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We had five days of 90-degree weather. Now day has turned to night and the apocalypse feels as if it's upon us.
Offshore Solo Regatta in Foiling Monohulls
After the first two stages of La Solitaire du Figaro, French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h on Banque Populaire has worked his way to the top of the leaderboard.
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Boat Names with Meaning
I've been working on selling my beloved sailboat, 'Tilligo', a 1988 Union Polaris 36. I have owned her for 16+ wonderful years and put many miles and adventures under her keel.
F50 catamarans battle in 'Tenet'
SailGP makes its Hollywood debut this week in a new movie, Tenet. When the script required an epic sailing scene, two SailGP F50 catamarans answered the call.
Job Opportunity
The perfect sailor’s job: 29 days off every month! One-day-a-month position delivering 'Latitude 38' magazines to our East Bay route, Richmond through Oakland.
Details on New Sailboat
Alan Andrews designed the Moore 33, and Ron Moore plans to build a fleet of them at Moore Sailboats, Inc., in Watsonville. Readers asked for more info.
Finding Fresh Air on the Bay
Friday's fresh air and fun seekers did their best to sail through the haze, as they closed out the Friday night summer beer can series.
Read about Sails Sailors and Beards
Happy September sailors! This month has significance for a variety of reasons, and mostly because the new edition of 'Latitude 38' is about to hit the streets. That's right, it's out tomorrow.
Boat's Identity Crisis Resolved
Recently we brought you the story of Ben McGinty's new sailboat and invited readers to help identify whether the little ship was indeed a Naples Sabot, as Ben suspected. Read on to discover the verdict.
Hurricanes to Tropical Depressions
Hurricane Laura made landfall in the early hours of Thursday morning bringing sustained winds of up to 150 mph. As the northern eyewall of the hurricane raced over Cameron Parish, Louisiana, NOAA's Hurricane Center issued an update urging all to "Take action now to protect your life!"
Stay Up To Date with Summer News
As Labor Day approaches we've sent out an end-of-summer newsletter to participants in the 12th Annual Delta Doo Dah. Despite the challenging times, the Doo Dah has been a huge success.
A Caribbean Holiday with a Twist
We can’t help ourselves — we love St. Vincent and the Grenadines. So, we returned again for 28 days from December 20, 2019, to January 18, 2020. This would be a somewhat different trip because Yumi and I had earlier decided to get married on Bequia at the Frangipani Hotel.
The Latest Schedule Adjustments
First the Good News: Island, Encinal and Oakland Yacht Clubs introduce the Estuary Extravaganza to be sailed in three races on Sunday, September 13.
Refurbished and Ready to Sail
You may recall the story in the April, 2019, issue about the shipyard accident involving the historic working brigantine Vega. In a nutshell, during a routine haulout at a shipyard in Thailand, the carriage wheels on the marine railway collapsed and the 128-year-old wooden ship (built in 1892 in Norway as a Baltic and North Sea trader) rolled off and onto her port side.
Baja Ha-Ha
We hope to see you cruising in Mexico and enjoying La Buena Vida en El Mar. The people are fabulous, the country is gorgeous, and the cruising is fantastic.
Record Row Across Pacific Continues
Professional sailor Lia Ditton left San Francisco Bay on June 17 to embark on a  journey from the Bay Area to Hawaii. But instead of sailing, Lia is rowing the 2500 miles across the Pacific — solo.
USCG Invites Mariner Feedback
The USCG is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System (waters less than 12 feet deep), to make navigable waterways safer and more efficient.
T-shirt Winners Galore
Steve Lehmann is Latitude 38's latest Golden Ticket winner. Steve and his wife, Terri had spent the past five months in Utah. One of the first things they did when they returned to the Bay Area was pick up a copy of the magazine at Marina Village, Alameda. Inside was Steve's ticket to a free Latitude 38 t-shirt.
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Unusual Navigation Markers
There are a thousand reasons to keep a good lookout. Modern navigational aids and numerous digital devices continue to improve and reduce accidents at sea. Despite all that equipment, it remains very important to keep an eye ahead and even read the signs along the shore.
Crashboat Joins Bay Area's Historic Fleet
The San Francisco Bay area has many historic and treasured vessels of the World War II era: 'Jeremiah O'Brien' and 'Red Oak Victory', Potomac, and the submarine Pampanito. So when we received this story about the 1944 vessel 'Intrepid', we felt it was worth sharing with our sail-centric audience. 
Baja Ha-Ha
We hope to see you cruising in Mexico and enjoying La Buena Vida en El Mar. The people are fabulous, the country is gorgeous, and the cruising is fantastic.
Hurricane Season Active
This year's hurricane season is well underway, with five active disturbances being tracked in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic regions. Earlier this week Hurricane Genevieve was listed as Category 4 but has been downgraded to a tropical storm as she moves northwest along the Baja coast.
Unmasking the Adjudicator Cohort
"It's not all 'masked men.' One thing that I love about this boat is the diversity and inclusion. We have an African American owner, a woman as a key part of our crew…"
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Marin to Caribbean to COVID
The Milum family, from Mill Valley, California, were in St.Thomas, looking forward to island-hopping through the Caribbean and back to the US in time for the fall school semester. Then COVID broke out...
Relief from the Smoke
When we think of clear, clean, fresh air the first thing that comes to mind is sailing on San Francisco Bay. Apparently that's also true for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
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Teenaged Cruiser Dies in Moorea
In a tragic accident in Moorea on August 10, a young cruiser was killed after being hit by a speedboat. According to reports, Eddie Jarman, 14, was checking the anchor on his family’s UK-based Discovery 55 September a.m. in Opunohu Bay when he was struck.
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The Drua Experience
Na Lesu Tale, which translates to The Homecoming, will be the first time that a Fijian Drua has sailed back to the Lau Group of islands in modern history.
Heat Wave Sailing
If you were fortunate enough to have access to a sailboat this past weekend, the Bay was the only place to be. It was simply the best you could do to avoid the heatwave swelter ashore.
Adults Enjoy the Sailing Bug
A recent field trip with Treasure Island Sailing provided the ideal opportunity to experience sailing a Bug — a boat that is not usually recommended for adults.
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Commentary
This November, Bay Area residents living in Ward #1 of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will have an important ballot choice to make for the Director of that ward. That seat was held for many years by Whitney Dotson