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Archive for October 2015

November Issue Out Now

A cornucopia of sailing stories awaits you inside the cover of Latitude 38’s November issue. latitude/Annie
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may the November issue of Latitude 38 be yours on Halloween! More »

Merlin’s Homecoming

The 68-ft Merlin hangs a left on Lake Ave. to enter Santa Cruz Harbor. © 2015 Skip Allan At 9:30 on Wednesday morning, with police escort lights flashing, Driver Mike with Merlin in tow made the last turn, gently bottomed out on the boatyard hill, and Merlin was back home in Santa Cruz. More »

Baja Ha-Ha’s Turtle Bay Pit Stop

Ha-Ha cruisers chill out ashore at Turtle Bay, with the fleet safely anchored in the well-protected circular bay. latitude/Andy
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Baja Ha-Ha XXII rally fleet is enjoying a well-earned R&R stopover today in the remote fishing town of Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay), having completed 360-mile Leg One from San Diego. More »

Midwinters (and More) Preview

Who wants to race on Halloween? Tiburon YC, that’s who. Usually TYC’s Red Rock Regatta conflicts with RYC’s Great Pumpkin, but not this year. On Sunday, Island YC will kick off November and wrap up Latitude 38’s unofficial Women’s Circuit with the triplehanded Jack & Jill + 1. More »

Merlin Comes Home

The legendary ocean racer Merlin is coming home to Santa Cruz. Her designer, builder and original owner, Bill Lee, has bought her back. Her canting keel (a modern modification) is history. More »

Sailing Grants Deadline Nears

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation may be based in England, but its reach is global. Sailing nonprofits from around the world are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £10,000, which converts to $15,300 in US dollars. More »

The Southbound Migration Begins

"I’m on a boat!" sang this cadre of rappers, who were soon to abandon their flashy suits for shorts, T-shirts and flipflops.  Andy
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Every year at this time great numbers of humpback whales and a wide variety of waterfowl migrate south for the winter along the West Coast. More »

Dee Smith’s Road to Rio

In big boats, Dee Smith’s skillset is often head and shoulders above the competition. In 2.4mRs, his head and shoulders are pretty much at the same level as everyone else’s. © 2015 In his 63 years, pro sailor Dee Smith has amassed one of the most enviable resumés in sailing: three America’s Cups, two Volvo round-the-world races, nine Admiral’s Cups, six World Championships, six Transpacs, five Sydney Hobarts — the list goes on and on. More »

We Built a Ship Premieres

The premiere of We Built a Ship (part 1 of 3) will be screened at the Lark Theater in downtown Larkspur this Wednesday evening.
The doors will open at 7:40, the film will begin at 8 p.m., More »