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Archive for May 2015

Cape Horn, Again, and Beyond

Ocean adventurers Jeff and Debbie Hartjoy fitted out for the Baja Ha-Ha costume party in 2006. Sailor’s Run
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC When most sailors see age 70 looming over the horizon, they tend to dial back their risky behavior. More »

June Issue Is Out

May’s not even over, and yet the June issue of Latitude 38 is already here. Riding in trucks around San Francisco Bay today, the hot stacks of magazines will be found at the usual places. More »

This Photo Cracks Us Up

Basil and Basil during a special moment on a family educational cruise of a lifetime.  latitude/Richard
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC The thing that we find so amusing about this photograph is the apparent reversal of parent-child roles. More »

The Fastest Sailboat Ever

Long, sleek and sexy, Sprindrift 2 is one mean sailing machine.  © 2015 Spindrift Racing The fastest sailboat that has ever sailed the oceans has just become faster, at least in theory. More »

Barker Goes to Japanese AC Team

Dean Barker dons new team colors in Bermuda. © SoftBank Team Japan Kiwi Dean Barker, who was dumped as skipper for Emirates Team New Zealand in February, has been picked up by the America’s Cup Japanese challenger, SoftBank Team Japan. More »

Hank Easom Biopic Debuts

Filmmaker Oleg Harencar and his production team had a brilliant idea a few years ago when they decided to make a series of short biographical films, dubbed Life on the Water. Each More »

West Coast Talent Shines at 52 Super Series

A TP52 bowman earns his pay at Valencia Sailing Week, the first of five events in the re-energized 52 Super Series.  © 2015 Pedro Martinez/Martinez Studio As the global financial crisis wanes, top-tier international yacht racing seems to be booming, and nowhere is this positive trend more evident than in the 52 Super Series, a premier one-design event for TP52s, composed of five regattas in the Med between May and September. More »

Letting the World Know They’ve Circumnavigated

Quite a few Latitude 38 readers have circumnavigated, but to the best of our knowledge, Charlie and Cathie Simon of Nuevo Vallarta and Spokane — but who got their sailing chops on San Francisco Bay —  are the first to have had their achievement announced on the big electronic billboard at New York City’s Times Square. More »

Delta Doo Dah Kickoff

The ever-evolving Delta Doo Dah kicked off on Saturday night at Richmond Yacht Club. The cruising rally to where it’s warm — inland — has always enjoyed strong support from marinas along the way, but this year the event has teamed up with RYC and Stockton Sailing Club in particular to facilitate the voyage to Northern California’s backyard cruising ground. More »