Have you got a box of old photos you’re planning to organize someday? We do too! We also have an archive of Latitude 38 magazines from the pre-digital era that we’ve always wanted to scan and make available. Amazingly, it’s come together before our disorganized boxes of photos. We’ve now added 1990 to 2004 to the digital archives. The image quality isn’t as good because it’s all scanned from the original print, but you can go back to read stories, research past events, and see what was going on in the black-and-white pages of Latitude 38.
The issue featured the Jack Frost Series; a discussion and comment on ‘Manifestly Unsafe Voyage’ inspired by Latitude 38’s interference with the intended voyage of the Signal of Peace; a collection of ‘Season Winners’ that included Dean Treadway winning IMS Ocean series aboard his Farr 36 Sweek Okole; and Bill Biewenga and Rich Wilson, who were about to head out the Gate for Cape Horn on Great American II. A lot was going on.
We’ve got more work to do to get all the way back to 1977, but while much of the sailing world remains becalmed, we thought it a good time to bring back some memories and have something to look forward to when Jack Frost and more racing can resume. You can read the January 1993 issue here or look at all issues from 1990 to 2021 by searching the tabs at the bottom of this page.