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Archive for February 2018

March Offshore Racing Preview

The cruising division of the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race will start tomorrow, with additional starts on Friday and Saturday. Considered a large number by recent standards, 30 boats are entered to sail the 1,000 miles. The More »

VOR Finishes Leg 6 in Auckland

After more than 20 days at sea, Team AkzoNobel sailed into Auckland, New Zealand, just 2 minutes and 14 seconds ahead of race-long rival Sun Hung Kai/ Scallywag to claim victory in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race. More »

Calling All Sailor Chicks

A few years ago, we wrote about a judgment-free Facebook group called Women Who Sail. Since that 2015 ‘Lectronic Latitude article, the group has grown from an impressive 6,000 members to an astonishing 14,575 — all women who sail, want to sail or have sailed. More »


The weather gods have been kind to San Francisco Bay this winter. Besides a few blustery days and the odd raindrop or two it’s been pretty pleasant sailing all winter when there’s been enough wind to sail. More »

We Have a Winner

"I’m feeling lucky that I won a shirt! Headed from Santa Rosa to Aptos we stopped in at St. Francis Yacht Club for a quick visit. As usual, I grabbed Latitude 38 for some good reading and daydreaming. More »

Garbage Patch Cleanup Starts Here

The Ocean Cleanup Project, founded by Boyan Slat in the Netherlands in 2013, started as an idea to remove plastic from the world’s oceans and is now becoming a reality on the shores of Alameda. More »

Three Knockdowns and a Broken Window for Randall Reeves

Randall Reeves had a bad day — a really bad day. Long story short, he is making his way to Australia for repairs. It’s not clear what impact this will have on the Figure 8 Voyage as a whole, as Reeves was already behind schedule in his circumnavigation of Antarctica and his projected return to Cape Horn by the end of April, before the onset of winter in the Southern Ocean. More »