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Episode #137: Back to Paradise, Alone and Aground, and Crew Life (Latitude 38 Verbatim)

This week on Good Jibes, host Ryan Foland reads three articles from the April 2024 issue of Latitude 38 sailing magazine. Hear “Back to Paradise” by Warwick “Commodore” Tompkins and Latitude editor, JR., “Alone and Aground — Don’t Give up the Ship” by Noreen May Light, and “The Art of Crew Life” by Yosh Han.

This episode covers everything from kedging to baseball.


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

  • Where are the Marquesas?
  • What’s the best boat engine?
  • Where can you get an AIS System?
  • How do you avoid hypothermia?
  • What’s a Panga?
  • Where is the Salish Sea?
  • How do you sign up for the Latitude 38 Crew List?
  • What’s the best part of the Baja Ha-Ha?

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Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

“Since I started sailing in 2018, I have sailed almost 15,000 miles, mostly by crewing for others.” — Yosh Han.
© 2024 Yosh Han
Windswept II was hard aground and far from deep water when David Haight started kedging off the beach.
© 2024 David Haight
Commodore and Nancy Tompkins taking a stroll in Flashgirl‘s nesting dinghy.
© 2024 S/v Flashgirl

Show Notes

Sailing In Pictures
Spring has sprung, along with our clocks and our docklines. Sailors have been making the most of the warmer, sunny weather and enjoying the spring breezes on the Bay.