June 2, 2017

June Issue Out and About

How the magic happens on delivery day.

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The June issue of Latitude 38 was tucked into Bay Area delivery vans, postal service vehicles and FedEx trucks yesterday for distribution to all the usual places. (Those who prefer pixels on screens to ink and paper can read it online here.)

This pallet full of magazines has been delivered to distributors around the Bay Area.

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A heads-up to our readers in Southern Marin: We welcome a new distributor, Driver’s Market on Caledonia Street at Turney in Sausalito.

Driver’s is just one block from the Sausalito waterfront. Now you can pick up your groceries and your Latitude at the same time.

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Included in the June issue are: Calendar, Letters, Loose Lips, Sightings, A Very, Very Great Vallejo Race, Boatyard Tour, 40 Years of Latitude Part III, How I Learned to Sail Part II, Max Ebb: The Weigh of the Anchor, Racing Sheet, World of Charter, Changes in Latitudes and Classy Classifieds.

Sailors Take on Ocean Debris

John Mott just emailed us with following questions: "My wife and I are departing the Pacific Northwest in September with a stop in Mexico and then direct for the Marquesas, two to three years in the South Pacific, then on to Australia, New Zealand and the Seychelles.

"We have a 40-ft Farrier trimaran (26-ft beam x 47-ft LOA) with the ability to carry a lot of debris. Who could we partner with to make part of our trip (maybe a season’s worth) of beach clean-up (or other plastic debris-related endeavor)? For instance, is there a cruisers’ support network making serious inroads into removing plastics from beaches in the remote South Pacific, or other group that we could partner with?"

In December we ran a story on the Pacific gyre and studies of plastics on remote Pacific islands by the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University, including this list of related websites: 

www.oikonos.org
www.balloonsblow.org
www.theoceancleanup.com
www.fivegyres.org
www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu (app)
https://marinedebris.noaa.gov

Do any of our readers have additional organizations to suggest? Email us here.

Snafu after the start of the Spinnaker Cup on Saturday. Steve McCarthy sailed with owner Karl Robrock in that section of the California Offshore Race Week.
In other, (and decidedly happier) Moore 24 news . . . When we last reported on Webb Chiles — the 75-year-old solo circumnavigator going for his sixth lap around the planet, this time in a Moore 24 — he’d left Durban, South Africa, made a pit stop on St.
When you pick up your June issue of Latitude 38, out tomorrow, be sure to check our Calendar for an overabundance of intriguing events, including the following regattas: The lake circuit will really ramp up in June, starting with Gold Country Yacht Club’s Go for the Gold on Scotts Flat Lake outside Nevada City this weekend.