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Archive for September 2017

Pick Up the October Issue

It’s only September 29, but we’re getting a jump on October by distributing the October issue of Latitude 38 today. You’ll find the paper-and-ink version of this fine publication at the usual places around the Bay Area, the West Coast and beyond. More »

Weekend Warriors

These early fall days are perfect for sailing lessons, especially when your school is in the Slot. Sunny mornings promise for moderate afternoon breezes and perpetually smiling faces. It’s always a surprise to hear students and club members complain about the ‘hot weather’. More »

Cup Protocol Announced, Sort of

So it’s definitely monohulls, we think, but we’re pretty sure on that one. And they might be foiling monohulls, but that’s just a rumor. And there will definitely not be cyclers, unless there will be. More »

Etchells Worlds Update

All you have to do to win in this fleet is get out in front of the other boats and stay there. But it’s not as easy as it looks. That’s Craig Healy skippering I Love My Wife showing you how it would look. More »

Beer Cans Fade to Black

Richmond Yacht Club’s super-casual and very popular beer can series faded out on Wednesday night, wrapping up for the season. With the Bay Area in the grip of a heat wave, T-shirts and shorts were in ample supply but wind was not. More »

Icom Mic Check

Icom makes fine radios. On Profligate, we have an Icom VHF radio. Nice piece of equipment. We also have an Icom 802 SSB radio, which experts say is the best least-expensive SSB radio for small to medium-sized sailboats. More »

Latitude Sailing Movie Club: ‘Wind’

Thanks to everyone who commented on Latitude 38’s Sailing Movie Club’s second film: Wind, a movie we’re not afraid to call a classic, even though it was not well received at the box office in 1992, and even though the film, like all art imitating life, took some liberties with the truth (a masthead spinnaker on a 12-Meter!). More »

October Racing Preview

Before we even get to October, the Etchells Worlds will wrap up September for us. The 51-boat fleet, packed with international sailors of the highest caliber, is being hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club on the Berkeley Circle, with racing through Saturday. More »

Peace, Love and Sailing

There are many reasons to sail. Peace and love are good ones. latitude/John
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC Hey man, is this groovy or what? Sailors will have a new and unique art form to enjoy on San Francisco Bay when the Antenna Theater in Sausalito launches ‘The Love Plane Experience’ this Sunday over the Golden Gate Bridge. More »