I Won!

Congratulations to two winners of Latitude 38 swag. Stephen Buckingham picked up a copy of the June issue at South Beach Yacht Club at San Francisco’s Pier 40 on May 31. He’d been crewing in the club’s Friday night race, tending the bow — an athletic endeavor even in mild weather — aboard the J/105 Big Buoys. “It blew 34 knots!” he said.

Stephen with coupon
Stephen enjoying the hospitality and the new issue of Latitude after a big-breeze race south of the Bay Bridge.
© 2019 Jennifer McKenna

Charles Bohlen picked up his Latitude at Duke’s Chandlery in Sausalito. “I have been a reader since 1978. I learned from Lois at Cass’ Marina, and the rest is sailing history!”

Charles aboard
Charles at home on his Baba 30 Ohana.
© 2019 Charles Bohlen

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