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Getting Kids on the Water this Summer
Sailing is an adventure. It is fun and games, but the personal growth achieved on a boat lasts a lifetime: teamwork, courage, and overcoming fears.
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We will focus on getting to know your boat, maintenance, and finding your tribe to help you enjoy all the Bay has to offer.
All Tied Up
How does an inexperienced sailor learn her knots without driving her captain and fellow crew crazy, or worse, getting herself tossed overboard?
Kissing the Sand on Valentine's Day
Ryan's become a real, hands-on owner, pulling apart the engine and putting it back together, which is why he knows so much and can explain everything.
Another Way to Support Latitude 38
Latitude 38 has covered the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast sailor since 1977. That's been possible with the support of ...
Higher Costs for Boaters
The State of California has suggested a 250% increase in vessel registration fees in its 2021-22 budget. This would represent an increase in fees from $20 every other year to $70, and would take effect on July 1.
March Boat of the Month
According to a 1966 Columbia brochure, the boats produced from this hybrid mold were "the most sophisticated racing yachts in this country, at less than one-half of what an 'Open 5.5' would cost."
Ebb and Flow in the Atlantic
According to a New York 'Times' article, Benjamin Franklin was the first to map the Gulf Stream during a transatlantic crossing in the 1700s.
Women Solo Circumnavigators
Female sailors Clarisse Cremer, Pip Hare, Melinda Merron and Alexia Barrier finished the solo Vendée Globe in February. Sam Davies and Isabelle Joschke completed the course around the world.
All the Best Reads in One Magazine
As the weather warms up and the Northern Hemisphere slides into spring, we bring you 'Latitude 38' magazine's March issue. This month we have a host of great stories along with our regular columns.
Toy Ship Travels the High Seas
Ollie and Harry Ferguson sent their toy pirate ship across the oceans in search of adventure. The Playmobil ship 'Adventure' set a Guinness World Record for 'the most travelled toy ship'.
The Meteorological Seasons
With the flip of the calendar to the month of March, so begins spring. What?! No, spring starts on the vernal equinox.
It's Been a Rough Month for Yachts and Docks
The Black Pearl is a 350-ft three-masted sailing yacht. She has a 49-ft beam and a gross tonnage of around 2,864 tons. But none of this helped her when the vessel's crew recorded true wind speeds of over 63 knots at her dock in Porto Montenegro.
'Tis a small world we sail in!
While walking in Arizona, Pat McIntosh spotted a sailing dingy tied to a car roof. “Who's got the car with the sailboat on top out here?” All the RV’ers looked at me as if they had never heard of a sailboat before.
Making Boats Available to Members
We know many clubs have tried club-owned boats available for member usage, but it remains a challenging program to manage. Long Beach Yacht Club has successfully created a club-owned fleet of Solings for member use.
In Like a Lamb and Out Like a Lion?
We predict that March will come in like a lamb and go out like a lion. And we're not talking about the weather.
Get Your Kids on the Water This Spring and Summer
Bay Area youth usually enjoy a lot of time on the water over the warmer months. Therefore we've created a Youth Sailing page where you can find program information and contact details for local sailing clubs, associations and community sailing organizations.
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US Sailing's Starboard Portal
Bay Area sailors Liz Baylis and Nicole Breault will discuss getting involved in match racing. The Starboard Portal will present the event as part of their online series.
Why go anywhere else?
The easiest and closest escape is the Bay that sits right in the middle of us Bay Area residents. In fact, it's called the 'Bay Area' because that's its primary feature and greatest asset.
The smaller the boat the bigger the adventure
Curtis Havel spent five months building his 11-foot-long gunter-rigged sloop from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit. It turned out to be a lot of fun to build, and to sail.
Prada Cup Final
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli defeated INEOS Team UK 7-1 to advance to the 36th America's Cup Match against Emirates Team New Zealand beginning on March 6 in Auckland.
Shorthanded Races on the Horizon
"If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it's got to be how to be nimble and adapt to the constant need to change the best laid plans," writes the YRA.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Following all the hullaballoo on Wednesday, a canceled race day, the Prada Cup resumes today. Racing is planned for every day until one competitor gets to 7 points, or until the end of the schedule on February 24.
The Dilemma of Casting Off
Sailors often ponder the question of whether to stay put, or sail away. Some know the answer before the question even arises, while others take time to deliberate. What would you do?
America's Cup Commentary
The America's Cup Event (ACE) has stirred up a hornet’s nest in what seems to be an attempt to slow down Challenger of Record (CoR) Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's march to winning the Prada Cup.
The Cost of Anchored Unseaworthy Vessels
So far this year, at least 25 boats have gone adrift in Richardson Bay, many of which were not operable and were unseaworthy.
The Resourceful Sailor Series
Adjusting the fine-tuning dial and tapping on the face used to get it to work. No longer. The needle made a hard stop at about 11 volts, and I knew this was wrong.
America's Cupdate
The opening weekend for the Prada Cup ended with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sweeping the first four races in dominant fashion over INEOS Team UK.
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