Fiji Week Regatta
Fiji Regatta Week — Fiji’s largest annual regatta — has drawn to a close after six days of yacht racing, parties, seminars and more. One of the largest regattas in the South Pacific, 2019's edition attracted just over 100 yachts and 380 sailors.
North American Championships
Flying to the Bahamas next week to compete in what he says is his most important regatta to date, Tor Svendsen has been killing it on the Opti circuit this past year. He blazed the recent…
Don't be complacent
It’s easy to get complacent about things like a Category 1 hurricane when you’ve recently witnessed, at a distance, the impact of a Category 5.
Let's Check the Weather
Following Monday’s story on the amazing escape of Josh and Christina from Hurricane Dorian, we find ourselves in the peak of hurricane season with other threats looming.
Series Finale
The SailGP season will wrap up this weekend in scenic (that's an understatement) port of Marseille on the French Riviera. Can't be there? Neither can we. But your options, like ours, abound.
Scenes from the Regatta
San Francisco's ocean breeze air conditioning system turned on, complete with the return of Karl the Fog and wind gusts of up to 30 knots. On Saturday, the heavy weather precipitated a gravity storm…
The Seminal Cruiser's Rally
It could be you. We’re now up to entry 148, and with the addition of the Hunter Passage 42 Dakota, have two more boys, 11 and 7, in the fleet. 
Shootin' the Breeze
Here are a few happenings — ranging from the newsy to the slightly ancient — from around the Latitude Nation: Labor Day Sub Sighting Sinking In .
By the skin of their teeth
Josh and Christina are OK! Along with the usual conversations and questions at our Crew List Party on September 11 came an unusual one from a number of people: “How are Josh and Christina on Tish?” The reference was to Josh Longbottom and Christina Jeschke.
San Francisco Bay Regatta
A light morning breeze from the east presaged a postponement, but the race committee sent the boats out on time so that they would be ready as soon as a proper San Francisco summer westerly appeared.
The World Famous L38
Here’s your September Caption Contest(!). Please be sure to check the October issue’s Loose Lips for the winner.
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Brand new docks in Marina del Rey at Wayfarer Marina.
Round the World Race
The 70-ft monohulls handled conditions from a tough beat upwind to surfing downwind during an ocean-sprint thrill-ride on an exhilarating sea swell of over 13 feet.
A Question for the Nation
All signs were pointing to a windy day. It was Friday, August, 23, and the fog in Marin gushed over the foothills of Mount Tam, the trees shook furiously, and the air was chilly and bit at the skin. 
On Saturday, hundreds of people welcomed Jeanne Socrates and Nereida as she coasted across the finish line into Victoria, British Columbia, to become the oldest person to sail alone, nonstop and unassisted around the world.
Ships in the Night
Nation — As always, Latitude’s newest (and managing-est) editor will be wearing his blue and gold Latitude long sleeve T-shirt — with the number 38 on the back — on Wednesday at the Crew List Party at the Bay Model in Sausalito.
. . . Almost . . . There . . .
“Checking Weather to see if Friday afternoon is possible,” Jeanne Socrates wrote on her blog about the possible finish to her now 338-day circumnavigation.
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Save the date: October 4-6, for the Northern California Yacht Fest at Marina Village Yacht Harbor.
MV 'Conception'
Thirty-four people are presumed dead after a fire broke out on the 75-ft diving vessel Conception on Monday off the Channel Islands.
A week on the hook
The water was wonderful for swimming. We did a lot of otter and bird watching, along with star viewing. It was great to see big fish jumping at sunset, not to mention the swallows doing their bug-catching thing.
Recovery Exercise
We tried several different methods of approaching the crewmember in the water, either by motor or with sails. All three methods were successful, recovering the overboard crew…
Hot Off the Presses
Is it September already? Well, no, not till Sunday, but guess what? The new issue of Latitude 38 is out today, and, spoiler alert, it’s one of our favorite issues ever.
John Kostecki on the Podium
The 2019 TP52 World Championships have come to a thrilling conclusion in Puerto Portals, Spain, with Harm Müller-Spreer’s German-flagged Platoon team just managing to squeak out a two-point victory after nine races.
Two Boats with different missions
Maiden Sails Out the Gate for L.A. A crowd of well-wishers gathered this morning to wish farewell to Maiden and her crew as they departed for the next leg of their world tour.
Bay Cruising
With a long weekend of pleasant sailing weather ahead, you might be wondering where, exactly, you should sail.
Whose Yacht Is That?
If you've sailed San Francisco Bay this past week or perhaps driven Hwy. 101 northbound over the Golden Gate Bridge, you couldn't help but notice a very large motor yacht anchored off Sausalito.
Prepping for the Ha-Ha
Beyond preparing your boat for ocean voyaging, tying up the loose ends of your shoreside life, finding the right weather window and showing up in San Diego on time for the start, one of the main hurdles of doing the Baja Ha-Ha seems to bureaucratic in nature: getting your Temporary Import Permit, or TIP.
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Save the date: October 4-6, for the Northern California Yacht Fest at Marina Village Yacht Harbor.
The fall storm season
While not massive in size, Hurricane Dorian could cause havoc to the Spanish Virgin Islands and the eastern end of Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from 2017’s Hurricane Maria.
Summer's Last Hurrah
As usual, this is just a small sampling of the numerous regattas and races available in California in the coming month. Each year it seems the list of events grows longer.