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Archive for October 2012

Gear Up for the Holidays

If the big chain stores can do it, so can little Latitude 38 – market Christmas shopping before Halloween, that is. You can get a jump on your holiday gift list at our online chandlery, where you’ll find T-shirts, ladies’ tops, long-sleeve shirts, and hats, including a limited run in sunny yellow. More »

This Weekend and Beyond

Like last year, light air is again forecast for this weekend’s Great Pumpkin Regatta. © If you happen to spot a pumpkin bobbing on the Bay this Sunday, it might belong to Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin. More »
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An Unusual Hitchhiker

"On the morning of October 17, I picked up a hitchhiker in Why, Arizona, who was on his way to Tucson," reports Greg Joder. "The man was in his 60s and very animated. More »

The Times They Are A-Changing

And like ol’ Bob Dylan sang back in the early ’60s, "and accept it soon that [if you stay in California] you’ll be drenched to the bone." A reminder to one and all that Daylight Saving Time ends in the wee hours of Sunday, October 28, in most of Mexico (in the States and municipalities bordering the U.S., More »

Jeanne Socrates Does It Again

Jeanne Socrates left Victoria, BC, Monday morning aboard Nereida bound for…Victoria, BC. © Jak Mang You just can’t keep Jeanne Socrates down. The irrepressible Brit left Victoria, B.C. Monday morning aboard her Najad 380 Nereida on her third attempt at a nonstop solo circumnavigation. More »

Ha-Ha Weather Looking Warm and Moony

It’s been cloudy and rainy in San Diego for the last couple of days, and with the 149-boat Ha-Ha fleet slated to head south of the border one week from today, it looks like another couple of overcast days are ahead. More »

Casting Call

Three years have passed since then-16-year-old Jessica Watson’s record-breaking nonstop solo circumnavigation, and casting has begun for a film based on her journey. Her achievement didn’t land her in the record books as the youngest solo circumnavigator because most no longer recognize age-based sailing records, but the media certainly made up for any official snubs she may have suffered.  More »

Heavy Air SF Sailors Win Light Air J/105s

The crew on Chris Perkins’ Masquerade (#17) killed it at the J/105 NAs in San Diego this weekend. J/105 Class Association
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Chris Perkins’ San Francisco-based Masquerade won a convincing start-to-finish victory in the just-completed nine-race J/105 North Americans sailed out of the San Diego YC. More »

Webb Chiles Sneak Peek

Webb Chiles, the ultimate Zen sailor. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC A man in his early 70s losing his vision in one eye but planning to do a circumnavigation on a Moore 24 ultralight? More »

Taking Stock of AC World Series Success

Although the focus of America’s Cup enthusiasts has now shifted to the big show next summer — the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series begins in July — its worth taking stock of the impact that the recent America’s Cup World Series has had on the Bay Area. More »