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Archive for December 2017

Richmond Waterfront Development

In our ongoing attempt to keep track of the current rush of development around the San Francisco Bay Area waterfront, we’d like to alert you to a public hearing coming up next week concerning the big ‘Terminal One’ project planned for Point Richmond’s Brickyard Cove neighborhood, right smack up against Richmond Yacht Club’s property (which, fortunately, the club owns and is not leasing from any government agency). More »

40 Years of Mischief, Part 3

As mentioned, all the production work on all Latitude 38 magazines was done in-house, from writing, to film developing and printing, to layout. The completed ‘flats’ of layouts then went to whatever printer we were using at the time to be made into actual magazines. More »

From the December Issue

There a certain white and red J/35 that you’ve probably seen at almost every Bay Area race. Jarlen has been a staple of YRA and coastal racing for almost 30 years. The boat is owned by Dr. More »

Panama Posse Rally Kicks Off

"The Panama Posse kicked off their rally to Panama last Wednesday, November 29, with a huge party hosted by Marina Puerto Isla de Navidad, Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico," writes Bay Area sailor Lucie Mewes of the Van de Stadt 41 Georgia, which has been cruising Mexico the last three years. More »

Looking for How-To Stories

Have you ever impressed yourself by installing, removing or repairing something on your boat that you thought was impossible to do on your own? Did you tackle a project that you really didn’t think you could manage — a project that you were going to pay a professional to do, before you asked for advice on the dock, watched a YouTube video, and decided to take a shot? More »

Westpoint Harbor Woes

In November, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Enforcement Committee held a public hearing to review allegations of permit violations by Westpoint Harbor and Mark Sanders, the owner of the marina. More »

76 miles of Scenic Coastal Racing

The Round the County (San Juan County, WA) Day 2 start in Mosquito Pass. © Jan’s Marine Photography “The race is different every year,” says race chair Betsy Wareham. “This time it was a mixed bag; no one was blown off the water nor beset by the doldrums. More »

December Issue Makes the Rounds

We’re calling it the Local’s Issue (hyperlocal, to be more accurate). The December Latitude 38 has stories concentrated in the Bay Area, including International 110s in Inverness, a young person putting some love into an old Albin Vega 27 in Sausalito, a profile on the J/35 Jarlen, an update on Cheyenne (formerly PlayStation), a short profile of Santa Cruz native Jim Holms plastic-to-diesel machine, and a musing on the joys of sailing small boats in San Francisco from one of our ‘new correspondents’, Mr. More »

Boat Goes Aground in Baja

A boat that sailed in this year’s Baja Ha-Ha ran aground near Ensenada, about two weeks after the conclusion of the rally. Mr. Beefy — a Lagoon 440 catamaran from Newport Beach — was headed into San Quintín on her way back up from Cabo San Lucas. More »