For our 40th anniversay we borrowed a classic San Francisco Bay sailing scene from the inimitable Jim DeWitt, whose work has always showcased the magic of sailing the Bay.©
Boat owners and residents in Australia’s northeast are cleaning up and assessing the damage after Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the region Tuesday morning.
Just before posting today we were alerted to the stunning video below. It is a classic example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time — something many longtime sailors can relate to.
For most of the history of the Mexican Marina Owners Association, Tere Grossman, whose family has several marinas in Mexico, has been president of the association.
In the spring of 2013, while doing research for a Boatyard Tour article, we met Rob Fenner, dedicated owner of Kittiwake, Bird Boat #9.
As we’ve written many times before, trusting your boat to an unfamiliar mooring buoy can be risky.
Scott Dickson and David Storrs went head to head in the Ficker Cup finals yesterday.
If you’re planning to go to Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show on April 6-9 at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, you can use the Latitude 38 discount code LATITUPBS17 to save money when you purchase tickets online in advance here.
Because December and January brought unprecedented volumes of rain to the West Coast, the normally unglamorous question, "What’s the best way to battle mold and mildew?"
The Matthew Turner surrounded by scaffolding. Now you see it … © 2017 Woody Skoriak As reported in the current issue of Latitude 38, more than three years of labor by several paid shipwrights and roughly 600 volunteers have gone into the construction of the 100-ft LOD brigantine Matthew Turner — which was 100% funded by private donations.
At the Southern California Yachting Association’s Midwinter Regatta on February 11-12, crewmembers included military veterans who had only learned how to sail a few months earlier.
This summer you’re anticipating another lazy spinnaker run up the Delta as you head to your favorite anchorage among the tules and look forward to jumping in for that first freshwater swim.
The pretty red Dana 24 Dasein’s Den, sailed by Sarah Sherertz and Brian Cline, was one of the first boats to escape the Bay in the Doublehanded Farallones on Saturday.
While marijuana gradually continues to be decriminalized and quasi-legalized across the country, transporting cannabis by boat, especially in large — or massive — quantities, is still likely to land you in jail.
In the olden days, Opening Day had a more literal meaning. © PICYA Archives In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson decided it would be a good idea to join the ‘war to end all wars’.
It’s hard to believe that she’s already nine years old! Dreamed up at a Latitude 38 staff Christmas party in 2008, the Delta Doo Dah cruising rally has facilitated, encouraged, coaxed, enabled and charmed hundreds of sailors venturing beyond San Francisco Bay into their own back forty, a watery wonderland formed by a network of rivers and sloughs just a few miles yet worlds away from the urban jungle.
Remember when an 80-ft boat was a ‘maxi’? These days the likes of the spectacular Frers/Vitters 151 Unfurled is what passes for a mid-size big boat.
Regardless of how you feel about the Trump administration’s ongoing shake-up of government agencies, you may take exception — as we do — to the proposed 14% cut in the US Coast Guard’s budget.
We would ask you to play ‘name that anchorage’, but only one in a million sailors has ever been to remote St.
A tight J/24 race start on San Francisco Bay on a sunny, warm day.
Bertish’s Atlantic crossing was impressive, but not a hundredth as impressive as if he’d gone west to east.
An Alameda sailor was named as the 2017 Educator of the year this week by the US Power Squadrons.
Because the five archipelagos of French Polynesia comprise a French Overseas Territory, it’s proper to fly a French courtesy flag when you arrive.
Cal Maritime Academy, a Cal State campus in Vallejo, won the Harbor Cup, raced in matched Catalina 37s, over the weekend.
Men, lots of them, cleaning with a will aboard Rosehearty, the Perini Navi 190 that once belonged to Rupert Murdoch.
Last Friday we bid "Bon voyage!" to the crews of 29 sparkling Oyster yachts, which will transit the Panama Canal this week, then charge off into the Pacific.
On Saturday, the Express 37 fleet had some of the tightest racing on the Big Daddy Deep Water course.
The Wanderer’s Leopard 45 ‘ti Profligate ‘billboards’ the 135-ft J Class Hanuman, the 185-ft Perini Navi Rosehearty, and the 135-ft J Class Lionheart at the water dock in Gustavia.
Tahoe sailors may need to be extra patient this year. © 2017 Bryce Griffith You’ll likely have to wait just a bit longer to sail Lake Tahoe this year, as the region has received more than 50 feet of snowfall.
Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s 800-mile Newport to Cabo Race was first run in 1971 and has sailed down the coast to the sunny climes of southern Baja in most odd-numbered years ever since.
Many Bay Area sailors will recognize Tucker Thompson as the announcer for Rolex Big Boat Series video produced by T2PTV.