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Eight Bells
Point Richmond resident and adventurer Chris Welsh passed away suddenly on March 15 at age 58. Rarely if ever does one cross paths with an individual as interesting or as accomplished as Chris.
Girl Power
March is Women's History Month, and we'd like to pay homage to women sailors who pushed against the tide of sailing's traditional hierarchy to forge their way into sailing's record books.
This Time a Year Ago
We were reminded of some of the beauty we'd experienced while sailing in Mexico when we saw Catalina Liana's photos of Wednesday's beer can racing on Banderas Bay.
The Things We See or Don't
One of the attractions of sailing is lifelong learning, and we have numerous examples of our own regular sailing follies to prove that's true.
America's Cupdone
New Zealand captured a little 'luck of the Irish', defending the America’s Cup by defeating Luna Rossa by 49 seconds on match point to win 7-3.
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This exquisite waterfront on Belvedere's Corinthian Island was custom designed and built in 2008 for a well-known yacht racer.
Repairs Are Sometimes Simple
There is a simple test to determine if a thermostat is opening and closing properly. Place it into boiling water. It should open in the water and close when removed.
Looking Forward
We've all been missing boat shows, and while there isn't a show planned for this April, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show management is forging ahead with plans for the future.
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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.
Earth and Sky Rampage
The South Pacific has been a hive of natural activity recently, with multiple earthquakes and a Category 5 cyclone keeping island nations on alert for damaging winds, rains and tsunamis.
America's Cupdate
We made it past that 'magic' moment of the first race of the America’s Cup, though it was a bit 'tragic' momentarily for…
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.