Racing off Central America
Cruiser and Latitude 38 contributor Louis Kruk checked in from Panama with a report and photos from the Bocas del Toro Regatta, hosted by Bocas Marina on February 15.
Shootin' the Breeze
A Sneak Peak at Baja Ha-Ha XXVII In the spirit of things already feeling like summer — and even fall — here in California, we thought we’d take a quick look at Baja Ha-Ha XXVII (that’s 27 for those of you who don’t speak Roman.) “This year’s Ha-Ha starts with the Costume Kick-Off Party on November 1 and ends with the awards party on November 14.
IDEC Sport's Asian Tour
After 31 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds of sailing, Francis Joyon and his crew set a new record for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London this morning.
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Washing, waxing, varnishing. Serving the entire Bay Area for more than 25 years. “Boat looks great. Please pass my thanks to those who did the work."
Latitude 38 Crew List Party
Meet and greet fellow sailors. Find crew or get on a boat. Thursday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. Held at the spectacular Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco.
Waterfront Politics
This week in the evolving Bay Area waterfront: Travis Marina. The funky, random and idyllically perched piece of shoreline is, like much of the Bay’s waterfront property, vulnerable to development incommensurate with its current character.
The World Famous L38
Here’s your February Caption Contest(!). Don’t forget to check next month’s issue of Latitude 38 for the winner.
Who Will Make the Class of 2020?
The National Sailing Hall of Fame's volunteer Selection Committee will consider nominations received by midnight (Pacific Time) on March 31, 2020, for the Induction Class of 2020.
Cruising Club of America Honor
The Cruising Club of America will bestow the 2019 Blue Water Medal upon Jean-Luc Van Den Heede in recognition of his achievements in singlehanded sailing.
Class of 2020
The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame announced yesterday that local sailor Paul Cayard will join its 2020 induction class this May. Cayard becomes the first sailor to be recognized by the BASHOF.
Facing Monster Storms
"With the South Atlantic like that, we would never have smashed the Jules Verne Trophy record," explains Francis Joyon, reflecting on what has been a slow and difficult ascension of the Atlantic Ocean.
Escaping Disaster at Sea
Two days before Christmas, James Evenson and Kim Jensen were on final approach to Honolulu from the South Seas aboard their Spindrift 37 cat Zingaro when things went terribly wrong.
Looking Back
One of the great lessons you learn from the Three Bridge Fiasco is humility. Every year you start with the sense of great possibilities.
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This seminar provides a general understanding of all of the components that make up your rig, how to care for your rigging and basic repair skills.
Sausalito's Working Waterfront
On Wednesday, the US Army Corps of Engineers will hold meeting to discuss the master plan for the Bay Model — a process that began over a year ago and is coming to a conclusion.
Race to Kaneohe Bay
From humble beginnings 40 years ago, the Pacific Cup yacht race has grown into an event that attracts top-tier sailing talent from not just the San Francisco Bay Area but from all over the United States and beyond.
Reaction to Coronavirus
The Clipper Race around the world is currently sailing from Australia to Asia in Leg 5. As such, organizers are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in China.
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ASA 101/103 Combination Course: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising at Modern Sailing School & Club.
Explaining the inexplicable
In one of the weirder kinda-sailing-related news items we’ve seen in a while, a group of Greek boaters were arrested for smuggling immigrants into Italy — apparently using sailboats they’d bought via internet ads.
US Team Crew Announced
Last week, US SailGP Team announced the crew who will guide their F50 catamaran though her paces this season.
A Word on Provisioning
Chatting on a hot New Zealand summer day this week, my new friend and fellow Pacific Puddle Jump 2019 alumna Elizabeth Stacey laughingly said to me, “We have a lot of canned tuna!” I can totally relate.
Calling on Latitude nation
We can remember our junior sailing days as if they were yesterday. It was summer, a hallowed time for kids. No school, no shoes, no worries, just sailing, and long, lazy days beaching your boat and swimming and jumping off docks.
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Washing, waxing, varnishing. Serving the entire Bay Area for more than 25 years. “Boat looks great. Please pass my thanks to those who did the work."
Season 2 Expanded
SailGP has added another event to their 2020 season. The ROCKWOOL Copenhagen SailGP will take place in the Danish capital on Sept. 11-12, serving as the fifth event in the second season.
The Weekend Report
With no small amount of inspiration from local legend Randall Reeves — we completed the first-ever figure 8 in the Bay Area, sailing around Angel Island, then sailing around Red Rock.
Seasmanship Skills and More
As chilly weather continues on the West Coast, many sailing events step indoors for the purpose of preparing for the summer season. Each year at this time, we find our Calendar packed with educational opportunities.
The Feb Issue is out today
This month in 'Latitude 38', the destination is wherever you are. We'd like to think that we're about more than just the sailboats and the ensuing adventures they may bring.
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This is Ace, he went missing from my Catalina 400. I'm trying to track down this spinnaker featuring my dog Ace for sentimental reasons. It was sold with my boat back in the 1900s.
Racing and Sailing Preview
Latitude 38's publisher recently noticed that we have a Leap Saturday this year. "Sounds like a good theme for a party!" he said. "You won’t be able to sail on a Saturday, February 29, again until 2048."
Latitude 38 Crew List Party
Meet and greet fellow sailors. Find crew or get on a boat. Thursday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. Held at the spectacular Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco.