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Fleet Week
As jets rumble overhead and contrails fleck the sky like brushstrokes, Fleet Week (2023), the Bay Area's largest annual boating event, roars to life.
A Matter of Degrees
California is home to great training resources for anyone who wants to pursue a professional sailing and maritime career. Cal Maritime Academy is right off San Pablo Bay in Vallejo, and graduates new classes of merchant marines every year.
How do you voyage for Earth?
Held together by six miles of rope with no nuts, no bolts, and no screws, the Hōkūleʻa‘ is an oceangoing canoe tethered together by trust, tradition, and Polynesian culture.
The Last Real Day of Summer
As we write these words and bang away on the keyboard, as the October issue of 'Latitude 38' is making its way to your local waterfront, mailbox and inbox, boats are making their way onto the water.
Baja Ha-Ha Profiles
It's that time of year again when we get to know a few of the sailors signed up for this year's Baja Ha-Ha. Here are a few of the faces sailing with the class of 2023.
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Pick Up that Plastic
The planet doesn't care what weekend you choose to clean it up. Last weekend, Brooks Island got a buffing from planetary caretakers, and there are more opportunities tomorrow for Costal Cleanup.
AC 37
For the 37th America's Cup first ACWS showcase, we were again held hostage by the weather conditions, and like multiple SailGP events, what would have been a "magical" final — in this case between American Magic and Emirates Team New Zealand — saw the wind fail to materialize.
Municipal Matters
the City of San Francisco and Pacific Gas & Electric finally agreed to a nearly $190 million settlement in 2021 where the utility company was obliged to clean up toxic waste in S.F. Marina's East Harbor, PG&E has been working with the S.F. Recreation and Park Department on plans for a new public marina.
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Releasing sewage into waterways while boating or fishing spreads disease, harms aquatic life and, bottom line, it is just plain gross.
Duck, and keep your eyes aloft
Towing sailboats with the mast up can be dangerous, and we're sure that everyone has a story to tell. (Please comment below!) A sailor sent us a photo after a, ahem, failed launch at a ramp on Folsom Lake. Fortunately, the culprit was tree limbs and not electrical wires, which can be a lot more worrisome.
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