Commentary

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: One of the Good Guys

You may have seen Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on the news in the last few weeks. He is a 29-year-old offensive lineman on the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Back in February, he helped that franchise earn their first Superbowl rings in 50 years.
two girls dragging behind a boat

Tragic Shark Attack Disturbs Maine Summer

Along the normally peaceful coastline of Maine, a summer tragedy intruded on an already difficult year. On Monday afternoon the first fatal shark attack ever recorded along the coast of Maine occurred just a couple miles away from our summer sailing getaway.
2009 Guide to Bay Sailing

The Things We Find on Facebook: Chronicles of Latitude

We found a post on Facebook sharing a story we had published in May 2009. Regular Latitude writer, JR, shared a fantastic feature titled 'Guide to Bay Sailing'. And while clearly much will have changed over the past 11 years, the essence of the piece remains.
June Caption Contest (!) photo

Who Won the June Caption Contest(!)?

Each month on 'Lectronic Latitude we post a new Caption Contest (!), and in the next month's Latitude 38 we share our favorite captions and announce the winner. Who won?
Boats in Marina Berths

To Lease or Own: A Question on Marina Slips

With the abundance of boats in the Bay Area, we wanted to understand more about the merits of leasing or renting a slip, versus owning a slip. And while the concept of slip ownership is not entirely new, it is something that many of us had not previously considered.
Mystery Photo

Find Your Back Issues of Latitude 38 to Win a Latitude 38 Hat

Just over a week ago we posted this Latitude 38 archive photo on our Facebook page stating, "We often hear from readers who say 'I've got a copy of every issue of Latitude 38 stored in my house.'"  So we're offering a test for those who say they have a complete set of the magazines.
Sailing Thea on SF Bay

Unidentified Boat Pieces Uncovered on Local Beach

A little while ago we received photos of a piece of hull uncovered on a local beach. The timbered section still wore much of its paint work, but no other identifiable markings were visible.
Island Yacht Club

Eight Bells for Island Yacht Club?

Read the complete story of the demise of the Island Yacht Club clubhouse at Alameda Marina in the July 2020 issue of Latitude 38.