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Clearer Air and Warmer Breezes
Did you sail this weekend? The Bay Area enjoyed almost perfect weather and sailors were out in force to take advantage of the sunshine, pleasant breezes and relatively fresh air.
Smoke on the Water
On September 11-13, poor air quality forced the postponement or cancellation of races. So the 2020 Santa Cruz 27 National Championship in Santa Cruz was welcome news — and not only because the regatta actually happened.
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Sun Gazing Into Fall
At 6:31 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on September 22, 2020, the sun will cross the equator as it moves from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.
Santa Cruz 27: Thirty-seven Years Not Out.
In October 1983, we published a 'Boat of the Month' story on the already well-established Santa Cruz 27.
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LBYC America's Cup Challenge
Elton John’s song 'Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me' says it best for the Stars + Stripes saga. The Long Beach Yacht Club-flagged team has done everything in their power to stay in the America’s Cup.
Yacht Racing Schedule Updates
"Very Unhealthy" air quality throughout the Bay Area prompted race organizers to postpone several events.
Mike's Consignment
We will display your item(s) in our store and on our website and eliminate the need for you to meet strangers at your home or place of work.
Boats Destroyed
We were startled by a very loud explosion. Suddenly, the stern of a powerboat burst into flames, and we heard another explosion.
New-Old Sails Can Make a Difference
No tourists now, no trips, no income. Like many Mexicans, Eduardo is hunkered down doing the best he can with odd jobs.
Weather Systems' Atlantic Gathering
The middle of September is the peak hurricane period. Given this year's hurricane forecast, it's no surprise that there's so much action.
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Cupdate
The preparation window narrows and the training pace quickens for the remaining three viable challengers as the Southern Hemisphere winter turns to an America’s Cup spring.
Last Call for Classy Ads
Latitude 38's Classy Classifieds is the place to buy or sell boats - as well as marine gear, trailers, liferafts, boat partnerships, trades and more.
Funeral At Sea For a Graceful Old Dame
Nobody wanted an old cement boat. Not even for free. The only option was to give her a sea funeral.
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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.
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