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Archive for August 2016

Drake’s Bay Weekend

John Kearney’s Express 27 Salty Hotel sails past Point Bonita on the way to Drake’s Bay. latitude/Chris
©Latitude 38 Media, LLCOver the weekend, a combined 46-boat fleet of OYRA and Singlehanded Sailing Society racers participated in a mostly-light-air Drake’s Bay Race. More »

September Issue Out Thursday

In living color — Latitude 38’s September 2016 issue premieres tomorrow. latitude/Annie
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLCThe September issue of Latitude 38 will come out on Thursday, September 1. With the long weekend ahead, you’ll have plenty of time to peruse its pages. More »

It’s Two Months Until Halloween

While there are never any guarantees about the weather, Ha-Ha conditions have historically been light to medium winds from aft of the beam. Most of the time most boats will have a number of other boats in sight. More »

Dual Hurricanes Threaten Hawaii

While many Americans are stocking up on hotdogs, hamburgers and beer for much-anticipated Labor Day Weekend barbecues, many Hawaiians are stocking up on batteries, bottled water and non-perishable foods as dual hurricanes approach. More »

Get Your Mexico Visa Online

According to Mexico News Daily and other sources, the process of entering Mexico just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the establishment of a new website that allows would-be visitors to apply for and print out actual 180-day FMM (multiple entry visa) visas online. More »

An Expert Ruling on This Cord

Plug it in or throw it out? We’re looking for knowledge-based advice.  L
©Latitude 38 Media, LLCWhen Doña de Mallorca got to Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz a few weeks ago to bring Profligate north, she observed that the two 50-ft, 30-amp shorepower cords that were connected together were on the dock and out of the water. More »

Brutal Last Miles to Africa

"Gannet looks as though she just came in from a daysail," says Webb Chiles of his trusty steed, a flush-deck Moore 24, pictured here docked in Durban Harbor. © Webb Chiles"Sleep, fresh water showers, and a taste or two of gin have worked wonders, though I’m not quite ready to do the passage again," solo circumnavigator Webb Chiles, a resident of Illinois, wrote to us this morning. More »

Get Ready for Reggae ’Pon Da Ocean

The SoCal Ta-Ta sails in the spirit of Bob and ‘one love’.  latitude/Richard
©2016Latitude 38 Media, LLCIt’s not often you get to cruise in the spirit of Bob Marley, but you can do that in just over two weeks as part of the SoCal Ta-Ta from Santa Barbara to Catalina with stops at Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands Harbor and Paradise Cove. More »

Alessio and Kleinman Regatta

St. Francis YC’s annual three-day Aldo Alessio Regatta was established in 1992 through an endowment by Aldo Alessio, who was the club’s commodore in 1970. The Alessio trophy was awarded for Friday’s ocean race, a jaunt out the Gate and back. More »