On Friday we’ll close out 2017 with the delivery of the January issue of Latitude 38.
Aha! Our template only allows 10 photos per story. We need to remember that.
All these months of fabulous sailing mean lots of time in the sun.
Most of the entries in our Lighted Boat Parade Photo Contest were taken at the Lighted Yacht Parade on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary December 2, including these three favorites: Shantung got second place to Ketch 22 in the Sailing Division, but Fred Fago’s image of her is tops in our esteem. The
After suffering a knockdown in the high southern latitudes, enduring days of gale force winds, and losing not one but two of his autopilots, Randall Reeves has been forced to head for port so that he can make repairs, and continue the Figure 8 Voyage.
Now entering its 73rd edition, there’s as much anticipation as ever for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
One of the rewards of having a sailboat on San Francisco Bay is a hike to the top of Angel Island any time you want.
Jim Quanci — known to many local sailors as the owner of Green Buffalo (which was featured on our June cover) — sent us this picture from a trip he did about a year ago aboard the Pelagic Australis.
Last week’s Banderas Bay Blast generated almost 40,000 pesos in donations for school lunches and supplies for kids who need assistance.
It’s a well-used comment but still so appropriate. Like most single-use plastic items (water bottles, etc.)
François Gabart finishes a speedy solo lap of the planet. © 2017 Macif Course au Large Yesterday afternoon, after 42 days, 16 hours and 40 minutes at sea, 34-year-old sailor François Gabart shattered the solo round-the-world record, knocking nearly six and a half days off countryman Thomas Coville’s already impressive record from last year aboard Sodebo Ultim’.
Well, since you asked for readers’ observations about this windy weekend, here’s one sailor’s perspective: Saturday approached its boisterous expectations, although the wind wasn’t particularly noteworthy for SF Bay; its strength was less than on a typical summer afternoon.
The start of the BYC Chowder on Sunday, in pleasant weather after Saturday’s blow.
While much of the sailing world has been focused on François Gabart and his incredible round-the-world record attempt, it’s been easy to overlook fellow French multihull sailor Yves le Blevec.
After weeks and weeks of placid 5- to 10-knot conditions, the Bay is about to do its best impression of summer, only colder.
In honor of the release of Star Wars, Episode VIII today, we wanted to share a story from Howard Macken of Sutter Sails, who wrote the following for the September 1983 (Vol.
We thought we’d end the week with another photo from Jan Passion, taken this summer at the height of humpback rush-hour traffic.
The following is a December 11 blog post from Captain TEEM, a group of sailors we made contact with as they were passing through Sausalito in October.
Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright surveys his surroundings in the Roaring Forties in full Southern Ocean attire.
What’s your longest-lasting ‘temporary fix’? With the best of intentions we’ve solved some minor inconveniences while underway, swearing we’d create a more permanent and reliable solution once we hit the dock.
Reader Jan Passion — who sometimes captains the famed Golden Rule — submitted this picture of the Freda B back in October, when the days were about an hour longer and the temperatures noticeably warmer.
Rob Densem, the general manager for Farrier Marine wrote on Sunday: “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Ian Farrier passed away in San Francisco on his way back from the USA yesterday.
On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, we spent a few days on the small island of Koh Rong Sanloem, about 12 miles to the east of Sihanoukville in the southern part of Cambodia.
Ready or not, here it comes. And like it or not, the law mandating the California Boater Card is going into effect on January 1, 2018.
Making his way to Cape Horn, Randall Reeves finds himself in the upside down.
The cast of characters appearing at the Star Sailing League Finals is studded with the sport’s celebrities.
In our ongoing attempt to keep track of the current rush of development around the San Francisco Bay Area waterfront, we’d like to alert you to a public hearing coming up next week concerning the big ‘Terminal One’ project planned for Point Richmond’s Brickyard Cove neighborhood, right smack up against Richmond Yacht Club’s property (which, fortunately, the club owns and is not leasing from any government agency).
As mentioned, all the production work on all Latitude 38 magazines was done in-house, from writing, to film developing and printing, to layout.
There a certain white and red J/35 that you’ve probably seen at almost every Bay Area race. Jarlen has
Have you ever impressed yourself by installing, removing or repairing something on your boat that you thought was impossible to do on your own? Did
"The Panama Posse kicked off their rally to Panama last Wednesday, November 29, with a huge party hosted by Marina Puerto Isla de Navidad, Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico," writes Bay Area sailor Lucie Mewes of the Van de Stadt 41 Georgia, which has been cruising Mexico the last three years.
The Round the County (San Juan County, WA) Day 2 start in Mosquito Pass.
In November, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Enforcement Committee held a public hearing to review allegations of permit violations by Westpoint Harbor and Mark Sanders, the owner of the marina.