Who wants to be indoors anyway?
If you can't get on a boat, the riprap by the St. Francis YC is a great place to find a comfortable rock, pull out the telephoto lens, and enjoy the show.
30th Race from Richmond to Stockton
A westerly filled in, with nice pressure but not too much. Until it was too much.
One Month Free on Brand New Boat Docks in Marina Del Rey!
Making Use of What You Have
The tricky part is keeping the mast straight along the centerline of the boat. On a Flicka, and many others, this means creating a bridle on each cap shroud to keep tension on the mast as it comes down.
Keeping Up with the Rules
With the ever-evolving nature of government policies and regulations related to COVID, what’s accurate one day can become dangerously inaccurate the next.
Duties include both power and sail boat projects, electrical work, rigging, minor engine service for IB and OB and more.
If Not Now ? — When?
When you post your club's cruising plans you'll be adding your pin to the map, and you, and all club members who sign up on the Summer Sailstice website, become eligible to win prizes.
Another One Turns to Dust
Who among us can honestly say they're not mesmerized by the spectacle of an old sailboat being broken up by the relentless machines?
If heading to the Delta is on your summer calendar, make sure you stop by beautiful Owl Harbor.
Ryan was not really sure what to expect, but he assumed that there would be tons of wind off the coast. When there wasn’t, he looked to the more experienced crew to gauge how to react.
Sailors Around the World
In the midst of a two-week tour of Tasmania, we found a sailor with fond memories of his two-week stay at the Tiburon docks in 1972.
New Watersport Hits the Cityfront
Thirty-three wing foilers raced a modified slalom course on Friday, June 4.
There's Breeze Ahead
We were headed south toward the Bay Bridge, behind the wall of quiet, when we crossed paths with a series of optimistic sailors headed north to the Central Bay.
Wanted: US Coast Guard-licensed captains for charters and private lessons. For power & sail. Hourly rate from $50 up. Weekend and weekday work available.
Wing Sail Mobility Project
We're taking the month of June to share more good news about sailors leading the way toward ocean and planetary sustainability.
There Are Many Ways to Cross an Ocean
This year Hawaii seems to be the destination of choice for people who want to embark upon a journey outside of the ordinary.
List Your Boat Here
Classy Classifieds July deadline is next Tuesday, June 15 at 5 p.m.
Find your nearest pumpout and floating restrooms with DBW's 'Pumpout Nav' app.
Santa Cruz Classic Sails Again
Alan Wirtanen relaunched his 24-ft boat, Nelly Belle, in Santa Cruz on May 29 almost 50 years since he built her.
The World Famous L38
"Does this dock make me look fat?"
Setting it right with EWOL Propellors.
The Sailors' Home-Décor Guide
In June's 'Latitude 38' Max Ebb explores our obsessive desire to be surrounded by possessions of a nautical nature.
California Offshore Race Week
J/24 racer Brandon Mercer joined the crew on Nick Grebe's Santa Cruz 37 Wildcard for the recent California Offshore Race Week and sent in this tale from the SoCal 300 segment.
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.
Discover San Francisco Bay and all that inspires those of us who live or visit here.
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."