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Archive for September 2014

Do the Ha-Ha Aboard Profligate?

Profligate about to round Cabo Falso. latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Almost everybody who does the Baja Ha-Ha aboard the 63-ft catamaran mothership Profligate is a repeat, but this year one cabin has opened up. More »

Pacific Cup Trimaran Abandoned on Return to California

Transit of Venus was looking good as she approached Honolulu a couple of months ago. Sadly, she is now holed and adrift in mid-ocean. © 2014 Leslie Richter / Transit of Venus, Rick Waltonsmith’s Corsair 37 trimaran was abandoned Thursday on her way back to the Bay Area from Hawaii following a severe impact with an unknown object last Wednesday. More »

Catch a Lyft Ashore

So you’re preparing to head down the coast to Mexico and are planning several stops along the way to refuel, rewater and reprovision. The first two are generally pretty easy for boaters, but the last chore can be problematic. More »
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Do It Now, Not at the Last Minute

A big surge in last-minute Baja Ha-Ha entries has brought the total to just shy of 170, making it the largest Ha-Ha in the last three years. Considering the fact that we here at Latitude told it like it really was during last year’s boat impoundment fiasco in Mexico, we’re both gratified and more than a little surprised at the number of entries. More »

The Missing (Tourist Visa) Link & Cabo News

This could be you — heading south under sail to the sunny latitudes of Mexico. But before you set sail, be sure to go online and get your visa. latitude/JR
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC If you’re going to go to Mexico by boat, you need to get a special nautical tourist visa online. More »
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Job Opportunity in Production

Production Department Latitude 38 is a such great place to work that we rarely have job openings. However, we are currently looking for an organized and team-oriented person who possesses excellent time-management skills and the ability to work within deadlines – with minimal supervision – to work in our production department. More »

Paperwork for Heading to Mexico

Get on your paperwork, then get on your boat, then get on your board. Leave the wetsuit at home.  latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC The news on the Mexican paperwork front is very promising. More »

Post-Odile Baja Ha-Ha

This is what the beach on the Pacific side of Cabo looked like the day AFTER hurricane Odile came through. The two in the photo are the ‘Texas Bowhunter’ and his girl, who handled the situation well and made a great report about it. More »

A Bit of Encouraging News

 Sometimes at this time of year, everything south of Mag Bay, as well as the entire Sea of Cortez, is the color of dried blood, indicating 85 degrees or more. latitude/rs
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC We don’t exactly know what to make of it, but it can’t be bad. More »

Problems with Mexican Paperwork

Getting a receipt for a tourist visa was so easy that a publisher could do it. Have each crewmember apply separately, and don’t lose the receipt! latitude/Richard
©2014 Latitude 38 Media, LLC There are two important documents you need when cruising Mexico. More »