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Archive for June 2017

West Marine: The Voyage Continues

Yesterday, West Marine announced it had been acquired by Monomoy Capital Partners. As an alternate Silicon Valley, ‘started-in-a-garage’ story, West Marine began as ‘West Coast Ropes’, and was founded in 1968, by Randy Repass in a Sunnyvale garage after he left Fairchild Semiconductor. More »

July Issue Hits the Docks

Just in time for summer reading on a supersized holiday weekend, the July issue of Latitude 38 hits the docks today, June 30. Within its pages you will read a preview of the 49th Transpac; recaps of the America’s Cup and the Master Mariners Regatta; and informative examinations of homeschooling aboard and repowering with electric engines. More »

Cruising Great Loses Second Boat

For 12 years and 60,000 ocean miles, Jack van Ommen demonstrated that it’s almost impossible to be too old or too poor to cruise. latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Jack van Ommen has lost his second Naja 30 cruising boat Fleetwood after a grounding on Mink Island, Virginia, at 4 a.m. More »

Change in Authority over Port Captains

There has been a change in the supervision of port captains in Mexico. This according to Tere Grossman, the longtime head of the Mexican Marina Owners Association. Historically, the Mexican navy — and port captains — have been good to cruisers. More »

July Racing Preview

July 2017 overflows with days off: five full weekends plus a holiday (and no doubt some folks will turn Independence Day into a four-day weekend). How many days on the water can you rack up in this shining month of abundance? More »