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The Things We Find on Facebook: Chronicles of Latitude

On a recent Saturday, when not all of us got to go sailing, we found a post on Facebook sharing a story we had published in May 2009. Regular Latitude writer JR had written a fantastic feature titled ‘Guide to Bay Sailing’. And while clearly much will have changed over the past 11 years, the essence of the piece remains.

Whether it’s 2020 or 2009, once you’re on the water and catching the cool Bay breeze you have numerous options on where to sail — from Sausalito to Alcatraz, to the Bay Bridge, back across to the Richmond Bridge, through Raccoon Strait, and on to the Golden Gate Bridge. Or you might simply head straight up into the Delta. The choices are all yours, as this feature points out.

Interestingly, the opening lines of the 2009 story refer to the recession. That seems so long ago. Yet how much of what we know and do today has stemmed from that time? Similarly, there’s little doubt that in another 11 years we’ll look back in amazement at 2020 and at the effects it has had on our world. But . . . In the meantime, we still have sailing.

So we hope you enjoy this blast from the past and are inspired to raise your sails and explore the Bay this coming weekend.

2009 Guide to Bay Sailing
Check out this 2009 version of Guide to Bay Sailing.
© 2020 Erik Simonson

Thanks to Jorge Lavorerio for posting the story on the Facebook group, Sailing.

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