Solo Paddler Returns to Land
On Saturday, June 6, the US Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at 9:42 p.m. "from a kayaker who was making a solo voyage from Sausalito to Honolulu."
Happy World Oceans Day
The annual World Oceans Day arrives tomorrow, June 8. We asked writer Tim Henry to give us a more in-depth look at the state of the oceans.
One Month Free on Brand New Boat Docks in Marina Del Rey!
Showing the Way to Half Moon Bay
If you were going to be an ambassador to all the new boat owners wondering where to go and what to do with their new sailboat this summer, what would you recommend?
Win Halted by a UFO
At this weekend's SailGP event in Taranto, Italy, Jimmy Spithill and Team USA brought a sense of urgency, flair and a bit of Italian machismo.
Finding the Best Seat in Mexico
As you get closer to the chairs, one, in particular, will call to you. You’ll look around to see if anyone else is heading for it, but they won’t. This is your destiny …
Looking Forward to South Pacific Cruising
If the DMA lifts the restriction of Imperative Need, certain restrictions will still apply. All those coming by boat must be vaccinated; if they're not, they will not be allowed in.
Sailing Keeps You Smiling
To imagine Ron enjoying an afternoon sail on his Coronado 25 highlights one of the things we've always appreciated about him: he likes to sail.
Washing, waxing, varnishing. Serving the entire Bay Area for more than 30 years. “Everything looks great! It was a huge relief."
Winners By Chance
"Suppose you roll a single die dozens of times, in a game in which you only 'win' (e.g., find a Golden Ticket) if you roll a 6. It turns out that ANY pattern that, over time (e.g., lots of months), averages out to 1 'win' every 6 rolls, is equally likely."
Second Event in 2021 Season
The Southern Italy city of Taranto, will host the first-ever Italy Sail Grand Prix (SailGP) on June 5-6.
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Wooden Ships and Iron People Set Sail
After the Master Mariners Regatta joined the long list of canceled events last year, hopes were high for this year's comeback. It turned out as bright as the varnish on the many gleaming toerails.
Grab Yourself a Good Read
While sailors were sailing over the Memorial Day weekend, 'Latitude 38's June magazine was being printed, wrapped, and stacked, ready for its Tuesday delivery.
The innovative Walder boom brake — active safety at sea.
Little Boats Big Fun
A few thousand feet up in the SoCal mountains is 120-acre Lake Gregory. The lake has a growing fleet of radio-controlled sailboats.
Wind power producers go where the wind blows.
According to an article in the New York 'Times,' future California Offshore Race Week race instructions will include a notation of offshore wind farms off Morro Bay.
Did you raise your sails last month?
If May taught us one thing, it is that sailing is back in a big way. We are beyond thrilled to see so many of you out sailing with smiling faces.
Raise the Flag and the Sails
Memorial Day honors those who have served. Fly your colors.
A Job for You!
Do you have an outgoing personality? And do you understand 'boat-speak'? If so, Apply now!
Sailing for Peace
After 28 grueling days crossing the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu, the historic anti-nuclear sailboat 'Golden Rule' and crew will arrive in San Francisco Bay on Monday, Memorial Day.
The Nature Channel
Next to the Red Oak Victory museum ship at the Port of Richmond, the top of a crane is home to a growing family of ospreys.
Put some fun into your daily grind and join Passage Nautical's new exclusive boating club.
Helping Out the Community
"Been in town a day and he's already got you working!" Spaulding's president, Bell Edinger, commented upon seeing the newest volunteer with paintbrush and pot of epoxy in hand.
Yacht Racing Preview
On Memorial Day, Monterey Peninsula YC will usher the fleet out of Monterey Bay on their way down the coast to Santa Barbara in the Coastal Cup.
Row Row Row Your Boat All the Way to Oz
We know Aussies are sometimes crazy, but 200+ days in a rowboat?
Are you a competent dinghy sailor? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with novice or beginner sailors?
