Because Records Were Made to Be Broken
Francis Joyon took advantage of a weather window this weekend to embark on his Asian Tour record attempts. The Frenchman set off Saturday morning at 9:11 UTC on his attempt at the 8,800-mile Mauritius Route record.
Youth Sailing
Yesterday marked the official opening of the Siebel Center — a sailing program that aims to increase diversity and opportunity for youth in the sport of sailing — at Treasure Island Sailing Center, or TISC.
Expired Explosives
If you live or berth your boat in San Mateo County, mark your calendars. You're invited to dispose of unwanted or expired marine flares on Saturday, November 2.
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Quirky Racing in 8-footers
A mellow Stampede ran through the Richmond Yacht Club on Sunday. The Stampede is the El Toro regatta that started it all in 1947. It's the oldest annual race at RYC.
The World Famous L 38
Here’s your October autumn pumpkin-spiced Caption Contest(!). As (almost) always, the winner will be announced in Loose Lips. 
Bay Area Waterfront
After reporting on regulatory issues over the past few years, we feel like we’ve developed an existential difference in opinion with certain policy makers who often tout waterfront trails — as opposed to ramps and marinas — as the be all end all of access to the Bay.
2020 Sailing Schedule
As the big fall regattas wind down this month and midwinter series begin next month, it’s time to look ahead to 2020. Laura Paul at the Yacht Racing Association is hard at work assembling the YRA Master Schedule.
Singlehanded Transatlantic race
The first boats finishing Leg 1 of the Mini Transat La Boulangère began trickling into Las Palmas in the wee hours on Sunday. Light air dominated during the last day, allowing…
Bay Area History
Today, we’d like to celebrate an ancient mariner who is often credited with ‘discovering’ a great land.
Bay Area Classic Vessels
A local, turn-of-the-century vessel is on the hard at the Army Corps of Engineers ramp in Sausalito and is likely beyond salvation, despite a long campaign from her owner to save her, as well as an outpouring of concern from the Latitude community.
Bay Area Sailor one of three nationwide
US Sailing announced the names of the three coaches who will head up the three initial centers. Returning to TISC and serving as Siebel Sailors coach for the San Francisco Bay region is Chris Childers.
Calendar Deadline Extended Until Monday
The goblins have yet to come collect the candy, so how can we possibly be calling for holiday season events?
Shootin' the Breeze
Say what you will about the modern America's Cup, but the launching of an entirely new class — and one of the most ambitious foiling boats to ever hit . . . or rather, skim above the water — is undeniably exciting.
Balmy Racing on San Francisco Bay
Three days of distance and buoy racing attracted eight California crews to the 2019 Express 37 Nationals hosted by Berkeley Yacht Club on October 4-6. Lingering summer-like conditions brought light but shifty winds.
Where you least expect it
I had lived for the past year in Rio Vista, in the Delta, riding a Simmer Pure Slalom board and Enduro sail, doing some fast runs but also a lot of walks of shame (back upwind up-current along the road).
Sailing to Set Records
French record-setter Francis Joyon is heading back out to sea. He's looking for new adventures with different horizons. In late October, he plans to set sail alone on a voyage aboard the 105-ft IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran.
Planes and Ships Galore
San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off today with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Several branches of the Armed Services will offer a variety of ship tours and displays.
Three Sheets to the Wind
In an extraordinary escalation of political power and retribution, the Trump administration has proposed a ban on all defecating within three miles of the California Costal Zone, including “inland Bay waters.” It is not yet clear what impact this might have for sailboats with fully functioning heads or the myriad homes and business located within the zone — to say nothing of someone who just really has to go.
Personalized Plates
One of the Latitude staff was out in the shoreside world when they stumbled upon this little ditty: Guess what time it is, Latitude Nation?
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Passin' Through
If you are meandering south this season with your eye on the start of the Baja Ha-Ha, you’re probably contemplating a slip or mooring.
Having a Hobie Day
How many kids (plus their instructors and dogs) can you fit on a Hobie 16?
Fall Regattas
Summer's over. Fleeing snow flurries, Lake Tahoe sailors are trucking downhill to saltwater. But don't let the change of seasons deceive you — October is a super-busy month for yacht racing on the California coast.
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(Almost) Hot Off the Presses
Tomorrow is the day we’ve all been waiting for, as the October issue of Latitude 38 will hit newsstands, Wi-Fi signals, and the synapses of a Nation.
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