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Only Twelve Hours Left

Oh yeah! Having some fun now. What’s that they say about how the worst day on the water is better than the best day at work?

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News flash: We hate to tell you, but there’s only 12 hours left to make good on those resolutions you made last January.

Not gonna fulfill them all are you? No worries, the great thing about making annual resolutions is that every 12 months you get a chance to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.

As you’ll read in the January edition of Latitude 38, our editorial staff published a few resolutions of their own — most of which involved getting out on the water more often in some form or another. Hopefully, our thoughts will give you some ideas of your own.

It’s not Tahiti, but summer cruising in the sun-kissed waterways of the Delta can be big fun for the whole family.

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For example, among Richard’s goals is to "actually install all the stuff that I’ve bought for the boat. Things like the AIS, the two additional solar panels and their controllers, the navigation programs, and all the rest." JR say’s he’ll "Take my dad sailing more often than once a year. He taught me how to do it and, at 93, he still loves it." Andy promises to "spruce up my newly acquired FJ dinghy, then leave it rigged at the dock and ready to sail at a moment’s notice so I can take therapeutic solo sails on balmy summer evenings." One of LaDonna’s ambitious goals is to "organize a rally to the Delta. We love sailing in company with friends, and we enjoy getting away from the Bay’s chilly summer winds, so what could be better than combining the two?" Rob swears he’s going to "jump in an El Toro — hopefully without sinking it — in Sausalito to race in the ‘Clydesdale’ division of April’s Bullship race." We’ll keep a scoreboard in the office to see who keeps their promises.

Whatever you resolve to do differently in the coming year, we hope it leads to loads of fun and an upbeat outlook on life. So have a Happy New Year, will ya! By the way, since we assume few people will be chained to their desks and computers this Friday (January 2), we will skip our normal end-of-the-week installment. 

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In the December 19 edition of ‘Lectronic, we encouraged everyone to take to the waters in celebration of the shortest day of the year — they only get longer from here!
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