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If the Polar Star hadn’t been temporarily deployed to McMurdo Station, it’s not clear how the stranded Aussie fishermen might have been rescued. ©
Navionics Gold electronic charts © Cabela’s It’s not unheard of for new software to be less well liked than earlier versions of the same software.
Sailing past Crockett on Carquinez Strait in the 2012 Delta Doo Dah. latitude/LaDonna
©2015Latitude 38 Media, LLC Delta Doo Dah 7 had a ‘soft opening’ on Friday.
You need some common sense, too. “We’ve got plenty of food, plenty of booze, good sails and all the safety gear you could ever need, so we’re going to be OK,” Jason McGlashan told the Newport (Rhode Island) Daily News before he and his dad Reg took off from Conanicut Marina in Jamestown, Rhode Island last Friday on what they expected to be a six-to-eight-week passage to 8,600-mile-distant Port Macquarie, Australia.
For days after the massive cruise ship grounded on the Giglio shoreline, divers and other rescue personnel worked exhaustively to find survivors and retrieve bodies from the Costa Concordia.
Elizabeth Ostrander. Not only does she have two long doublehanded ocean passages to her credit, we think she’s a very attractive woman.
Is this a cool photo of eco-friendly cruising or what? Swell
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC "Whenever possible, I use this precision anchoring technique seen in the photo to place my anchor in a sand patch where my chain won’t damage any nearby coral," reports Liz Clark.
"I am a proud member of the Latitude ‘Over 30 Club’, as I have owned my Pearson 26 for 38 years," writes William Grummel of Antioch.
High tide and a big sea swell made the spray fly on shore, while just beyond, Golden Gate Yacht Club held their fourth midwinter race in a fortuitous break between big storm fronts.
For most sailors it used to be that part of the attraction of getting out on the water was to escape the rat race and all its trappings, such as phones, faxes, computers and buzz-killing news broadcasts.
John Arndt, the Associate Publisher of Latitude 38, will give a talk, ‘A Sailing Life Inspires a Celebration of Sailing and Ocean Conservation,’ at a St.
Few forms in nature are more gracefully streamlined than a dolphin cutting through the water. 
We received many responses to Wednesday’s Mystery Photo quiz — some correct, some incorrect, and some creative.
"Our friend Dereck Vance here in Kerikeri, New Zealand, has not heard from his son Andrew and wife Megan for nearly one month and understandably he is curious to know where they may be," write Michel and Jane Deridder.
As reported in our March 2013 issue, a formerly derelict piece of nautical history is being restored from stem to stern in Humboldt Bay by a dedicated group of military veterans and anti-nuclear activists. 
© Jeffrey Berman What is it? First correct reply wins a Latitude 38 T-shirt.
The biggest one-design class, 31 Moore 24s started and 8 finished, led by Michael Quinn and Larry Nelson on Cal.
As reported Saturday, the five-person crew of the 65-ft catamaran Flyin’ Hawaiian was airlifted to safety Saturday morning, after the homebuilt vessel began taking on water roughly 120 miles west of Monterey.
All sorts of cruising boats turn out for the annual parade of sail through Zihua Bay and out in front of the swank Ixtapa resorts. 
The February Latitude — ahead of its time.  latitude/Annie
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC If your eyeballs are getting itchy to catch up on the latest sailing news, you’re in luck, as we’ve jumped the gun a wee bit and released the February issue of Latitude 38 today.
Just before we left San Diego for the start of the Baja Ha-Ha in late October of last year, we were treated to an unusual sight — a big multihull coming out of the water at Driscoll’s Boat Yard on Shelter Island without benefit of a Travelift.
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