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Happy T-shirt Winner
Josh drew the last Golden Ticket of 2020 out of his December issue of Latitude 38 which he picked up at Bridgeway Bagel in Sausalito.
Parading Around Alameda
Every year on New Year’s Day, San Francisco’s boating community converges on the Alameda Estuary for ‘Round the Island — a semi-organized parade of watercraft that includes sailboats and powerboats and rowboats.
30+ Years of Finding the Ultimate Shots
When contributing editor Ross Tibbits spoke to Santa Barbara resident, world-renowned sailing photographer and Ultimate Sailing Calendar creator Sharon Green for his story in our January issue, he asked her to send along a few shots for the story.
Solo Nonstop Round-the-World Race
More than 57 days into this edition of the Vendée Globe, the leaders have now rounded Cape Horn and pointed their bows toward Europe.
Limbo Under the Golden Gate
Three of the largest cranes in the U.S. have a new home in the Port of Oakland. When the cranes are finally installed at the Port, they will soar more than 400-feet above the wharf.
New Year New Issue
We worked extra hard to ensure we kept bringing you a fresh edition of the Bay Area's favorite sailing magazine every month. And now we bring you the first 2021 issue of 'Latitude 38'.
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How to Race in the New Year
The new, 2021 race calendar is packed with events including the Three Bridge Fiasco, California Offshore Race Week, the Transpac, Rolex Big Boat Series plus midwinters, beer can races, offshore racing and a solid, line-up of fun and challenging weekends.
Hands Free Sailing
Natasha, who has quadriplegic athetoid cerebral palsy, left Gran Canaria, Spain as part of the 2020 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) fleet. And on December 11, the skipper and her crew crossed the finish line in St Lucia after 18 days, 21 hours and 39 minutes at sea.
Catching More Than Just The Breeze
Mike Pouliot had the good fortune to be out sailing on the Bay midweek, aboard his Yankee 30 'Emerald'. As an added bonus, he managed to catch a good feed of crabs along the way.
Nonstop Solo Circumnavigation
Whitall Stokes and his Open 50 Sparrow made it around Cape Horn on December 26 in an attempt to sail a singlehanded and nonstop eastabout circumnavigation starting from and returning to San Francisco.
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Still Thinking About Sailing
We're never far away from sailing, despite being far from the ocean, high in the mountains and surrounded by fresh snow. The neighbor next door has a Hobie Cat in the back yard, waiting for the spring.
January Events Preview
Midwinter race series continue, with some modifications due to the pandemic. Be on the lookout for late changes due to stay-at-home orders during this surge.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.