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Episode #1: John Arndt Welcomes You to Good Jibes with Latitude 38

Welcome to Latitude 38’s new podcast, Good Jibes, 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. In this pilot episode, Publisher John Arndt shares the story of Latitude 38 with fellow sailor and host Ryan Foland. Hear how Latitude 38 came to be, John’s favorite parts of sailing, and what to expect in future episodes. This episode covers everything from John’s love of sailing to the most exciting parts of publishing Latitude 38.


Leaving Santa Barbara

Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What is a story that shaped John?
  • Where did Latitude 38 come from?
  • What is a Thunderbird?
  • When did John start working at Latitude 38?
  • What is a tack and a jibe?
  • Why does John love publishing Latitude 38?
  • What is Summer Sailstice?
  • Tack or Jibe: East Coast or West Coast sailing?

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling the Good Jibes! Good Jibes is a weekly podcast hosted by John Arndt, Nicki Bennett, Ryan Foland, and the team at Latitude 38 – the sailing magazine for West Coast sailors since 1977! Subscribe to Latitude 38 at

John Arndt and family under sail.
In keeping with the theory of starting them young, John has successfully passed his passion for sailing on to his children.
© 2021 John Arndt


Good Jibes is brought to you by the Safe Boating Campaign, in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council and U.S. Coast Guard. Learn more at

Show Notes

On the Outside Looking In
When Max Ebb was invited to judge at the "Classic Boat Review" he realized he was old enough to remember when those boats were still in production.