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Archive for February 2014

In Defense of the Delta

With the exception of the last couple of days, wintering in the Delta has been delightful. © 2014 LaDonna Bubak "You’re spending the winter in the Delta? Brrrr!" That was the reaction many people — including Latitude‘s publisher — had to the announcement that my husband and I would be spending the first few months of 2014 cruising the California Delta. More »

March Latitudes Out Today

The March issue of Latitude 38 is out. Although today’s weather is pretty gray and wet, this issue should brighten your spirits. There’s a recap of the Three Bridge Fiasco and a Beer Can Primer for everyone salivating at the idea of going for a fun-filled sail after work in the months to come. More »

Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman Awards

Brian Porter and Jody Starck formally accepted their respective 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards yesterday at the St. Francis Yacht Club. The event, emceed by Gary Jobson, highlighted the careers of two of America’s finest sailors. More »

Update on La Paz Good Samaritan

In our recent posting For Lack of a Kill Cord we told the story of a good Samaritan, John Spicher, who was badly injured in La Paz while helping out a fellow boater who had fallen out of his motorized dinghy. More »

Ad: El Salvador Rally

© El Salvador Rally Join a different kind of rally where you start from wherever you are, cruise with a group of your own making, and travel at your own pace. More »

Caribbean 600

Now in its sixth year, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s annual Caribbean 600 has become one of the darlings of the North Atlantic’s ocean racing calendar. With a course that beats, reaches and runs its way through eleven islands and a fleet that includes a who’s who of AC, VOR and Olympic talent, winning is no easy task. More »

Clipper Yachts Recalled

Forestay fittings have failed among the fleet’s 12 boats causing race officials to divert the fleet to Hong Kong. Clipper Ventures
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Clipper Round the World racers have been diverted to Hong Kong, China after race organizers became aware of a potentially dangerous flaw in the forestay system on the 12 Clipper 70s. More »

What Are Your Favorite Yacht Toys?

Stand-up paddle boards are becoming more and more popular in the realm of cruising. Anybody can quickly learn to use one, they’re relatively easy to store (especially the inflatable variety), and they can serve as a second dinghy. More »