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Episode #5: Baptism by Ditch Latitude 38 Verbatim

Welcome back to Latitude 38’s new podcast, Good Jibes! In this podcast, we’re bringing you the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast Sailor. Each week, you’ll hear stories and tips from the West Coast sailing community on cruising, racing and just plain sailing. Cast off, laugh and learn, and become a better sailor. Hosted by John Arndt, Nicki Bennett, Ryan Foland, and the team at Latitude 38 – the sailing magazine for West Coast sailors since 1977!

This week’s host, Ryan Foland, reads an article from the August 2021 issue of Latitude 38 Sailing Magazine. Hear John Krossa recount his adventures on the Delta Ditch Run in “Baptism by Ditch: Cardinal Rule #1.”


This episode covers everything from deep water to boat gremlins. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What type of boat is Janina?
  • Who is John Krossa?
  • What is the PHRF?
  • Who is Cousin Mark?
  • What is the Delta Ditch Run?
  • Who races Water Dragon and Giant Slayer?
  • What did the crew learn from a MythBusters episode?
  • Where is there eelgrass?

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Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes