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Episode #69: Clear the Decks, Batten the Hatches! Get Storm Ready (Latitude 38 Verbatim)

This is Episode #69 and we’re casting off with the article “Clear the Decks, Batten the Hatches! Get Storm Ready” from the January 2022 issue of Latitude 38 Sailing Magazine, read by fellow sailor and host Monica Grant. 

Hear Mary SwiftSwan of Afterguard Sailing Academy (ASA) detail the fallout from the October 2021 “atmospheric bomb” storm that wreaked havoc across the Bay Area.


This episode covers everything from major storms to rescue missions. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How bad was the October 2021 storm?
  • What boats were lost in the storm?
  • How did the Coast Guard get involved?
  • What’s involved in rescuing a crew?
  • How do you prepare your boat for winter storms?
  • What do you do if your boat blows away?
  • How do you survey the damage of storms?
  • Does insurance help when it comes to natural disasters?

Follow along and read the article at

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

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Show Notes

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From the Magazine
This is the story of 'Rosebud,' a Santa Cruz 52 commissioned by Roger and Isobel Sturgeon in December 1997. It nabbed the cover of the October 1999 'Latitude 38' and led to the build of two other great 'Rosebud's.