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To the aid of fellow sailors
When we left them on Monday, Jessica and Jim Lockfeld, who were transiting between La Paz and Mazatlan around the New Year, had just managed to get the crew of the floundering Green Dragon 2, Gary and Rosalie Green, onboard during a rescue on the proverbial dark and stormy night.
Where Women Learn to Sail
The Sailing Convention for Women is celebrating its 30th year. Presented by Gail Hine, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar.
February Issue Deadline
To get your ad into the February issue, the deadline is TODAY, Wednesday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m. Submit your ad online: www.latitude38.com/classyads. Reach thousands of print and online readers!
Sorry No Rolex
A few days after the 75th edition of the race concluded and the bulk of the fleet began making their way back to Sydney, a large low-pressure system swept over Tasmania and South Australia, creating nuclear wind conditions in the region.
Because Ignorance Is not Bliss
The series will kick off this week exactly 100 days before the start of the N2E with a special presentation by noted offshore yachtsman and America's Cup veteran John Sangmeister.
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See you there
Latitude Nation — Just a reminder that  tomorrow night at 6 p.m., Sausalito’s City Council and Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting to discuss land use and growth management, community design and cultural preservation.
Bay Area Waterfront
On Tuesday, January 14, at 6 p.m., there will be a special joint meeting of the Sausalito City Council and the planning commission to discuss the General Plan, Sausalito’s vision for future growth.
A Vision of 2020
Among the feature stories in the January issue of Latitude 38 is a Year in Preview. It begins: Our 2020 dance cards are filling up fast with plenty of regattas and events to keep us busy on waters near and far. (Some of these events even conclude with actual post-sail dancing!)
Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
Several California sailors have made the shortlist for US Sailing's 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, and fans can now vote for their favorites.
2020 Northern California Sailing Calendar
2020 Northern California Sailing Calendar & YRA Master Schedule. The Bay Area’s complete racing guide.
All A-Quiver in the Ebb
Back in the '80s or '90s, I went out on .38 Special, Latitude 38's first Bertram 25 photo boat, to shoot a race that used the Yellow Bluff buoy as a mark. As I knew the fleet would be pounding up there soon, I headed there directly from our Sausalito berth.
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Get out the hip waders
King Tides ‘King Tides’ are coming to California on January 10-12 and February 8-9.
Environmental News
In late December, as Australia’s largest city was choked with smoke from the devastating wildfires burning in the country’s interior, the Big Boat Challenge, a practice race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart, was canceled due to the poor air quality.
New Year's Stories
The afternoon of January 1 brought a slightly overcast 55-degree day with fickle winds between zero and 23 knots.
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Always Ready
Three sailors were rescued on Sunday after a joint operation by the Coast Guard and two good Samaritans on commercial vessels who retrieved the crew of the 42-ft sailing vessel Coco Haz III.
Daysailing into 2020
While several Master Mariners boats were sailing to and from Clipper Cove, several others sailed in to form raft-ups. Others were already anchored there, having spent the night to watch San Francisco's New Year's Eve fireworks.
Navigator Stan Honey
Just as 2019 draws to a close, so too does this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart race. Often referred to as "the great race," this 75th edition was once again proof of why.
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The Twelve Months of Latitude
We're about to launch into a new year and new decade with lots of sailing ahead. Before we do we wanted to share a look back at the past year.
My family and I have avidly followed YouTube channel Ran Sailing for several years since this Swedish couple, Johan and Malin, untied the lines and set sail from Sweden in winter 2016.
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January Preview
Though most Midwinter series in Northern California started in November or December, a few more join the fun in January.
Epic Racing Down Under
When we say "armchair racing," you might picture scooting armchairs around the living room in an attempt to be the first to the holiday gifts. Although that's an amusing visual, this is something to divert your attention when you've had a bit of holiday overload and are ready for a yachty distraction.
Buoy Wrangling
Buoys, whether on the ocean or the Bay, are ravaged by big tidal flows, big waves and occasional bumps by boats large and small, and sit in a corrosive saltwater environment. The combination of forces exerted on buoys means that they are sometimes dislodged from their positions, sometimes to be found lying on a Bay shore or sometimes never seen again.
This Is Not a Good Sign
Jim Hancock has been a busy guy. How do we know? He sent us the photo below of his dockline sprouting grass after our seasonal rains. That's not a good sign for someone we know who loves to be sailing the Bay.
San Francisco Bay Racing
Thirty-nine boats came out to enjoy some of the finest Midwinter racing ever. We were able to start on time. The 10-15 knots of wind came from the same place all day. It was fantastic!