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A Latitude for Each Man, Woman & Child

It always warms the cockles of our hearts to see new sailors reading an issue of Latitude. We may be biased but we think there’s a lot of great info in each issue that newbies and old salts alike can appreciate. But getting the magazine into the hands of new sailors can be a challenge —  we’ve personally talked to a number of sailing school graduates who’d never even heard of it, despite the fact that every Bay Area sailing school has stacks of them available for free. Todd Frye, director of the Bonneville School of Sailing and Seamanship in Provo, Utah, let us know how he solved that problem:

"You’ve been faithfully sending a box of (highly coveted) Latitude 38 magazines to the Bonneville School of Sailing for the last three years now," said Todd. "We present a current issue to each student who participates in our sailing programs to give them an idea of the breadth of the sport outside the boundaries of our inland Utah lakes.

Young dudes think sailing on Utah Lake is totally fly, man!

© 2011 Bonneville School of Sailing

"When our lakes freeze over, we put together a series of Winter Sailing Seminars to provide a weekly gathering where we can learn from accomplished sailors and professional trades people. At one of our seminars, we came up short for door prizes, so we threw in a back issue of Latitude 38. We were surprised to discover a number of folks bartering after the seminar to get that copy of your fine periodical! Now we regularly offer three Latitude 38s as door prizes. The attendance for our seminars was way up this winter. Any correlation? We’re not sure of that, but we are very thankful for the connection Latitude 38 gives us to the rest of the sailing community. All the attendees at our last seminar went home with smiles on their faces and a Latitude 38 in hand.

Keeping the dream alive. Students at the Bonneville School of Sailing & Seamanship each get a copy of Latitude 38.

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"Thanks for keeping the bluewater dream alive for all of us inland sailors. More and more of our graduates are living their dream with a San Juans cruise or a BVI family vacation. Maybe the Ha-Ha is next!"

Summer sailing in Utah doesn’t look half bad.

© Bonneville School of Sailing

The good news for Todd’s students is that, even if they miss out on snapping up the latest copy of Latitude, they can still download the entire issue directly from our website for free.

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