General Sailing

The Plastic Plague, Part 2

What's the best solution to the plastic plague endemic to our modern lives? If we could wave a magic wand, should we pluck up every last piece of plastic from the ocean?
Oaxaca in Monterey

Global Survey of Women in Sailing

The World Sailing Trust has launched a global survey on women in sailing, looking at trends within sailing and the wider industry around gender disparity.

Caption Contest(!)

Here’s your World Famous Latitude 38 July Caption Contest(!), brought to us by the fantastic Instagram account, Pitch Pole Central. Please comment below, or email us here. More »
Everyone hauling

Great Schooner Race, Great Excitement

Saturday saw San Francisco Bay filled with classic sailing beauty and much excitement for the Belvedere Classic hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC). The annual regatta, formerly known as the Great Schooner Race, has evolved to include a variety of classic yachts along with the traditional schooners. More »

What a Difference a Bay Makes

The San Francisco Bay Area is a fantastic place to live, especially if you have a way to get out and sail. We joined the schooner Seaward for San Francisco Yacht Club’s Great SF Schooner Race, and, while out on the water, snagged some shots of boats lookin’ good on San Francisco Bay. More »

Jeanne Socrates Nears the Equator and Homestretch

Jeanne Socrates has been at sea for 281 days. That’s over nine months, which represents the beginning, middle and end of several sports seasons, and gestation of a human being. We think it’s now safe to say that Socrates is approaching the homestretch. More »

The 12 Meter Worlds, as Beautiful as Ever

Bay Area resident and sailor Dick Enersen, who grew up sailing from age 8 in Tiburon, is back at it. Enersen has countless miles of racing under his belt, including crewing in the America’s Cup aboard Constellation in 1964. More »

‘Maiden’ Coming to a Theater Near You

When 24-year-old Tracy Edwards, a stewardess who was working on charter yachts, decided to put together an all-female boat for the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race, the doubt, lack of financial support, and raw sexism she and the team encountered was unparalleled by anything before seen in sailing. More »

Craving a Sailing Adventure Story

Randall Reeves had been in port in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for about a month, when we started losing our minds. We didn’t realize how dependent we’d become not just on Reeves’ regular blogs, but, more to the point, on his adventure itself. More »
Shirley Heights Antigua

Getting It On in Antigua’s ‘Off’ Season

Though weather gurus and insurance companies declare hurricane season to ‘officially’ run from about June 1 to November 30, the peak activity is usually around September and October. Antigua Sailing Week, which happens toward the end of April, was created as a kind of last hurrah for island sailing after which most transient boats start to migrate north or south to get out of the hurricane belt and comply with their insurance companies’ requirements. More »