Archive for April 2017
The Bullship’s 25 adult El Toro sailors start their journey from Sausalito across the Bay to San Francisco under overcast skies on April 22.
Chris and Monica Glubka of the California-based Hylas 46 Sea Glub have been writing a blog about their cruise down into Mexico, and some lines from a recent posting got our attention.
On April 14, we posted a story from ABC7 News about islands of silt in the Petaluma River, the cancelation of Petaluma Yacht Club’s Memorial Day event, the lack of yachts at the club and the general headaches boaters have been dealing with.
During much of Webb Chiles’ trip up the South Atlantic weather conditions were mild — sometimes so mild, in fact, that tiny Gannet could sail with her hatches open.  © 2017 Webb Chiles "The Moore 24 ‘Southern Hemisphere Fleet’ went out of existence at 12:35 p.m.
There is federal money available to dredge silted-up Bay Area waterways, but boaters will have to act fast, before April 28!
If you’re in the vicinity of the San Francisco Cityfront this afternoon around 2 p.m., on land or sea, you might want to take a moment to witness some legendary sailors doing their thing.
With all sails flying, the 1979 10-ft LOD Pacifier was seen sailing in the America’s Schooner Cup on April 1 in San Diego.
While adjusting the dials on the ‘wayback’ machine as we dug into the archives for stories and anecdotes for Latitude 38’s 40th-anniversary features, we discovered we’re sharing our decade anniversary with a good number of other businesses and organizations that also started in years ending in the lucky number ‘7’.
The Vallejo Summer Beer Cans are in full swing!  Last Wednesday, about 10 boats slugged it out under steady breeze and ominous skies that threatened rain (but never delivered).
At the end of March, we posted a harrowing video of a small sloop flailing dangerously close to a Southern California pier before being picked up by a wave and swept into the pilings.
Large or small, all boats in the Voiles are competitive. But no matter how competitive ‘Pinky’ is, she’s going to get rolled by the Farr 115 Sojana.  latitude/Richard
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC With a maximum of 18 knots during the first race, 12 in the second, eight in the third, and none in what was supposed to be the fourth and final race, the eighth annual Voiles de St.
Recent storms have deposited so much silt in the Petaluma River that boats can’t currently get to the docks in the downtown turning basin — and the normal flow of water itself is blocked.
Two fixtures of San Francisco Bay Area sailing are celebrating their recent marriage today with a sail-off on the Bay.
Delta waters may appear placid to recreational sailors, but what lurks beneath the (figurative) surface?
The National Sailing Hall of Fame will host an Adams Cup Reunion on May 19-21 at the NSHOF in Annapolis, Maryland.
Pen and watercolor of Victoria Dock, Hobart, Tasmania.  © 2017 Dorothy Darden It seems as if it was only a few years ago when Tiburon residents Steve and Dorothy Darden launched their Morrelli & Melvin-designed 52-ft catamaran Adagio in New Zealand.
Delta sailors, we are seeking your expertise and hoping to mine your memories of great Sacramento and San Joaquin River destinations.
Theodora Horangic, seen here at age 14 in the Caribbean, and her sister Helen are cruisers turned racers.  latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Theodora ‘Teddy’ and Helen Horangic were featured in Latitude 38 while on a 2.5-year cruise with their family on the Outremer 49 catamaran Liladhoc.
We always love spending time in our booth at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show as we reunite with old friends, make new friends and connect with readers and sailors from all over the West.
This island is the place, and next week is the time. latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s already 80°, the water is bluer than blue and 81°, and there are turtles all around.
On Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., Richmond Yacht Club will host a YRA Sailors’ Social featuring guest speakers from the US Coast Guard, Vessel Traffic Services, and SF Bar Pilots talking about the busy waters of San Francisco Bay.
Today is set-up day for the Latitude 38 crew who, along with hundreds of other exhibitors, are getting our booth, #C1, ready to welcome you to the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond this Thursday through Sunday.
Almost four years after the keel had been laid for the Matthew Turner in her shed on the Sausalito waterfront, the stunning 100-ft tall ship was launched amidst much ceremony and celebration, and a little drama.
One of a kind, Jon Sanders. Jon Sanders
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC We’re not sure how Aussie Jon Sanders has managed to sail beneath Latitude 38’s radar for all these years, given what he’s accomplished.
In March 22’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we previewed the 100th anniversary of Opening Day on the Bay, coming up on Sunday, April 23.
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.
Boat owners and residents in Australia’s northeast are cleaning up and assessing the damage after Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the region Tuesday morning.
Just before posting today we were alerted to the stunning video below. It is a classic example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time — something many longtime sailors can relate to.