Cruising

Jeanne Socrates Is Halfway Around

Jeanne Socrates is 160 days into her attempt to become the oldest person to sail nonstop and alone around the world. As it turns out, 160 days is the halfway point.
Vallarta PPJ group

The Westward Migration Begins

“Fantastic first day,” reported Charles Wilding this morning from the UK-based Nautitech 40 Wilderness. “Spinnaker up all day; put in second reef at sunset. Winds picked up as predicted… gusting 25.”

The Latitude 38 Crew Party

There have been too many people met, relationships forged and sailing bonds made at the Latitude 38 Crew List parties over the years to mention. People have made lifelong sailing partners and new friends, and in some cases, met their spouses at our biannual events. More »
Crowd at the bar

Come to the Spring Crew Party

Is your fondest dream to sail the seven seas in a life of adventure and exploration? To demolish the competition on the race course, freeing the fierce warrior within?

New Baja Ha-Ha Dates for This Year

If you are one of the many sailors making plans to participate in this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha XXVI — more than 10,000 sailors on over 3,000 boats have preceded you in the last 25 years — please note that the event will start a week later than in recent years. More »

Magnetic North Takes a Stroll

As liquid-hot magma boils and cascades beneath the surface of the Earth, the magnetic North Pole seems to be following the whims of subterranean flows. This has potential implications for sailors, or for anyone who uses GPS on their phones, and is a head-scratcher for the scientific community.
Students in the pool

Safety at Sea in SoCal

Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey hosted the first 2019 US Sailing 2-day offshore Safety at Sea seminar on January 12-13. The classroom filled to capacity with 83 entrants. More »
Gannet

Webb Chiles to Resume Circumnavigation

Webb Chiles, 77, is about to sail from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for Panama and San Diego, in Gannet, his ultralight Moore 24, to complete his sixth circumnavigation and her first. Since leaving San Diego in 2014, Gannet's daily runs total 25,028 miles.