Jack Van Ommen onboard the original Fleetwood 2013

Jack Is Back!

Last week we received a letter from Jack Van Ommen saying he is back in Cape Charles, VA after a four-month stint in the Caribbean.
Macif trimaran hauling ass

François Gabart and MACIF Part Ways

One of the most prolific sponsorships in all of sailing has come to an abrupt end. French insurance company MACIF has withdrawn from racing maxi-trimarans, cutting loose their skipper, François Gabart.

Randall Reeves’ Figure 8 Voyage Book(s)

We asked Randall Reeves if he was going to write a book about the Figure 8 Voyage — or voyages. Reeves had been writing a blog since long before he departed on his singlehanded, round-the-bottom- and-top-of-the-world-in-one-season trips.
schooners racing

COVID-19 Event Adjustments

The new 'shelter in place' order affecting much of the Bay Area has prompted the Bay Area Multihull Association to cancel or postpone the Doublehanded Farallones Race.

The Ocean Race Announces Route

The next edition of The Ocean Race will depart Alicante, Spain, in October 2021. The around-the-world race with eight stops will finish in Genoa, Italy, in the summer of 2022. Newport, RI, will again be included in the stopovers.
Latitude 38 February Cover

Before We Say Goodbye to 2019

We're about to launch into a new year and new decade with lots of sailing ahead. Before we do we wanted to share a look back at the past year.

Elana Connor Singlehands to New Zealand

Elana Connor sailed out the Golden Gate in 2017, bound for Hawaii. Captain Conner’s only crew was Jadzia Dax, her dog. Yesterday, Connor posted on her Instagram that she’d just arrived in New Zealand — it was a long and critical leg along her current west-to-east circumnavigation. More »

Jeanne Socrates Cruises Through the West Coast

One of our favorite singlehanders is on a whirlwind West Coast tour — but not by boat. “The reason for being in the Bay Area was an invitation to Cruising Club of America’s awards dinner on Wednesday [December 4] evening, where I was presented with their special recognition award for my fourth circumnavigation,” Socrates wrote us in an email. More »