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January 2, 2019

The (Last) Year in Photos

Latitude Nation — we thought we’d share one more 2018 retrospective with you before we’re ready to ship out the old and welcome in the new. On New Year’s Eve, we shared some of our best photos from the last 12 months on our Facebook page, and asked you to do the same. Here’s what some of you offered:

A shot from Lisa Chapin Bullett of whale waving hello and the Cityfront.
© 2019 Lisa Chapin Bullett
“Sometimes it’s about the destination,” wrote Steve Dolling of what we assume is a drone shot (or a hawk with a GoPro) in Playa Balandra, La Paz.
© 2019 Steve Dolling
Catalina Liana sailing on Banderas Bay aboard the J/160 Blue.
© 2019 Catalina Liana
Becky Lacey Elmore shared this one from somewhere warm and awesome-looking.
© 2019 Becky Lacey Elmore
Lewis Blevins posted this shot of Alcatraz playing peekaboo in the fog.
© 2019 Lewis Blevins
Chad Hedstrom shared this shot of some serious chilling at Clipper Cove. We’ll have some recent photos from a New Year’s Day raft-up at Clipper on Friday’s ‘Lectronic.
© 2019 Chad Hedstrom

Ending the Year a Winner

As we start off 2019, we’re recognizing Latitude 38 T-shirt winner Lenny Jay, who picked up his December copy at the Golden Gate Yacht Club and found an It’s-Your-Lucky-Day notice inside. As you may or may not know, we drop a few ‘Golden Tickets’ into random issues every month. It’s just another reason to pick up your always-free and endlessly enlightening hardcopy of Latitude at the start of each month.

Merry Christmas to Leonard Jay. He was a winner with our December issue and has a new T-shirt on the way.
© 2019 Leonard Jay

Leonard sails as crew aboard a friend’s Nonsuch 30 out of GGYC (who call themselves “The Friendliest Club on the Bay” — a competition we think is worth encouraging). Leonard is sailing in both current midwinters, including the 48th Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta, and the summer Friday night Small Craft Beer Can series.

If you’d like a chance to start out 2019 as a Latitude 38 T-shirt winner, stop by any of our 700 magazine distribution points.

Our Calendar vs. Their Calendar

When we got our 2019 planner from the office supply store, we saw that the weekend days are half the size of weekdays. What’s up with that?


Our calendar gets the priorities right:

YRA Calendar

The 2019 Northern California Sailing Calendar and YRA Master Schedule was sent to the YRA’s mailing list in late December and distributed to select Bay Area outlets with the January issue of Latitude 38 on Friday. We also just posted it online. If you’re a distributor who would like to receive a bundle (or if you’ve run out already), give us a call at (415) 383-8200. If you’d like to order a single issue, you can do so here ($5 will cover postage and handling).

Update on Jan. 3: We’ve posted a PDF of the 2019 Calendar here:

Offshore Yacht Racing
As of this writing, just 10 yachts have completed the 74th running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
So Long to 2018
With the 12 months of 2018 nearly complete, this is a great moment for a look back at the 12 covers of Latitude 38 in 2018. It's easy to see why this was a great year for sailors.