The March of time. It’s not quite April, yet we’re launching the April issue of Latitude 38 today, March 31st. With a classic Jim DeWitt painting as its cover art, the issue celebrates our reaching 40 years of publishing, which we think is a pretty big deal.
As you read this, our delivery trucks are ‘enjoying’ Bay Area traffic, so you can pick up our latest launching at your favorite marine outfitter, yacht club, marina or other marine location. If for no other reason, pick one up so you can redecorate your coffee table or nightstand, or refresh the reading material in your head. (The free digital version will be available to read online or download by mid-afternoon today.)
Inside this month’s issue you’ll find our usual mix of sailing news from around the Bay Area and around the world. This month’s features include the first installment of a multi-part retrospective on highlights of Latitude‘s past reporting, our recap of the Richmond Yacht Club’s Small Boat Midwinters, mini-profiles of Pacific Puddle Jumpers, an America’s Cup 35 primer, and Max Ebb — who looks at marine technologies now vs back in ’77, when Latitude‘s issue #1 was published.
The April Latitude’s release today is just in time for your weekend and for the launching of the brigantine Matthew Turner in Sausalito, tomorrow at 4 p.m. We launch a new Latitude each month, but you may have to wait another 100 years or so for the next launching of a 100-ft, hand-built, wooden tall ship in the Bay Area.