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Archive for January 2015

A Head Start on February

The February Latitude — ahead of its time.  latitude/Annie
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC If your eyeballs are getting itchy to catch up on the latest sailing news, you’re in luck, as we’ve jumped the gun a wee bit and released the February issue of Latitude 38 today. More »

High-Flying Cat

Just before we left San Diego for the start of the Baja Ha-Ha in late October of last year, we were treated to an unusual sight — a big multihull coming out of the water at Driscoll’s Boat Yard on Shelter Island without benefit of a Travelift. More »

Beware the Open Hatch

Last August, Sailor Cherry, an enthusiastic participant in last year’s Delta Doo Dah, walked through the shower deck hatch (a 7"x13" rectangle) of her Serendipity 43 Hooked and did some extensive damage to her right leg and knee. More »

Built to Last 100 Years

One of the most ambitious boat-building projects in recent memory is currently taking place in Sausalito. You are welcome to drop by and check it out first hand.  Peter Strietman
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC One look at the structure of the tall ship Matthew Turner, which is now under construction in Sausalito, and you’ll know why its creators say she’s built to last at least 100 years. More »
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Where’s That Rock?

In Friday’s story, Rock On!, about John Larsen’s Westsail 42 Danika striking a pinnacle rock near Punta Mita, we gave a latitude for the rock’s position but not a longitude (we have since added it to the original story). More »

What’s Next for ‘ti Profligate?

Bequia in the Grenadines. We haven’t been there in years. Even with a drone we figure it would take us a couple of weeks to get the photos we needed. © 2015 Bequia Tourism The word came years later than we expected, but it’s now decision time for the publisher of Latitude 38 with regard to his Leopard 45 catamaran ‘ti Profligate in the BVI Yacht Charters yacht management program in the British Virgins. More »

The Flyin’ Hawaiian Takes Flight

There’s something missing from Sausalito’s Richardson Bay anchorage: the notorious Flyin’ Hawaiian catamaran. Word around the docks is that Hot Rod Lane’s home-built creation actually made it out the Golden Gate and headed south over the weekend. More »

When Is a Sailboat a Yacht?

"Is a sailboat a yacht?" the young man asked. "I don’t know what Webster says, but by my definition, no, not usually. But some special sailboats do qualify as yachts." "How can you tell?" More »