Reading is good for you, particularly when it’s a great sailing magazine like Latitude 38 — just ask Tom Porcella. Tom found a Golden Ticket when he picked up his copy of Latitude‘s April issue at Fortman Marina in Alameda.
Tom has been sailing the Bay since 2000, after taking lessons at Modern Sailing School and Club in Sausalito.
Tom told us, “We joined Tradewinds [Sailing School and Club, Richmond] for a while and got lots of experience in preparation for our honeymoon, bareboat charter in the BVI.”
For several years Tom was “boatless,” and crewed aboard other people’s boats in YRA and beer can races. Then he and his wife bought their Hunter 280 Blue Monday, which they sail out of Fortman Marina.
“My wife enjoys the flat water of the Estuary,” Tom said. “I like to get out with our boat partner to tag the Gate, or cross the Slot. We’re looking forward to our next BVI trip with our teen daughters, who have warmed up to sailing over the past year.”
Tom is going to be the proud wearer of a Latitude 38 T-shirt.