Archive for May 2020
A Watery Weekend
The Broderick grandsons, last seen 'sailing' Grandpa’s Voyager 14 in the driveway, took to the real water Memorial Day Sunday in Grandpa’s Wyliecat 30 Nancy.
Your Video Adrenaline Moment
Kaneohe Yacht Club's Junior Program is an advanced, high-tech sailing laboratory where junior sailors learn the latest techniques. Here we see a group of them absolutely sending it in their O'Pen Skiffs.
Sailing from Home
Sailors in Second Life (SL) are inviting wet-water enthusiasts from around the world to join them for the most realistic and satisfying sailing experience available online.
In Harmony with Nature
When I made plans earlier in the week to sail out of Moss Landing with my friend and mentor George Mckay, I felt a tension ease out of my shoulders that I hadn’t really been cognizant was there.
Thanks to Phase 2
"We are among the first of the sailboats back on Folsom Lake, finally," wrote Pat McIntosh. Pat and his family had a short sail on Saturday afternoon.
The Baja Bash
With seaports around the world closed to unfamiliar vessels, it’s not surprising that sailors are left wondering what to do when they and their beloved sailboat are sheltering in different countries.
Learning to sail on San Francisco Bay
Though I’d been a passenger for family daysails since I was a toddler, it wasn’t until college, while tagging along on my grandpa’s beer can races, that I developed a curiosity and understanding of how the boat and sails worked.
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Shuffling the Calendar Cards
"The MMBA Board has made the decision to cancel the Wooden Boat Show in 2020. The show will return in 2021. "
The World Famous L38
Here’s your May Caption Contest(!), shot by Latitudian Mark Bettis. Please comment below, and be sure to check the June issue of Latitude 38 for the winner.
college sailing
Jesse Andrews has been an assistant coach for the University of Hawaii’s Rainbows for 23 years, after completing an All-American sailing career at the UH Manoa campus.
Two Safety Tips
National Safe Boating Week runs Saturday, May 16, through Friday, May 22. The usual recommendation urging lifejacket wear is now joined by an equally important message — how to stay safe during the time of COVID-19.
Submit your ad online.
You can easily list your sailboat for sale online. The deadline for the June issue is today, May 15. To get your ad into the June issue, submit your ad by 5 p.m.
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A Question for the Nation
On my last day in New Zealand, we took a long drive. After weeks of lingering near a marina and industrial hub, a drive — and the proverbial stretching of the legs — was welcome respite from the quarantine routine of long walks to the grocery store.
Virtual and Actual Sailing
Last week, reader Jeff Berman sent us these images of a recent Zoom gathering he attended. "We had a contest for best background. I won!"
Waterfront Politics
On Wednesday, a bill recommending targeted reforms to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, or BCDC, will be up for discussion in Sacramento.
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The Latest Updates
The board of the Singlehanded Sailing Society had been hard at work right up until Friday to make the Singlehanded Farallones Race happen. They'd had it on the schedule for this coming Saturday, May 16.
Rules of the Road
The Coast Guard recently cited the skipper of a 25-ft sailboat for "negligent operations" after they crossed in front of the bow of a 550-foot tank ship while transiting a narrow channel near Stockton.
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Stuck Between Closed Countries
During the coronavirus pandemic, borders around the world have been shut to cruising yachts with precious few exceptions. One recent deviation from this rule, however, was that of 59-year-old Singaporean solo sailor Wong Tetchoong.
The Book That Got me Hooked on Cook
Captain James Cook’s exploration of Aotearoa, or New Zealand, might be most significant for what wasn’t found: the fabled Great Southern Continent.
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Denison Yachting kicks off a four-day virtual boat show today, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Experience the boat show features you love.
Sailing's Biggest Regatta
Have you seen this headline or opening sentence in a story lately?  "Canceled." In the spirit of our newfound 'cancellation beat', you might be asking, "What about the America's Cup?"
Standing by to Assist
The situation appeared helpless. The President Roosevelt stood by the Antinoe for 85 hours and 40 minutes. They launched several rescue attempts, losing two of their own crew…
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Stolen Property Found
"Good news — our trailer was found! The community came together strong to put pressure on the thieves, as it looks like they hastily dumped our goods."
In the Dead of Night
"I regret to report that early [Friday] morning a thief drove into the Richmond Yacht Club storage yard and stole the equipment trailer for our J/125 Velvet Hammer," reports Will Paxton.
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Splash!
We recently told you about New Zealand’s friendly divers who pop up from time to time to check on the status of your boat’s bottom.
Waiting Out the Pandemic
SailGP has suspended racing for the remainder of 2020. The league will reschedule Season 2 events for 2021. Two of the impacted events already have new dates for 2021: San Francisco on April 17-18 and…
May Issue Hits the Docks
Since sometime way back in 1977, Latitude 38 has never missed publishing a monthly issue. We might be living in strange times, but the times are not strange enough to make us miss an issue now!
Free Range Sailing
Despite the uncertainty about the near future, registration for the 12th annual Delta Doo Dah cruising rally has been robust.
Get the Magazine at Home
Our Shelter-in-Place (*SIP) Special was a great success. Even though that offer has expired, you can still get Latitude 38 mailed to your home.
Designer of Fast Yachts
Who was the greatest San Francisco Bay racing sailor ever? In the opinion of Bay sailing legends the finest racing skipper in the early 20th Century was…
No Inter-Island Sailing
All State harbors are closed. No new boats. Inter-island travel is prohibited. One of our Waikiki YC neighbors scored a $5,000 fine for violating this.