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.
Beer Can racers approach the green marker to finish the race

A Bird’s-Eye View of Wednesday Beer Can Racing

Well, summer's here! Some of us are working from home, and others of us have lots of free time for sailing. With everything that has gone down, there's still nothing better than an evening of summer beer can racing on San Francisco Bay.
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.
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…
Opti splash

Opti Heavy Weather Goes Virtual

Although St. Francis Yacht Club may not be able to host its signature Opti Heavy Weather Regatta on the Bay, that doesn’t mean the kids can’t race. As with many regattas, this one has moved online.

Tragedy, and an Attempt at Rowing Triumph on the Pacific

Angela Madsen, a 60-year-old paraplegic who was attempting to become the oldest woman to row alone from California to Hawaii, was found dead floating next to her boat approximately 1,000 miles from Hawaii, according to the New York Post.
Tequila Mockingbird flying a spinnaker

The Latest Yacht Racing Updates

We'll lead off with some good news: "A muffled cheer may be heard around the docks. The Coast Guard has resumed permitting of racing on the Bay…"
Magnitude80 crew in Tahiti

A New Record in the Transpac Tahiti Race

This year’s Transpac Tahiti race had to be postponed, but nearly 42,000 'armchair racers' took part in a virtual version of the 4,500-mile competition.