the year before they’re too drunk or hungover to stumble into their local chandlery, marina or boatyard, the January issue will be delivered to all the normal places tomorrow. More »

Eight Bells for a San Francisco Legend

The San Francisco maritime community lost a living legend last week, when Harold Sommer died of complications from pneumonia on  December 21. He was 85. Harold Sommer was a mentor and an inspiration to sailors and professional mariners throughout the West. More »

And the Answer Is. . .

In Monday’s posting we published the remarkable photo (below) of former San Diego sailor Brenda Manceau standing proudly next to a massive yellowfin tuna that’s she’d supposedly caught in a recent tournament in Tonga. More »

Tenacatita Support Picnic

We received the following note from Dobie Dolphin about beleagured Tenacatita Bay, the four-mile by four-mile bay on mainland Mexico’s Gold Coast between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, and just north of Barra Navidad: "As many of you know, on August 4, villagers, land owners, and tourists were forcibly evicted from their restaurants, homes, and palapas on Tenacatita Beach by a wealthy land developer, with the help of the governor of the state of Jalisco. More »

Photoshopped or Authenic, You Tell Us

No matter how you slice it, that’s a lotta sashimi! But is the photo real? © Endangered Encounters As you might imagine, here at Latitude 38 World Headquarters we receive all sorts of crazy stuff by email — and we’re not just talking about Nigerian inheritance scams, artificial hip recalls, and web specials on oxycodone. More »

Scrambled Turtle Eggs for Sex?

Turtles on the move to lay their eggs and return to the ocean. © Ocean Actions The following photographs of turtle eggs being taken, probably to be sold as aphrodisiacs, will no doubt make any conservation-minded person sick. More »