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Happy March, everyone. We’ve got your new issue of Latitude 38. Here’s what’s inside this month: A Shout Out to the Parents and Volunteers In this month’s Sightings, we take a moment to thank the countless volunteers who make junior sailing possible.
SailGP Season 2
Sir Ben Ainslie's British team scored three bullets in the three fleet races on Friday, kicking off the second season of SailGP in Sydney Harbour. On Saturday, after a win in Race 4 and a fourth in Race 5, the Brits…
Aquatic Park and Hyde St. Pier
Dennis Maggard sails from the South Bay to anchor in Aquatic Park and attend the Sea Chantey sing at the San Francisco National Maritime Museum.
Row row row your boat
Way back in November, sailor-turned-ocean-rower Lia Ditton wrote about her 24-day, 700-nautical-mile row from Oregon to California right here on ‘Lectronic Latitude.
A Diverse Fleet
The Pac Cup routinely caters to a wide range of sailing yachts with crews from diverse backgrounds — from tiny doublehanders to mega-yachts and from adventurous families to well-tuned racing syndicates.
Race Around 11 Islands
A race that has surged to international prominence in just over a decade, RORC’s Caribbean 600 is now one of the most popular events on the Caribbean circuit.
Preview of Sydney Event
For the past week, SailGP teams have been training in Sydney Harbour in anticipation of the first regatta of 2020 on February 28-29. Teams from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, Spain and the USA take on champions Australia.
Baja Ha-Ha XXVII
The Baja Ha-Ha has two big advantages over other outstanding West Coast long-distance events such as the Pacific Cup, the Singlehanded Transpacific Race and Transpac.
Racing off Central America
Cruiser and Latitude 38 contributor Louis Kruk checked in from Panama with a report and photos from the Bocas del Toro Regatta, hosted by Bocas Marina on February 15.
Shootin' the Breeze
A Sneak Peak at Baja Ha-Ha XXVII In the spirit of things already feeling like summer — and even fall — here in California, we thought we’d take a quick look at Baja Ha-Ha XXVII (that’s 27 for those of you who don’t speak Roman.)
IDEC Sport's Asian Tour
After 31 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds of sailing, Francis Joyon and his crew set a new record for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London this morning.
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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.
Waterfront Politics
This week in the evolving Bay Area waterfront: Travis Marina. The funky, random and idyllically perched piece of shoreline is, like much of the Bay’s waterfront property, vulnerable to development incommensurate with its current character.
The World Famous L38
Here’s your February Caption Contest(!). Don’t forget to check next month’s issue of Latitude 38 for the winner.
Who Will Make the Class of 2020?
The National Sailing Hall of Fame's volunteer Selection Committee will consider nominations received by midnight (Pacific Time) on March 31, 2020, for the Induction Class of 2020.
Cruising Club of America Honor
The Cruising Club of America will bestow the 2019 Blue Water Medal upon Jean-Luc Van Den Heede in recognition of his achievements in singlehanded sailing.
Class of 2020
The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame announced yesterday that local sailor Paul Cayard will join its 2020 induction class this May. Cayard becomes the first sailor to be recognized by the BASHOF.
Facing Monster Storms
"With the South Atlantic like that, we would never have smashed the Jules Verne Trophy record," explains Francis Joyon, reflecting on what has been a slow and difficult ascension of the Atlantic Ocean.
Escaping Disaster at Sea
Two days before Christmas, James Evenson and Kim Jensen were on final approach to Honolulu from the South Seas aboard their Spindrift 37 cat Zingaro when things went terribly wrong.
Looking Back
One of the great lessons you learn from the Three Bridge Fiasco is humility. Every year you start with the sense of great possibilities.
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This seminar provides a general understanding of all of the components that make up your rig, how to care for your rigging and basic repair skills.
Sausalito's Working Waterfront
On Wednesday, the US Army Corps of Engineers will hold meeting to discuss the master plan for the Bay Model — a process that began over a year ago and is coming to a conclusion.
Race to Kaneohe Bay
From humble beginnings 40 years ago, the Pacific Cup yacht race has grown into an event that attracts top-tier sailing talent from not just the San Francisco Bay Area but from all over the United States and beyond.