Reaction to Coronavirus
The Clipper Race around the world is currently sailing from Australia to Asia in Leg 5. As such, organizers are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in China.
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Explaining the inexplicable
In one of the weirder kinda-sailing-related news items we’ve seen in a while, a group of Greek boaters were arrested for smuggling immigrants into Italy — apparently using sailboats they’d bought via internet ads.
US Team Crew Announced
Last week, US SailGP Team announced the crew who will guide their F50 catamaran though her paces this season.
A Word on Provisioning
Chatting on a hot New Zealand summer day this week, my new friend and fellow Pacific Puddle Jump 2019 alumna Elizabeth Stacey laughingly said to me, “We have a lot of canned tuna!” I can totally relate.
Calling on Latitude nation
We can remember our junior sailing days as if they were yesterday. It was summer, a hallowed time for kids. No school, no shoes, no worries, just sailing, and long, lazy days beaching your boat and swimming and jumping off docks.
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Season 2 Expanded
SailGP has added another event to their 2020 season. The ROCKWOOL Copenhagen SailGP will take place in the Danish capital on Sept. 11-12, serving as the fifth event in the second season.
The Weekend Report
With no small amount of inspiration from local legend Randall Reeves — we completed the first-ever figure 8 in the Bay Area, sailing around Angel Island, then sailing around Red Rock.
Seasmanship Skills and More
As chilly weather continues on the West Coast, many sailing events step indoors for the purpose of preparing for the summer season. Each year at this time, we find our Calendar packed with educational opportunities.
The Feb Issue is out today
This month in 'Latitude 38', the destination is wherever you are. We'd like to think that we're about more than just the sailboats and the ensuing adventures they may bring.
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This is Ace, he went missing from my Catalina 400. I'm trying to track down this spinnaker featuring my dog Ace for sentimental reasons. It was sold with my boat back in the 1900s.
Racing and Sailing Preview
Latitude 38's publisher recently noticed that we have a Leap Saturday this year. "Sounds like a good theme for a party!" he said. "You won’t be able to sail on a Saturday, February 29, again until 2048."
Latitude 38 Crew List Party
Meet and greet fellow sailors. Find crew or get on a boat. Thursday, March 5, 6-9 p.m. Held at the spectacular Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco.
In Old News . . .
Another AC75 has crashed and burned, so to speak. A few days ago (it’s not clear to us exactly when) Luna Rossa dismasted while practicing off the coast of Marina di Capitana, Italy.
When you drop everything . . .
Readers — This is part 4 of our writer-at-large Monica Grant’s continuing series about her new gig as a charter cook aboard the schooner Seaward.
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The Return of the Rooster
I had the squid from a 2008 or '09 Opening Day on the Bay, and had been itching for another chance to use her. The Quid Pro Quo / Squid Pro Quo pun occurred to me, and…
Hands-on Experience
On January 11-12, Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey hosted the second US Sailing two-day Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar. The 48 participants came from as far away as London, Anchorage and Manhattan.
Three Bridge Fiasco
While straining to see anything in gray nothingness, a skipper who has 20+ years of Three Bridge Fiascos under his keel commented: "This is the craziest Fiasco ever!"
When you drop everything . . .
On Saturday, January 4th, I watched as Seaward’s crew brought their vessel neatly to the dock at the Newport Sea Scout base in Southern California.
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This is Ace, he went missing from my Catalina 400. I'm trying to track down this spinnaker featuring my dog Ace for sentimental reasons. It was sold with my boat back in the 1900s.
America's Cup News
America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand revealed their new test boat yesterday in Auckland. Te Kāhu, meaning ‘The Hawk’, was named and christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, a local sub-tribe of Maori.
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Sausalito Community Boating Center
Richardson Bay is a particularly popular destination for spawning herring, so it's fitting that Sausalito would be home to a herring festival. Herring is quite healthy and delicious smoked or fresh.
Sailing in a Nor'easterly
It only happens in the winter, and that's part of the fun. Setting a spinnaker to head toward the Golden Gate is an unusual experience for many San Francisco Bay racers, but it was all part of a pretty idyllic first weekend of the Corinthian Yacht Club Midwinters.
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Asian Tour and Cape 2 Rio
Two days ago, Francis Joyon and his crew of four set off from Hong Kong to tackle Giovanni Soldini and Maserati’s record time of 36 days and change for the ‘Tea Route’ record from Hong Kong to London.
Hidden on the West Coast
In what has become something of a New Year’s ritual, we headed down to San Luis Obispo on December 31, 2019, to see friends, and were again charmed by the beachy, sailory nooks that are Cayucos, Morro Bay and Port San Luis.
Hawaii Race Prep
Last Saturday, the SSS held an on-the-water seminar to demonstrate emergency steering systems. The seminar included a race, for which skippers deployed emergency steering to get around the course.
Breaking the News to the Boss
I was presented with an opportunity to go sailing, but not just for a weekend or a day — this was a three-month commitment. While I admit the decision wasn’t too difficult to make, I did experience a period of anguish over the chaos that would ensue once I told my boss I was going.
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