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A New One-Design Class Racer
A yacht design icon and a construction icon will take a mid-size boat to Moore races in Moore places. “It’s going to be a sexy Italian-inspired hotrod!”
COVID Threatens Local Camp
Recently a participant in Call of the Sea's “Young Salts Adventure Camp” program tested positive for COVID-19. The person had shown no symptoms and was tested along with the rest of his family as part of their own precautionary protocol.
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Expansive water and San Francisco views are the star in the spacious great room, featuring a custom kitchen, dining, sitting, and game area.
Cruising South of the Border
Yacht clubs are wondering whether to run races, junior sailing programs are navigating proper protocols, boat shows are being postponed and racing has been severely curtailed. And the Grand PooBah is holding off until October 1st to decide on whether to run the 27th annual Baja Ha-Ha.
Mark Your Calendar
Even when San Francisco's summer chill returns, sipping a rum cocktail will conjure images of swinging in a hammock in a tropical anchorage.
The World Famous L38
Here's your August Caption Contest(!). This video and subsequent still photos went viral a few months ago, inspiring our non-sailing, non-boating friends to send us the footage.
An Actual In-Person Event
With all other in-person events canceled for this year's Delta Doo Dah, we were pleased that Delta Bay Marina in Isleton was able to welcome about a half dozen boats and 20 fleet members.
IOFF Goes Virtual
The 17th Annual International Oceans Film Festival is on now. The event which usually runs in March has this year become a virtual event. In addition to the online screenings, the IOFF is hosting livestream interviews, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions with filmmakers.
GPS Spoofing
Back in June we ran a couple of stories about GPS 'spoofing'  — a series of incidents in which AIS was showing boats circling off of Pt. Reyes, while the vessels themselves were actually hundreds of miles away.
Hobie 16 North American Champ
This is a profile of a young man who found all of this before he was even 10 years old. Ben Brown took his first ride on a Hobie 20 with his grandfather.
Sailors Enjoy Mexico Sheltering
We recently received an email from Mike Carran, a California sailor who has spent most of this year sheltering-in-place, in Mexico, or as some of us might say, sheltering-in-paradise
Sailing Snippets
Let no one tell you sailing is boring. Over the past couple of weeks we've come across some stories that show the more unusual sailing — things that go on outside the straight forward cruising, racing and day sailing realm. So we've put together some of our favorite snippets from local waters and afar.
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Expansive water and San Francisco views are the star in the spacious great room, featuring a custom kitchen, dining, sitting, and game area.
Good News for Doublehanded Crews
The Yacht Racing Association has been hard at work on behalf of clubs and organizations around the area, helping to launch dozens of races. However, they had yet to launch their own YRA races — until now.
AC System or Not
One of the stories that caught our eye this month's edition of Latitude 38, is Clark Beek's discussion on upgrading your boat's AC system. "My electrical system is built around being out cruising, away from the grid."
Latitude Readers are Winners
Every month, as the new Latitude 38 magazine is printed and bundled up for distribution, we insert some Golden Tickets between the sheets before sending the issues out. The winners can choose between a Latitude 38 t-shirt or cap.
Close to Home Getaways
Among the sailors rediscovering the Bay Area's local cruising scene are Jos Cocquyt and his wife Anne, who headed up the Delta for some summer cruising and kiting.
Footballer-Doctor Goes Sailing
You may have seen Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on the news in the last few weeks. He is a 29-year-old offensive lineman on the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Back in February, he helped that franchise earn their first Superbowl rings in 50 years.
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Sailors Rescued off Albion CA
The US Coast Guard has reported that two sailors were rescued after their sailing vessel began taking on water one nautical mile offshore from Albion River near Whitesboro, CA, on Sunday.
Inclusion and Equity in Sailing
A panel discussion tomorrow evening, August 4, at 5 p.m. PDT, will tackle the topic of Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing.
August Latitude Out Now
We bring you excellent sailing content in the form of cruising stories, racing news, chartering up dates and all the regular features you enjoy. Here's sneak preview of what's inside the August edition of Latitude 38.
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We are very excited to announce that we have completed our dock replacement project for A through G dock at Brickyard Cove Marina, and now have openings in most sizes.
East Coast Prepares for Isaias
East Coast USA has been put on alert as Hurricane Isaias tracks its way north. The hurricane that started as a tropical storm, crossed Haiti and the Dominican Republic before being escalated to Category 1 weather system.
Delta Daze
San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta offer a plethora of fantastic cruising destinations, and more and more folks are taking advantage of these waterways.
Go or No Go
For the first time, the SSS will use two Bay Tour courses of 19 to 21 miles. The two courses will help separate the doublehanders from the singlehanders and avoid smushed fiberglass at the rounding marks.
First Fatality
Along the normally peaceful coastline of Maine, a summer tragedy intruded on an already difficult year. On Monday afternoon the first fatal shark attack ever recorded along the coast of Maine occurred just a couple miles away from our summer sailing getaway.
June Caption Contest (!) Winner
Each month on 'Lectronic Latitude we post a new Caption Contest (!), and in the next month's Latitude 38 we share our favorite captions and announce the winner. Who won?
A Near Miss and a Direct Hit
Hurricanes have a habit of taking aim for the Hawaiian Islands right around this time of year. Mother Nature doesn’t rest and is doing her thing like clockwork.
Latitude Chronicles Appear on Facebook
We found a post on Facebook sharing a story we had published in May 2009. Regular Latitude writer, JR, shared a fantastic feature titled 'Guide to Bay Sailing'. And while clearly much will have changed over the past 11 years, the essence of the piece remains.
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Successful Fundraising at Vallarta Yacht Club
When Vallarta Yacht Club in NV, Mexico was forced to close its doors in March due to COVID_19, the members embarked upon a mission to help their employees. Their subsequent fundraising campaign, S.O.S. (Save Our Staff) exceeded expectations and returned more than enough money to keep paying their nine, permanent staff through the remainder of 2020.
Find Your Old Latitudes
Just over a week ago we posted this Latitude 38 archive photo on our Facebook page stating, "We often hear from readers who say 'I've got a copy of every issue of Latitude 38 stored in my house.'"  So we're offering a test for those who say they have a complete set of the magazines.
Would You Rather Rent or Own the Slip?
With the abundance of boats in the Bay Area, we wanted to understand more about the merits of leasing or renting a slip, versus owning a slip. And while the concept of slip ownership is not entirely new, it is something that many of us had not previously considered.