What Lurks Below
We received photos from two different people of what we believe to be the same boat, which had been beached and then sank, off Crown Beach, Alameda.
Caring for the Ocean
On June 8 we celebrate World Ocean Day, and in June's issue of Latitude 38, Tim Henry talks with sailors who are working to improve the state of the ocean. Here's a snippet ...
Our new Lagoon 42 is now at our docks and ready to be experienced. Come check out our beautiful Beneteau boats.
Meet the Fleet Preview
The 2021 Baja Ha-Ha received 102 entries in the first six days — the greatest number of boats in the shortest time in the rally's 27-year history.
New-age Power for an Old-School Boat
The Resourceful Sailor was privy to the Port Townsend Sailing Association's conversion of their committee boat from diesel to electric engine.
Decked Out in the Coolest Gear
Share a photo of your dad (preferably on a sailboat) wearing his favorite T-shirt or hat to Latitude 38's Instagram page with #Latitudedads, and to honor dads everywhere, we'll share the photos on 'Lectronic Latitude. We'll even send a few lucky dads a new Latitude 38 T-shirt or hat.
More Happy Readers and Winners
Despite being a self-labeled novice, Al has the good sense to be a long-term 'Latitude 38' reader. "I’ve read every issue since 2004."
Tall Ships Sailing in Company
Everyone who has ever participated in the Master Mariners has enjoyed the friendly rivalry and the abundance of beautiful sailboats.
"Classic things like castles, you don't really own them, you are a custodian."
Club Nautique is hiring.
Youth Sailing Programs
Each spring parents scramble to find healthy activities for their kids during the long break. What could be healthier than going sailing in the fresh air?
Staying Safe on the Water
DBW Acting Deputy Director Ramona Fernandez says, “The best lifejacket is the one you’re wearing.”
There are many ways to play.
One weekend in the life of sailing, and a lifetime of sailing in one weekend. Summer Sailstice is the time for all sailors of all sailing styles to celebrate ‘together.’
Small Victory for Boaters
More than 4,000 people contacted California lawmakers asking for a more moderate increase in fees ...
Join our powerboating club and enjoy boating on the San Francisco Bay as much as you want! Members have access to exclusive benefits.
Beer Can Racing
The Wednesday night beer can race in Santa Cruz this week coincided with a windy-gusty-puffy weather pattern and wild conditions on the ocean.
Helping on the Water
Meanwhile, Ed arrived on the scene and proceeded to take a line from the 'Naiomi' and conducted a tow to keep them from drifting closer to the beach.
Diverse Fleet Converges in the Society Islands
At the annual Tahiti Pearl Regatta, a disparate fleet of monohulls, multihulls and traditionally inspired double-outrigger canoes raced between Taha'a and Raiatea.
Varsity Sailors Win
Stanford has announced it will not cut the 11 athletic programs that were targeted in a financial restructure outlined in July 2020.
"You’re exclusively invited to take a tour of the world’s number-1 brands. Come see our newest Beneteau and Lagoon models!"
Join the Fleet
Sign-ups for Baja Ha-Ha XXVII are now open. If you haven't already registered, there are some good reasons to get online and do it now.
Some Things Never Change
It should come as no surprise that the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, has decided to take up 'sailing' — in a very big way.
Vintage Vessel Eye Candy
The San Diego-based Ancient Mariners Sailing Society put on the 47th Yesteryear Regatta on May 8.
Can You Hear Ringing from Below?
We're sure most of the barges filled with dredging spoils from the various marinas around the Bay must be half filled with cell phones (and sunglasses).
We offer great benefits, a fun team environment, and a view that can't be beat!
Old Boat Making Good Time
I was making a decision to purchase an almost-30-year-old boat pretty much sight unseen. What could possibly go wrong?
Talking about Boat Design
Ron Holland, internationally-celebrated boat designer, began his sailing life aboard a 'P' class dinghy that he received for his 7th birthday.
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