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Easter Sunday was especially festive at Jalisco, Mexico’s Tenacatita Beach, as federal officials finally removed fences that had blocked public access to this formerly popular beachfront for nearly five years.
"The Aduana official at Puerto Chiapas in southern Mexico who said 10-Year TIPs have to be surrendered when a boat leaves Mexico has been corrected," reported Tere Grossman, president of the Mexican Marina Owners Association, in an email to Latitude 38.
After two years of cruising aboard their Caliber 40, Bob and Mona transited the Panama Canal and soon caught South Pacific fever.
Island Yacht Club’s 34th Doublehanded Lightship tomorrow has 16 boats signed up, mostly split into two monohull PHRF divisions.
Perhaps you were as horrified as we were when we read that on Tuesday 15 Jalisco state police officers were killed in an ambush by suspected narcos "near the popular beach resort of Puerto Vallarta."
Pictured here prior to their departure from their homeport, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Randy and Dawn Ortiz spent two years in Western Caribbean waters prior to setting sail recently for French Polynesia. 
Louis Jordan, 37, is the novice sailor who claims he spent 66 days at sea aboard his dismasted Alberg 35 before being spotted and rescued.
The 5o5 Worlds were held on Algoa Bay in South Africa last week.
For as long was we’ve been publishing Latitude 38, which is since almost the beginning of time, Puerto Madero, more recently known as Puerto Chiapas, has had a spotty reputation in the cruising community.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam enters Rio Itajai-açu, on the approach to the finish in the 5:00 hour, local time.
The Race Notes in April’s Racing Sheet were squeezed out by results from gobs of Midwinter Series that wrapped up in March.
A photo from the good old days of America’s Cup racing, back in 2013.
With Strictly Sail Pacific only a week away, several new vessels have been, or are currently being, delivered to the Bay Area from distant ports.
The Strictly Sail Pacific planner is bound into the April issue. latitude/Annie
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC It ain’t heavy, it’s the April issue of Latitude 38.
A portrait of the artist. © Jim DeWitt Racer and artist extraordinaire Jim DeWitt will speak tonight at Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon.
Dongfeng Race Team’s mast broke above the third spreader — the top section of the mast — during the night.
In an official statement last week from America’s Cup 35 organizers, it was announced that the 2017 competition will likely be sailed in much smaller boats than previously anticipated, in order to "dramatically reduce team operational costs, primarily by racing in a smaller boat."
Posters such as this have been put up all around the island. A large and festive crowd is expected. 
After 83 days at sea, circumnavigating doublehanders Bernard Stamm of Switzerland and Frenchman Jean Le Cam still appear to be friends.
When we last reported on outboard motor thefts in Alameda in 2014, the Sightings article offered a popular deterrence tip from cruisers: paint your motor a distinctive color.
No Passion Without Risk. They got that right. And this woman obviously likes a man who is willing to take risks.
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