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?
Sponsored Post
This well-maintained, spacious center cockpit Hunter 42 is worth a close look. With two cabins and two heads, it offers very comfortable family or two-couple cruising.
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.
Sponsored Post
52-ft to dock your boat(s) when you buy this breathtaking Napa Valley home.
(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.
Sponsored Post
Westwind Washing, Waxing, Varnishing. Serving the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
Boat of the Day
Harpoen first crossed our editorial desk in 2003, when her owner, Ron Witzel, a staff commodore at Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael, proposed her as a Latitude 38 Boat of the Month.
Americans in France
The American-led 11th Hour Racing Team has claimed a podium finish in the ultra-competitive Défi Azimut off the coast of France. A 48-hour pre-Transat Jacques Vabre tune-up, the Défi Azimut…
Weekend Weather Forecast
Bay Area — wow! Yesterday was, in the parlance of sophisticated sailors everywhere, a super-gnarly day on the water.
First Responders Answer the Call
Long Beach Lifeguards made a splash out of the gate, winning Race 1 by just inches, hoping to defend their Heroes Regatta title of 2018. But after three races around the buoys, it was LBFD Station…
Class Championship Regatta
Race 3 got underway late in the day, with the wind still holding around 10 knots. As the fleet reached the midway point on the run, the wind completely shut off. As the fleet bunched, everyone who was first became everyone who was last.
Sponsored Post
Owl Harbor Marina was voted Best in the Delta in 2019.
Aussies Win Yacht Race
On Friday, the French press release called SailGP Marseille "Grandiose." The full headline translates to: "Grand. There's no other word to describe the spectacle delivered by the six SailGP teams in front of the Marseille seawall."
Musing on the Philosophy
“I’ve gotten into some trouble by likening landfalls to orgasms, and I think that’s a very apt comparison in the sense that it’s fulfilling and it’s temporal and it comes and it goes quickly.
Parting Ways
"US Sailing and Malcolm Page announced that they have agreed to part ways. Page will be leaving US Sailing and returning to his home in Australia."
Light-Air Antics
St. Francis Yacht Club's Rolex Big Boat Series is famous for its nuking, gear-busting conditions. It's an ideal race for muscle-bound grinders, adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers.
Fiji Week Regatta
Fiji Regatta Week — Fiji’s largest annual regatta — has drawn to a close after six days of yacht racing, parties, seminars and more. One of the largest regattas in the South Pacific, 2019's edition attracted just over 100 yachts and 380 sailors.
North American Championships
Flying to the Bahamas next week to compete in what he says is his most important regatta to date, Tor Svendsen has been killing it on the Opti circuit this past year. He blazed the recent…
Don't be complacent
It’s easy to get complacent about things like a Category 1 hurricane when you’ve recently witnessed, at a distance, the impact of a Category 5.
Let's Check the Weather
Following Monday’s story on the amazing escape of Josh and Christina from Hurricane Dorian, we find ourselves in the peak of hurricane season with other threats looming.
Series Finale
The SailGP season will wrap up this weekend in scenic (that's an understatement) port of Marseille on the French Riviera. Can't be there? Neither can we. But your options, like ours, abound.
Scenes from the Regatta
San Francisco's ocean breeze air conditioning system turned on, complete with the return of Karl the Fog and wind gusts of up to 30 knots. On Saturday, the heavy weather precipitated a gravity storm…
The Seminal Cruiser's Rally
It could be you. We’re now up to entry 148, and with the addition of the Hunter Passage 42 Dakota, have two more boys, 11 and 7, in the fleet. 
Shootin' the Breeze
Here are a few happenings — ranging from the newsy to the slightly ancient — from around the Latitude Nation: Labor Day Sub Sighting Sinking In .
By the skin of their teeth
Josh and Christina are OK! Along with the usual conversations and questions at our Crew List Party on September 11 came an unusual one from a number of people: “How are Josh and Christina on Tish?” The reference was to Josh Longbottom and Christina Jeschke.
San Francisco Bay Regatta
A light morning breeze from the east presaged a postponement, but the race committee sent the boats out on time so that they would be ready as soon as a proper San Francisco summer westerly appeared.
The World Famous L38
Here’s your September Caption Contest(!). Please be sure to check the October issue’s Loose Lips for the winner.
Sponsored Post
Brand new docks in Marina del Rey at Wayfarer Marina.
Round the World Race
The 70-ft monohulls handled conditions from a tough beat upwind to surfing downwind during an ocean-sprint thrill-ride on an exhilarating sea swell of over 13 feet.