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A Question for the Nation
“Attached is a photo taken from the El Cerrito hills, on the Bay, in the late afternoon of May 24 — I’ve seen this phenomenon many times but this is the first time I documented it,” wrote Larry Radcliffe.
Schedule Adjustments
We'll lead off with some good news: "A muffled cheer may be heard around the docks. The Coast Guard has resumed permitting of racing on the Bay…"
20th Anniversary
Summer will officially start this Saturday, June 20, and with it, on the longest day of the year, we celebrate the Summer Sailstice.
Virtual Regatta
This year’s Transpac Tahiti race had to be postponed, but nearly 42,000 'armchair racers' took part in a virtual version of the 4,500-mile competition.
The World Famous L38
Here’s your June Caption Contest(!). Don’t forget to check the July issue for the winner, and top 10 runner-uppers.
Global Celebration of Sailing
Summer Sailstice was founded to get more people sailing and to connect sailors to start their summer of sailing 'together' on the solstice
An Abrupt Sponsorship End
One of the most prolific sponsorships in all of sailing has come to an abrupt end. French insurance company MACIF has withdrawn from racing maxi-trimarans, cutting loose their skipper, François Gabart.
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Summer Sailing Camp Ready For Summer
The official start of summer is just around the corner, and for many young Bay Area sailors, this is the time they would usually put down their pencils — or these days, devices — pack their sailing kits, and join their friends for the seemingly endless days of summer-camp fun.
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For your viewing pleasure
Latitude Nation — For your viewing pleasure, here’s a mini-documentary of Sausalito super-sailor Lauren de Remer.
Summer Sailstice/YRA Photo Treasure Hunt
Recently, US Sailing VP Rich Jepsen recalled Bay Area legend Tom Blackaller saying, "Why would anyone ever just go sailing?" When racers are forced to relax they get all stressed out.
Misplaced AIS Vessels Hacker Theory
Sailor-turned-game developer Scott Goffman says he's working on a project in which he inadvertently replicated almost the exact opposite scenario from what he thinks may have resulted in the now-nicknamed "AIS crop circles."
Boat-in Dining
What are your favorite waterfront restaurants that offer space to tie up a boat or are located less than three blocks from a marina?
The Weekend Report
Sailors will no doubt debate the particulars of any given moment of weather, but there was some consensus that the preceding three days of wind, which blew from the north-northwest and was marked by 30-plus-knot gusts, was more characteristic of early spring than early June.
Saildrone
Scientists Turn to Alameda’s Saildrone This week is World Oceans Week. One of our friends shared this story on social media, and we could not resist passing it along.
Schedule Updates and More
Stockton Sailing Club and Richmond Yacht Club canceled June 6's Delta Ditch Run. However, someone forgot to tell the social-bubble crews of 10 Moore 24s and a Melges 24.
Solo Circumnavigator
At a time when organized racing has been curtailed and sailing with household members is the current guideline, we thought we'd remind you of the thoughts Webb Chiles shared…
RC Boats and Beer Cans
Chris Sullivan is an avid RC sailboat racer, especially in the One Metre Class. Last week, Chris organized a bit of informal COVID-19 RC sailboat scrimmaging at the Richmond Yacht Club.
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Sailing Staycation
With one of us furloughed and one working remotely, we decided to head toward the Delta aboard Penelope, our Newport 27.
The Weather Report
Summer seems to be inching closer and closer here in the Bay Area, though, like many things in our lives at the moment, it’s doing a two-steps-forward, three-steps-back shuffle.
where broken boats go to recover
A lot of great boats were built in Santa Cruz County during the 1970s and ’80s, boats that are beloved among our Latitude readership.
Another Boat Theft
"It is with amazement and disbelief that I inform you that on Sunday, May 24, at about 6:15 a.m., our beloved RIB Mackin was stolen from the dinghy dock."
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Cruisers Lend a Helping Hand
In the aftermath of April’s Cyclone Harold, many South Pacific sailors have banded together to help those who were most impacted by the storm.
La Niña or El Niño?
Hurricane season officially begins in the Atlantic Basin on June 1, peaking around September 10, before ending on November 30. On average, the Atlantic experiences 11 named tropical systems.
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