Skip to content

Sailing OPBs
Winter days are good sailing days on the Bay, and you don't even need to own a boat to enjoy them. Dana Dupar crewed aboard 'Irie' and sent us these photos.
A Surfing Trip Gone Wrong
There were about 20 young Indonesian crewmembers — none spoke English, none knew how to swim, and all were in a state of panic, running back and forth.
Sponsored Post
Good quality boat cushions are important for both form and function. Let us help you freshen up your boat deck, salon or sleeping area.
Fiji Reels In Wake of Yasa
The category 5 cyclone Yasa was originally predicted to go right over the main island of Viti Levu — meaning Vuda Marina and Port Denarau — and would have affected most of the cruising boats in the area.
Finally the racing begins
The results are in from the first two days of the Prada America's Cup World Series Auckland. New York Yacht Club's American Magic and Emirates Team New Zealand are tied…
To Mexico And Onwards
If you do a Baja Ha-Ha, or if you did the Nada Ha-Ha because there wasn't an official Baja Ha-Ha this year, be careful, because you may be in for a much longer adventure than you anticipated.
Sponsored Post
Spaulding Marine Center’s Boatworks 101 is an innovative new apprenticeship program for young apprentices who will spend nine months training at Spaulding Marine Center and six months rotating through partner-employer boatyards throughout the Bay Area.
It's airtime for the America's Cup
The Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the Prada Christmas Race run from December 17 to December 20, meaning the racing starts this evening at 9 p.m. on the West Coast of the US.
Sailing in the Snow and Ice
It can be hard to understand why some would choose to sail north until you see the raw beauty of the anchorages. Yes, it's cold, but if you're looking to get away from it all, this is the way to succeed.
Getting the Rub on Protection
I added these chafe guards in the spring of 2016. They are still intact, serving their purpose after somewhere around one hundred evenings at anchor in a large variety of conditions, some of them quite extreme.
Sponsored Post
As an essential business, we want you to know that we are here to (safely) help you keep your boat ready to shelter in place on the Bay and beyond. Wishing you a safe, sane and happy Holiday Season!
Circumnavigation Updates
On Friday, after a little more than 16 days at sea, skipper Thomas Coville and crew decided to end their try for the Trophée Jules Verne on Sodebo Ultim 3.
Dramatic Rescue in San Francisco Bay
Niklas Hache was singlehanding his 22-ft Santana outside Berkeley Marina when his boom swung and knocked him overboard. The current and the cold water quickly conspired to create a life-threatening situation for the 32-year-old sailor.
Sponsored Post
Complete your ASA IQCs at MSC! Our new instructors receive 100% tuition reimbursement for each clinic after teaching their first course at the level.
Nonstop Circumnavigations
Jean Le Cam on board Yes We Cam! is continuing his ultra-impressive Vendée Globe. He's waiting on a jury decision as to how much redress he will receive after rescuing PRB’s Kevin Escoffier.
The World Famous L38
December is here, and we're excited to bring you another fun Caption Contest(!). Give us your best shot ....
Shelter-in-Place Special: $10 for 3 Months
Our Shelter-in-Place special is back for the winter. Get Latitude 38 delivered to your home for January, February and March, and sip on whatever you like.
Aussie Skipper to Helm US Boat
Jimmy Spithill has signed as CEO and helm of the United States SailGP Team. Spithill will lead the American team vying for the $1 million prize…
Some but not all races canceled
After a relatively stable couple of months, the most recent health orders in the state of California and most Bay Area counties have race committees once again scrambling to adjust to the ongoing pandemic.
Getting to Know the Locals
I learned basics from my father, but did not really learn to sail until my junior year of high school, when I was invited by a couple of family friends to sail with them to New Zealand on the Cal 36 Flight.
Sponsored Post
Enjoy a 'One Week Take Over' vacation in Loreto, Baja California Sur. 
Out and About with Latitude
Our sales crew, Nicki and Mitch, went on a socially-distanced expedition around the East Bay to catch up with and meet some of our 'Latitude 38' distributors and readers.
Dive Boat Disaster
The captain of the 'Conception' — the dive boat that was destroyed by fire in September 2019, killing 33 passengers and one crew member — has been indicted on manslaughter charges for each death.
Sunny Sails in SoCal
We recently bought a 1989 Sabre 38 MkII in Long Beach, and with the arrival of Thanksgiving, we decided to take our pod south for the weekend to get to know the boat and the Long Beach area.
Happy Holidays' Reading
December is here, and along with it, the 12th 2020 issue of Latitude 38 magazine. Thank you for being there and for being our inspiration for putting together this awesome magazine every month.
Let us bring Latitude to you
Our Shelter-in-Place special is back for the winter. Get Latitude 38 delivered to your home for January, February and March, and sip on whatever you like.