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Archive for September 2011

Going for Broke

The October issue of Latitude 38 hits the streets today, just in time for the weekend! latitude/Annie
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC As you’ll read in the October edition of Latitude 38 magazine (which hits the streets today), the process of prepping for October’s Baja Ha-Ha rally has been long and arduous for many new cruisers. More »

Thinking About Mexico

With the approach of every cruising season, the fearful talk about personal safety in Mexico by people who aren’t going there seems to reach a fevered pitch. We were speaking with an old sailing friend in Catalina and were frankly surprised when he said there was absolutely no way he would never ever sail to Mexico. More »

Latitudes in the Wild

"I don’t know if you still run these kinds of photos anymore," writes Golden Gate YC member Emmanuel Uren, "but here’s a picture of an authentic Plymothian before some America’s Cup 34 World Series races in Plymouth in early September. More »

Different Waters of the World

Steve and Dorothy Darden, who lived in Tiburon for a number of years, aren’t kids, but that hasn’t stopped them from being very active cruisers in the 10 years since they had their Morelli & Melvin 52 cat built in New Zealand. More »

Who’s Who at Latitude?

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as your favorite sailing magazine. We don’t bombard fans of our Facebook page with multiple daily posts, mainly because we’re usually too busy putting together the magazine or ‘Lectronic but also because it can be downright annoying. More »

Minis Prepare to head South

Emma Creighton and her Pocket Rocket (highlighted in red) are currently well-hedged in what’s turning out to be a very tricky start to the Mini Transat. © Transat 6.50 The fleet in the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 have a had a slow first few days, sailing upwind across the Bay of Biscay in predominately light air since the start on Sunday afternoon. More »

Stormpulse Tracks Hurricanes

We’ve just been alerted to a fantastic hurricane tracking site called Featuring beautiful graphics, the site tracks tropical storms and hurricanes in the Pacific and Atlantic, as well as severe weather across the U.S. More »

A Prime Benefit for Expats

Thanks to Shirley and Frank, this longtime Argentine cruiser, who has sailed the world aboard her beautiful Trintella 53, was thrilled to find Latitudes at Shelter Bay Marina, as she’d become addicted to the magazine’s unique style during her days in Hawaii. More »

Mexico on Sale for Cruisers?

If you follow the currency markets, you may have noticed that in the last month or so, the U.S. dollar has appreciated something like 10% versus the Mexican peso. That means if you’re lucky enough to be headed to Mexico this winter, your bucks should go a lot farther. More »

Emma Gets Ready to Send It

La Rochelle, France, is where all the Mini Transat action is until Sunday. The Bay’s Emma Creighton will be one of the 78 starters. © 2011 Classe Mini The biennial Mini Transat starts from La Rochelle, France on Sunday, and the Bay Area will have its adopted own, Emma Creighton among the 78 starters. More »