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Archive for April 2018

All Seven Volvo 65s Make Leg 8

Team Dongfeng beats upwind on the first evening at sea of Leg 8. With hot, tropical conditions and frequent squall activity near the coast of Brazil, the first couple of days of Leg 8 have been full of variable conditions and plenty of sail changes. More »

Sunny Pacific Sail Show

Yes, we know it was a beautiful weekend for sailing and Opening Day. We watched enviously as boats sailed past our booth at the Craneway building while we exhibited at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, but we also had a fabulous time chatting with an endless parade of visitors during the busy four-day show.  More »

Homeschooling: The Floating Classroom

Were you homeschooled on a sailboat while cruising with your family as a kid? Or were you the homeschooler? Are you thinking about taking the kids and heading south? If you’re the product of ‘cruising schooling’, please tell us about your experience. More »

Weekend Report

There was a lot going on this weekend, so we feel lucky to have braved the traffic on Saturday to drop in on Treasure Island Sailing Center’s Opening Day. Lookin’ good, Clipper Cove. More »

Friday Night Light

Last Friday night on the Estuary was short on air movement. More fine weather is expected today, and the afternoon breeze is expected to die in the evening. latitude/Monique
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCFriday the 13th ended up being an unlucky night when it came to wind. More »

Opening Day

It’s a busy weekend for sailors in the Bay Area. You’ll find most of our staff at our booth at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, where we’ll be schmoozing and showing off our new swag, the Latitude 38 hoodie. More »

Ha-Ha High Noon, May 9

For that’s the first moment entries will be accepted for the 2018 Baja Ha-Ha cruiser’s rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. This will be the 25th Silver Anniversary of the 750-mile rally that features R&R stops at funky Turtle Bay and spectacular Bahia Santa Maria. More »

New Trimaran’s Shocking Capsize

A shocking bit of news came out of western Europe over the weekend as current Vendée Globe champion and Banque Populaire skipper Armel le Cléac’h and a shorthanded crew capsized the brand-new Banque Populaire IX maxi-trimaran  west of Morocco and the Strait of Gilbraltar while on a delivery from the team’s base in Lorient, France, to Nice for the boat’s first major regatta. More »

California Condor Spotted in Tiburon

The boat, not the bird. Mikey Radziejowski goes out on a limb — er, boom — trying to heel California Condor off the mud. © 2018 Erik SimonsonBuzz Blackett and Mikey Radziejowski were sailing Buzz’s Antrim Class 40 California Condor in the Round the Rocks Race on Saturday when their 10-ft keel found — not rocks, fortunately — but mud. More »