Welcome to Latitude 38‘s June issue. This month we explore Northern California’s cruising grounds in our three-page feature, Northern California: The Bay and Beyond — perhaps you’ll discover your new favorite cruising grounds and anchorages. We also bring you stories of the latest sailing achievements and happenings around the Bay and beyond.
On Thursday, April 21, at 6:04 p.m., Ryan Finn, sailing solo aboard his 36-ft proa Jzerro, passed under the Golden Gate Bridge to finish an amazing adventure. Ryan sailed singlehanded from New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn on the 13,225-mile course called the “Route d’Or,” made famous by Gold Rush-era clipper ships.
We interviewed Ryan after he returned home to New Orleans, having left his worthy steed, looking remarkably fresh, on an end-tie at Richmond Yacht Club.
The race from the Berkeley Circle to Vallejo on April 30 went off on time, without a hitch, for all 18 divisions, in a typical westerly ocean breeze flowing through the Golden Gate into the Slot. The windward drop-mark was a mere three quarters of a mile away. Once around that, boats reached off, some setting spinnakers or code zeroes, others opting for jibs.
This is Part 2 of Chaos‘s recent trip to Mexico with three generations of one family aboard: Mark and Karen Williams, who own the boat; their daughter and son-in-law Kelsey and Stephen Farber; and sailor girls Everly, 3, and Emerson, 2. Mark and Karen set out from Seward, Alaska, last July, with the Farber family joining them in San Francisco. They are presently somewhere in the Sea of Cortez.
Also in the June issue:
- Letters: A HauntIng Excerpt From Mr. Horie’s Log; Well Done on the SailGP Coverage, Latitude; A Word From the Tugboat Company; and many more.
- Racing Sheet: A pair of offshore extravaganzas opens the YRA’s ocean season: the Lightship and the new Bluewater Bash. We return to San Francisco Bay for the SSS Singlehanded South Bay Race and StFYC’s US Match Racing Qualifier; and other racing news.
- Sightings: A Daysail and a Chat With Paul Cayard; Baja Ha-Ha XXVIII; Harbor of Refuge Tragically Denied; and more.
- Max Ebb Does the Twist: “Please stop coiling that halyard,” he shouted …
- Loose Lips: Check out the May Caption Contest(!) winner and top 10 comments.
- The sailboat owners and buyers’ bible, Classy Classifieds.
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