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Tere’s Tips on Temporary Import Permits

For most of the history of the Mexican Marina Owners Association, Tere Grossman, whose family has several marinas in Mexico, has been president of the association. Over the years she has spent a tremendous amount of time — and no doubt money — helping foreign boatowners who have had TIP (Temporary Import Permit) and other problems. More »

Cat. 4 Cyclone Smashes Aussie Coast

Boat owners and residents in Australia’s northeast are cleaning up and assessing the damage after Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the region Tuesday morning. The storm — which reached category 4 strength — is said to be the largest to hit Australia since Cyclone Tracy destroyed Darwin in 1974. More »

April Latitude on the Docks Today

For our 40th anniversay we borrowed a classic San Francisco Bay sailing scene from the inimitable Jim DeWitt, whose work has always showcased the magic of sailing the Bay. © 2017 Cover image Jim DeWitt / Cover graphics Latitude / Annie The March of time. More »
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Beware of Unfamiliar Moorings

As we’ve written many times before, trusting your boat to an unfamiliar mooring buoy can be risky. During the 40 years we’ve published Latitude, we can recall many boats being lost because of problems with moorings. More »

What’s Your Spring Boatyard Project?

In the spring of 2013, while doing research for a Boatyard Tour article, we met Rob Fenner, dedicated owner of Kittiwake, Bird Boat #9. We haven’t heard an update on his extensive refit, but at the time we were tremendously impressed by his dedication. More »

Get Discounted Boat Show Tickets

If you’re planning to go to Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show on April 6-9 at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, you can use the Latitude 38 discount code LATITUPBS17 to save money when you purchase tickets online in advance here. More »

Age over Youth at the Ficker Cup

Scott Dickson and David Storrs went head to head in the Ficker Cup finals yesterday. © 2017 Betsy Crowfoot / LBYC Scott Dickson and David Storrs defeated young challengers Harry Price and Nevin Snow in the semifinals of the 38th annual Ficker Cup held in Long Beach Friday through Sunday. More »

Matthew Turner Drops Her Skirt

 The Matthew Turner surrounded by scaffolding. Now you see it …  © 2017 Woody Skoriak As reported in the current issue of Latitude 38, more than three years of labor by several paid shipwrights and roughly 600 volunteers have gone into the construction of the 100-ft LOD brigantine Matthew Turner — which was 100% funded by private donations. More »