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Meet the Experts at Our Boat Show Booth

Martin assembles the WinchRite booth in Richmond’s historic Craneway Pavilion, where Fords were formerly assembled.

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Even as we post this, many hands are making light work of heavy lifting, setting up for the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show in Richmond, opening tomorrow at 10 a.m. Among the exhibitors prepping their booths in the Craneway Pavilion are Latitude 38 crew; you’ll find us Thursday through Sunday in booth C-1.

Check out Latitude 38’s hoodie sweatshirts for men and women, and long-sleeve shirts at our booth #C-1, Thursday-Sunday.

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Of course we’ll have logowear to sell (including new toasty-warm hoodies and long-sleeve shirts in the colors of local sports teams), and we’ll have prize drawings, but we’re also trying something new in our booth this year. We’ll host informal chats on various maritime topics. We call it ‘Meet the Experts’. So that you can plan your visit, here’s the schedule of guests in our booth:

Thursday, April 19

  • 1-2 p.m.: Dick Markie, Paradise Village Marina, Mexico
  • 2:15-3 p.m.: Capt. Tanja Koster, Women on Board
  • 3-4 p.m.: Lia Ditton, professional sailor turned record-seeking ocean rower
  • 4-5 p.m.: Jim DeWitt, sailing artist

Friday, April 20

  • 12-1 p.m.: Rafa Alcantara, Marina Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
  • 1-2 p.m.: Pat McIntosh, Cruising Baja, the Sea of Cortez and Mexico’s Gold Coast
  • 2-3 p.m.: Fito Espinoza, Visiting Mexico by private boat
  • 3-4 p.m.: Jimmy Cornell, author, Voyaging Antarctica, the Northwest Passage, the Pacific Northwest and the South Pacific; the effects of climate change on passage planning
  • 4-5 p.m.: Christine Weaver, the Delta Doo Dah and Delta sailing
  • 5-6 p.m.: Jim DeWitt, sailing artist

Saturday, April 21

  • 1-2 p.m.: Sarah & Will Curry, Cruising the Coast, Mexico and the South Pacific; self-steering windvanes and emergency rudders
  • 2-3 p.m.: Richard Spindler, the 25th Baja Ha-Ha
  • 3-4 p.m.: Bruce Balan, Cruising beyond the Milk Run
  • 4-5 p.m.: Richard Spindler, the 25th Baja Ha-Ha

Sunday, April 22

  • 1-3 p.m.: Richard Spindler, the 25th Baja Ha-Ha
  • 3-4 p.m.: Carol Klammer, Women’s Sailing Seminar, Island Yacht Club

Many (though not all) of the above ‘experts’ will also be presenting free seminars during the boat show.

Artist Jim DeWitt (center), whose paintings grace the covers of this and last year’s April issues, visited Latitude’s Penny and Tim in our booth last year. Jim is a retired sailmaker and yacht racer, who also designed the DeWitt Dinghy.

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Latitude 38 is also organizing a scavenger hunt, to be held on Thursday and Friday at the show. Participants will be provided with a list of exhibitors’ booths to visit, collecting a letter from each. The objective will be to spell out LATITUDE. Once all the letters are collected they will be returned to our booth to be entered into a daily drawing. Each participant who completes the hunt will get a prize. The grand prize, donated by Passage Nautical, is a Lagoon catamaran charter experience for two out of Point Richmond, with a value of $330.

Save $2 on boat show admission when you buy advance tickets online using the discount code LATITUPBS18.

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