West Coast Fire Season
As we reported on Monday, the Golden State is at the bitter, ugly end of its now-endemic fire season, and grappling with the realities of its “new normal.” As of yesterday, California was still under states of emergency as rumors of another “wind event” echoed through the news and a nervous Bay Area population.
Nautical Trivia
Fortunately, the power stayed on at Richmond Yacht Club, and scores of sailors there for the weekend gathered there Sunday morning to enjoy breakfast and a Nautical Trivia Quiz.
The Mill Valley office of Latitude 38 is among the hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power in Northern California, but we recognize this is trivial compared to the impact from the fires people, homes and businesses are feeling to the north of us.
A Spectacle of Foiling Cats
SailGP will return to the US of A in 2020, with Season 2 grand prix events set for San Francisco and New York. The spectacle will return to San Francisco Bay on May 2-3.
Whale Migration
Crews heading south to Mexico this winter who’ve upgraded their nav stations with AIS and digital radar will probably feel safer than ever. But there’s one type of offshore obstacle that doesn’t subscribe to AIS and rarely if ever shows up on radar.
Get Rid of Expired Flares
A one-day pilot collection event to get rid of expired or unwanted marine flares will be held in Alameda County on Sunday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Licence to Sail
Earlier this month, we asked the Latitude Nation to share their sailing license plates.
Racing News from the Southland
News from latitudes a bit farther south crossed the Racing Desk at Latitude 38 this week.
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Sailing Trends
St. Francis Yacht Club has a long-held tradition of hosting weekly Yachting Luncheon speakers on Wednesdays. You can enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the Bay while listening to a wide variety of speakers.
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Sailing for a Good Cause
Sunday on San Francisco Bay was as sunny as Saturday was foggy. It was a magical day for sailing and a magical day to sail for the cause of curing blood cancers. Everyone who came out felt lucky to be alive.
Semper Paratus
The Baja Ha-Ha’s Grand Poobah — who also happens to be the founder of Latitude 38, in case you didn’t know — took a moment to remind this year’s flock of southbound cruisers that the US Coast Guard has your back, and will hold a lecture  to let you know how they can best serve you.
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Co-Founder of Harken
Olaf Theodore Harken passed away on Monday, October 21, at the age of 80. Olaf and his older brother, Peter, created the hugely successful rope-handling business that bears their name.
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Because Records Were Made to Be Broken
Francis Joyon took advantage of a weather window this weekend to embark on his Asian Tour record attempts. The Frenchman set off Saturday morning at 9:11 UTC on his attempt at the 8,800-mile Mauritius Route record.
Youth Sailing
Yesterday marked the official opening of the Siebel Center — a sailing program that aims to increase diversity and opportunity for youth in the sport of sailing — at Treasure Island Sailing Center, or TISC.
Expired Explosives
If you live or berth your boat in San Mateo County, mark your calendars. You're invited to dispose of unwanted or expired marine flares on Saturday, November 2.
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Quirky Racing in 8-footers
A mellow Stampede ran through the Richmond Yacht Club on Sunday. The Stampede is the El Toro regatta that started it all in 1947. It's the oldest annual race at RYC.
The World Famous L 38
Here’s your October autumn pumpkin-spiced Caption Contest(!). As (almost) always, the winner will be announced in Loose Lips. 
Bay Area Waterfront
After reporting on regulatory issues over the past few years, we feel like we’ve developed an existential difference in opinion with certain policy makers who often tout waterfront trails — as opposed to ramps and marinas — as the be all end all of access to the Bay.
2020 Sailing Schedule
As the big fall regattas wind down this month and midwinter series begin next month, it’s time to look ahead to 2020. Laura Paul at the Yacht Racing Association is hard at work assembling the YRA Master Schedule.
Singlehanded Transatlantic race
The first boats finishing Leg 1 of the Mini Transat La Boulangère began trickling into Las Palmas in the wee hours on Sunday. Light air dominated during the last day, allowing…
Bay Area History
Today, we’d like to celebrate an ancient mariner who is often credited with ‘discovering’ a great land.
Bay Area Classic Vessels
A local, turn-of-the-century vessel is on the hard at the Army Corps of Engineers ramp in Sausalito and is likely beyond salvation, despite a long campaign from her owner to save her, as well as an outpouring of concern from the Latitude community.
Bay Area Sailor one of three nationwide
US Sailing announced the names of the three coaches who will head up the three initial centers. Returning to TISC and serving as Siebel Sailors coach for the San Francisco Bay region is Chris Childers.
Calendar Deadline Extended Until Monday
The goblins have yet to come collect the candy, so how can we possibly be calling for holiday season events?
Shootin' the Breeze
Say what you will about the modern America's Cup, but the launching of an entirely new class — and one of the most ambitious foiling boats to ever hit . . . or rather, skim above the water — is undeniably exciting.
Balmy Racing on San Francisco Bay
Three days of distance and buoy racing attracted eight California crews to the 2019 Express 37 Nationals hosted by Berkeley Yacht Club on October 4-6. Lingering summer-like conditions brought light but shifty winds.
Where you least expect it
I had lived for the past year in Rio Vista, in the Delta, riding a Simmer Pure Slalom board and Enduro sail, doing some fast runs but also a lot of walks of shame (back upwind up-current along the road).