February Was a Lucky Month for These Golden Ticket Winners
Sailors have the biggest smiles. And why wouldn’t they? They get to play on the water under sunny skies amid beauty and breeze. But it’s a bonus when we see smiles on land that have been generated by finding a Golden Ticket in a Latitude 38 sailing magazine. Thom Smith sent us this photo taken when he found his ticket in the February issue.
Thom picked up his Latitude 38 at West Marine in Point Loma. As a US Navy submarine crew he found an in-depth appreciation for the seas that his years of surfing couldn’t match. Then in the early ’90s he bought a Prindle catamaran and got serious about sailing.
“I took several lessons with OCSC, San Francisco Bay, and bought another sailboat. I did the Ha-Ha on a friend’s Island Packet and stayed on to sail the Sea of Cortez. I’ve done four Baja Bashes, during which time I purchased another sailboat. SS Skewed is a 35-ft S2 sloop. I moved my sailing-waters venue to San Diego, where I sail with my wife, son and daughter-in-law, and grandkids. At 76 years of age, I am truly living the good life. Keep up the great work on Latitude 38!”
In the meantime we received a few great photos from Mike Mellon, who also won when he found a Golden Ticket in his February issue. A lucky month for some?
Mike told us about his boat, the Catalina 320 La Vida, and now we have a photo.
February may have come and gone, but the Golden Tickets could appear in any issue, at any location. We don’t even know their whereabouts! So make sure you hop down (yes, that is an intentional bunny reference) to your nearest or favorite distributor to pick up your April issue of Latitude 38.
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