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The Latest on ‘Impounded’ Boats In Mexico

"Ours is one of many boats that has been seized in Mexico," writes Cranky Sailor. "Our boat was in a marina in Ensenada at the time. We are trying to find other victims of the AGACE attack on foreign boat owners, but it’s not easy, and I imagine people are simply afraid to speak up, fearing revenge from the Mexican government. More »

A Look Back at 2013

The new year is a time for reflection and fresh starts. Every January we reflect on the top stories of the previous year in our Year In Review feature, but we also like to tip our hats to a handful of the year’s top sailing stories here in ‘Lectronic. More »

Ring in the New Year with Latitude 38

Whether your style of sailing finds you riding the rail or perched in a cozy corner of the cockpit, our January publications hold lots of great info for you. latitude/Annie
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Northern California sailors are getting an editorial ‘twofer’ today, as both the January edition of Latitude 38 and the 2014 Racing Calendar & YRA Master Schedule are being distributed today in the Bay Area and beyond. More »

Happy Holidays from Latitude 38

The holidays are almost in full swing, and since our January issue is off to the presses, it’s time for us to take a well-deserved break and enjoy some time with our families and friends. More »

New Pardey Biography

Old pal and former Latitude coworker Herb McCormick has spent the last few years working on a biography of ‘the first couple of cruising’, Lin and Larry Pardey, and the final product has just been released. More »

Foreign Yachts in Mexico Update

A source told us that of the 50 or so boats ‘impounded’ in this marina, only three didn’t have Temporary Import Permits or had other paperwork problems. latitude/Richard
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We received a phone call on Sunday from Jorge Gamboa, the head of Tourism for Mexico in California. More »

Year-end Racing Preview

There are still a few opportunities to get some racing in before Christmas if you’ve gotten all of your holiday shopping done (see the next story if you haven’t). And what better way to start the new year than with a schooner race? More »

Bill Gates Invests Big in Mita

Is Bill Gates getting tired of the Seattle gloom? Who knows, but Cascade Investment, which he and Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal own 95% of, just told the securities and exchange commission they are paying $200 million in cash for the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, plus an adjacent 48-acre parcel of development land. More »