COVID-19 Sailing
Two J105 sailboats with spinnakers showing Stanford and Cal logos

Stanford Sailing To Lose Varsity Status

Stanford University has announced that its intercollegiate sailing program will become a "club sport," losing its varsity status after next year's season.
British Virgin Island Anchorage

Is It Island Time Yet?

Almost all the cruising stories we've been reporting lately have involved the shutdown of various islands and cruising grounds. Recently the closing-trends have slowly started to reverse, as islands get a handle on the caseloads and how to manage life during the pandemic.
Harry Friz

You Think This is Bad? — Remembering Harry

The ups and downs of COVID-19 drive us as crazy as everyone else. With all due respect for the real financial and psychological impact the pandemic is having on society, if you think this is bad, let us relive a story for you that we did way back in 1996 about Captain Ottmar “Harry” Friz, one of the most amazing seafarers and gentlemen we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Wharram Tiki 30 Oleaje

Checking in from Puerto Vallarta

While this is the quiet season in Puerto Vallarta, it doesn't mean Paul Martson of J/World hasn't been busy. He and his wife, Jennifer took on a pandemic project for their 2014 Wharram Tiki 30, Oleaje.
2 boats sail past Angel Island

July Racing Preview

During the month of June, a lot of good news crossed the Latitude 38 Racing Desk. Now to figure out whose races are on, and which organizers are still holding off.
Zingara with Belvedere in the background

Islander 36 Summer Sailstice Cruise

Ten family-crewed Islander 36s met under the western span of the Bay Bridge to take a tour of the San Francisco Bay to celebrate Summer Sailstice on June 20.
Knarr's crossing tacks

News Flash: Racing Is Back On and Up to You

We were happy to get the notice below yesterday afternoon from Laura Muñoz of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay. The quick news is that racing is now allowed. But there are important details…