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Archive for January 2011

A Woman’s Prerogative

Lady’s choice — Cita makes no apologies for going wherever the heck she wants to go. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’re not sure who made up the ‘rules’, but supposedly it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. More »

February Latitude Hits the Docks

As we write this, trucks are driving all over the Bay Area delivering the February issue of Latitude 38 into the hot little hands of our distributors. This month we feature the amazing story of Jerry Borucki’s escape from the ice aboard his Freya 39 Arctic Alpha Wülf, the dazzling and colorful personality (and toes!) More »

Three Bridge Fiasco Challenges

The parking lot off Aquatic Park claimed more than a few hopes and dreams, but no one stayed there long . . . most got swept back to Crissy Field! latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC A whopping 318 boats started the Singlehanded Sailing Society’s Three Bridge Fiasco on Saturday, but light air and a ripping ebb that primarily affected the slower-rated boats conspired against the fleet. More »

Surfing Todos Santos

In Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic, we invited fellow surfer-sailors to share some of their favorite breaks (without giving away the location, of course). Kurt Roll, who crewed from Mexico to New Zealand aboard on Dietmar Petutschnig and Suzanne Dubose’s Las Vegas-based Lagoon 440 cat Carinthia, shared some of his Mexican surfing-sailing adventures: "While getting Carinthia ready for the Puddle Jump in La Cruz, I regularly took the dinghy out to the point. More »

What’s With the Slow Ships?

If commercial shipping seems to be moving slower than last year, that’s because it is — and it’s due to the increasing cost of fuel. According to trade organizations, the 4,650 larger commercial ships of the world are now traveling at an average of 11.7 knots, about 7% slower than the year before. More »

Bond Deal & Parties for Jumpers

You’ll know you’ve arrived in French Polynesia when locals wearing flower garlands paddle out to welcome you. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Veteran cruisers will tell you that the people of French Polynesia are among the friendliest folks in the South Pacific. More »

Make Time for MOB Training

Shana Bagley made friends with a real dummy during MOB training on Pegasus. Pegasus
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Walnut Creeks’s Shana Bagley, who sailed several legs in the 2009-10 Clipper ‘Round the World Race aboard California, shared the following photos of crew overboard training aboard the 51-ft John Alden ketch Pegasus. More »

Surfing the North Shore

What could be nicer than paddling in from your boat and into a nice Mexican wall such as this? latitude/Nick
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC When surfers talk about riding waves on the North Shore, they are inevitably referring to the North Shore of Hawaii and all the famous world-class breaks there. More »