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Crossing Oceans on Canvas
Maritime artist John David Taylor sent us pictures of a couple of his paintings, one of which depicts IDEC SPORT winning the Jules Verne Trophy in 2017.
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America's Cupdate
Just when you thought everyone involved with the America’s Cup in New Zealand was going to “give peace a chance,” it seems like it's a battle on all fronts.
Heading South?
“Light air, heavy air, clouds, sun and tons of fun." This is how Nada Ha-Ha organizer Patsy Verhoeven described the 750-mile passage from San Diego to the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
A Cruising Tale
When David came out dressed for his morning run, I noticed his shirt selection right away and asked, “Do you remember where you got that shirt?” He didn’t.
How Good is That Cover Shot?
With thousands of boats racing, cruising and daysailing between the Delta, San Francisco Bay, Mexico and the South Pacific, the odds seem small that your boat will end up on the cover.
Nonstop Solo Round-the-World Race
The 2020-21 Vendée Globe started on Sunday afternoon off Les Sables-d'Olonne in western France. In most years, the start of the race is impressive, with hundreds of thousands of spectators…
The World Famous L38
It's Caption Contest(!) time! This month we have an interesting, and somewhat scary, photo . . .
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Sailboats Aground
Two sailboats have ended up on the rocks this past week in separate incidents in California.
To Rage or Not to Rage
In mid-October, after a summer of bizarre weather, it was 80-plus degrees and windless at Latitude's satellite office in San Quentin Village. The Bay went completely glassy for almost five days in a row . . .
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Whaley Close Encounters
Two kayakers almost found themselves on the lunch menu while enjoying a peaceful paddle at Avila Beach, CA.
When a Potter is Not a Potter
Small-boat sailing has a good following on the Bay. Check out some of these photos of Potters and Montgomery 17s in action.
Sailing Away From Diesel
With a diesel engine that was not only unreliable but leaked and stank, David faced an expensive and lengthy rebuild or re-power.
The Lead-up to the Vendée Globe
The International Association of Cape Horners has taken on the mantle of maintaining an official register of those who have completed solo circumnavigations via the Three Great Capes.
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A Late DIY Delta Doo Dah
My husband and I and our son enjoyed our own Delta Doo Dah the first week in October. We first sailed to the Delta 40 years ago and have done many summer trips through the years.
Falling into our Newest Edition
We've put together a fun- and fact-filled issue of Latitude 38 magazine to see you through the next 30 (+ 1) days. Here's a preview . . .
Racing in a Glorious Westerly
We went from an unhealthy air situation on the Bay on Friday to a glorious 10- to 12-knot westerly with crisp blue skies and sparkling water.
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We are very excited to announce that we have completed our dock replacement project for A through G dock at Brickyard Cove Marina, and now have openings in most sizes.
Name the spot
Do you know where this is? Give us your best guess.
The Science of Ghost Ships
With Halloween just off our bow, it is time to apprise you of ghost ships, those vessels that sail on the sea, absent of living crew: portents of doom.
It's Time to Head South
One of the decisions facing the 70 boats that have signed up for the 2020 Nada Ha-Ha, is where to clear into Mexico.
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Up and Down with Max Ebb
I can make a good rough guess by the angle of the gangway, and by looking at the dryness or dampness of the rocks I can usually tell if the tide is going up or down. But it's a crude estimate...
Fall Regattas and Midwinter Series
We have some good news for yacht racers: Yes, there will be midwinters this year. We'll get to those in a moment, but, first…
Musical Sailor Wins T-shirt
Christopher picked up his Golden Ticket at the Coyote Point Marina office while preparing to untie the docklines for a weekend of sailing.
The Defender Is Outraged
Anyone hoping to watch America's Cup action close to shore is out of luck right now. The two fan-friendly courses were the ones that got the boot.
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