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Archive for May 2018

‘Team Silver Alert’ Put on Hold

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. We’re sure you’ve all heard that one a time or two. Personally, we think it’s a bit misleading: One who adjusts the sails can certainly be optimistic that it will turn out for the best. More »

Weekend Report: The Gnar Factor

West Coast, how was your weekend? We’re talking to you, SoCal. Where you at, Pacific Northwest? Aloha, Hawaii. ¿Que pasa, Mexico? If you have a story or picture (or an arsenal of synonyms for "very windy") please let us know.  More »

Can This Boat Be Saved?

We’ve all seen them. Wandering the waterfront, it’s fairly common to come across forlorn-looking vessels sorely in need of TLC. Some passersby see a mess destined for the dump, but others see potential. More »

VOR in the USA

The eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has drawn to a dramatic close in Newport, Rhode Island, with Team MAPFRE capping off a stunning comeback that saw them move up from fifth to first place in the final 24 hours. More »

Quick Start for 25th Baja Ha-Ha

Is it because it’s the 25th annual, or is it, as always, just a great idea to set a date to sail south in the fall that 82 boats signed up in the first 48 hours since the Baja Ha-Ha registration opened at noon on Wednesday? More »

The DIY ‘LL, Part 2

When you’re a boat owner, it’s inevitable that at some point (and usually when you least expect it) your DIY skills will be put to the test.   "I was unsure what the future would hold for Sarah, my C&C 34, when the mast came crashing down in the bay of Cartagena, Colombia, in February of 2016," wrote Fred Reynolds. More »

Delta Doo Dah Kicks Off This Saturday

Sailboats and houseboats fraternize in Potato Slough’s Bedroom 1. What do they have in common? Toys — like paddleboards and kayaks — of course! latitude/Chris
© Latitude 38 Media, LLCLatitude 38’s 10th annual Delta Doo Dah cruising rally kicks off this Saturday, May 12, with a Delta Cruising Seminar & Party. More »

The DIY ‘LL, Part 1

Way back in December 2017, we asked, "What’s your best temporary fix," or something that you MacGyvered while underway, far from the comfort of a boatyard, chandlery or docks full of sailors’ brains to pick? More »