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From the Bay Area to Italy, Latitude Nation Sailors Get Around

We love to hear from Bay Area sailors who are off in some other part of the world, enjoying sailing experiences. Whether aboard their own boat, a charter boat, or a friend’s boat, the fact that they are on the water and making the most of the wind, water and sun warms our hearts and makes us proud to be doing what we do — sharing stories about sailors and sailing.

You might remember our story about Dale Land, who answered the call when we were looking for new delivery drivers in 2021. Together with his friend Bob Boynton, Dale signed up to deliver Latitude 38 magazines across the Peninsula delivery route. Unfortunately for us, but happily for Dale, he quit the delivery job earlier this year and has been focusing on sailing. That’s what we keep encouraging people to do, so…

A couple of weeks ago Dale dropped us a line. He and his wife Michelle have been sailing in Riccione, Italy, with friends Gianni and Rosaria aboard their Comet 11.

Sailor on deck
Dale sails on the Adriatic Sea, sporting his favorite hat.
© 2022 Dale Land
Crew in cockpit oceans away from the Bay
Summer in Europe, anyone? This photo from September 4 suggests the weather in Italy was pretty close to perfect.
© 2022 Dale Land
It’s a tough gig, but someone has to do it. Thanks for taking one for the team, Dale!
© 2022 Dale Land

Did you sail somewhere outside US waters this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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