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Latitude 38’s July Issue Is on the Docks Today

It’s time for a new issue of Latitude 38! In this month’s magazine we bring you a range of feature stories, along with your regular favorites and columns. Here’s a sneak preview:

Michael La Guardia shares his experience of sailing to socal, and back again.

“‘A sailor’s plans are written in sand.’ I’d heard this, but never really understood it. I understand it better now, but I’ve also come to realize that it is not just an aphorism. It is an immutable, indifferent and exacting law.”
© 2021 Michael La Guardia

We bring you a wrap-up of the 2021 Master Mariners Race, which may have been the most-photographed event on San Francisco Bay in the past year and a half. Heck, there were probably more photographers out there than boats racing!

Thirty-eight boats (some of which should properly be called ships) sailed; 33 finished.
© 2021 Lyon Omohundro

Latitude 38 editor-at-large Andy Turpin finally did the Tahiti Pearl Regatta again, this time with his wife Julie on their own boat, Little Wing.

July Latitude 38
Fifteen years ago I was introduced first-hand to this spectacular sailors’ haven with an invitation to race in the annual Tahiti Pearl Regatta, and report on it for Latitude. Talk about a plum assignment!
© 2021 Andy Turpin

In Sightings Fiona Wylde talks about diabetes and her dream to be a professional athlete; the Delta Doo Dah sails its way into triple digits; US Olympic sailors receive a virtual send-off. And there’s more …

Max Ebb talks “a Lot of Bunk”; in Loose Lips we share the month’s best Caption Contest(!) comments; on page 54 collegiate racers turn the tide on diversity

But don’t just read about it on this page, go grab your July issue at your favorite or nearest distributor, or download a copy at


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