By John Arndt | December 27, 2017 | Planet Earth | 0
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. If you want to travel back in time or catch up on what you missed click on any of the covers below. You can pick up the January edition at your favorite waterfront location on Friday.
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. Dan Barr of the Seattle Yacht Club just sent us a short news item from the Seattle Times that adds another item to consider adding to your arsenal of precautions: Nicotinamide.
Beyond sunscreen, hats, biminis and all the rest there is evidence of this being helpful for many as reported in the Australian Journal of Dermatology and the New England Journal of Medicine. Pretty solid sources. Like so many of these findings there are plenty of precautions and debates but, if you have some concerns, this sounds worth investigating.
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 theme was ‘A Winter Wonderland’.
After suffering a knockdown in the high southern latitudes, enduring days of gale force winds, and losing not one but two of his autopilots, Randall Reeves has been forced to head for port so that he can make repairs, and continue the Figure 8 Voyage.
"The list of broken things got to a point today where a different approach was needed — specifically poor Monte [Reeves’ nickname for his Monitor windvane] broke this time .