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Archive for June 2018

Week 1 in the Singlehanded TransPac

"The slow exit from the Gate was costly," remarked Lee Johnson of Morning Star, sailing in the 21st Singlehanded TransPac. "Saturday night and a good part of Sunday were spent wallowing in a wind hole and drifting north." More »

Surprise Delivery Day

For 41 years, Latitude 38 has religiously delivered our monthly magazine on the first of each month. Except when we don’t. This is one of those months. Through no fault of our own, the first is on a Sunday, so we’d rather be sailing than driving magazines all over the place. More »

A Strange Rescue at Berkeley Marina

Last Sunday evening at Berkeley Marina, sailors, liveaboards and pedestrians enjoying the long summer day suddenly heard tires screeching. That’s not unusual at the south end of the marina, where people often do ‘donuts’ in the Hs Lordships parking lot. More »

A Return to the Golden Globe, Part 1

On July 1, the Golden Globe Race will start from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, and sail nonstop and unassisted around the world. Seventeen skippers from 12 countries will take to the high seas in a race that’s purposefully low-tech and steeped in tradition. More »

A Full Weekend of Sailing

This past weekend saw full-on sailing with plenty of options for everyone. Despite the Bay Area’s notorious reputation for heavy summer winds and fog, last weekend presented a full spectrum of conditions. More »

Hats Off to Readers

We take our hats off to the many readers who manage to get down to the waterfront to pick up the latest issue of Latitude 38. We’ve also been sending some hats (or T-shirts) to lucky readers who’ve come across our ‘Lucky Day’ flyer, which — like a Golden Ticket — we occasionally tuck into a few copies of the magazine. More »

A Well-Earned SoPac Celebration

In recent weeks, roughly 200 Pacific Puddle Jumpers made landfall in the archipelagos of French Polynesia, having completed nonstop passages of 3,000 to 4,000 miles from jumping-off points in Mexico, Panama, and elsewhere along the West Coast of the Americas. More »

The Winners Sail Like a Girl

And the winners are… First Federal’s Team Sail Like a Girl! Team Sail Like a Girl finished the Race to Alaska yesterday just after midnight. © Katrina Zoë Norbom The first monohull and the first all-female team to win the Race to Alaska sailed into Ketchikan over the weekend to claim the $10,000 first prize. More »