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Archive for December 2017

Breezing into January

The clever race organizers at Corinthian Yacht Club have already written this story for us: "East Coast Freezes . . . West Coast Breezes. Now that Old Man Winter has the Eastern Seaboard firmly in his grip, the sailors out there have put away their boats and are busily spending the next five months arguing about which of their snow-locked sailing venues is the center of sailing. More »

Sydney Hobart 2017

The 73rd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race is drawing to a close as the remaining yachts are currently sailing down the coast of Tasmania and making their final approaches to Hobart. More »

Already There

There are times when you’ve just had enough of the news and traffic that you think, "I’m outta here." What if you really wanted to pack up and sail away today? More »

Ask Your Doctor

All these months of fabulous sailing mean lots of time in the sun. And, not to be a downer, but this does create a worry about various forms of skin cancer. More »

Year in Review

On Friday we’ll close out 2017 with the delivery of the January issue of Latitude 38. We thought we’d take a moment to remember all the good times from the past year. More »

Year in Review, Part 2

Aha! Our template only allows 10 photos per story. We need to remember that. So the last two months show up in the ‘2nd story.’  Time to relax. Sometimes it feels like everyone heads south for the winter, and then you see a photo of Catalina Island just 25 miles from 20 million people. More »

Rolex Sydney Hobart Preview

Now entering its 73rd edition, there’s as much anticipation as ever for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. An even 100 yachts representing 11 different nations have taken up the annual Boxing Day challenge of racing 628 miles south from Sydney to Hobart, Tasmania. More »

Midwinter Rewards

One of the rewards of having a sailboat on San Francisco Bay is a hike to the top of Angel Island any time you want. The forecast looks good for the week ahead, and it’s an excellent time to tie up at the docks in Ayala Cove and work off your Christmas binge with a hike to the peak.  More »

Lighted Boat Parade Contest Winners

Most of the entries in our Lighted Boat Parade Photo Contest were taken at the Lighted Yacht Parade on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary December 2, including these three favorites: Shantung got second place to Ketch 22 in the Sailing Division, but Fred Fago’s image of her is tops in our esteem. The More »