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Twelve Months, in Review

We are proud to have another 12 months of Latitude 38 in the bank. As the year draws to a close, we thought this would be a good time to look back at each of the 2018 covers. From the Three Bridge Fiasco to cruises up the Delta to a breeze-complicated Pacific Cup and a light-air 25th annual Baja Ha-Ha, the year was filled with endless great days of sailing, challenging races, and all sorts of adventures on San Francisco Bay and far offshore.

Baja Ha-Ha
December: The crews of 150 boats waved farewell at the start of the 25th Baja Ha-Ha.
© 2018 John
November: High up in the rigging of Alma. In this issue, we profiled tall-ship skippers’ careers on the Bay.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
Rolex Big Boat Series
October: J/105s battle it out in the Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.
© 2018 Daniel Forster / Rolex
Tahiti racing aboard Defiance
September: Cruiser Annie Edinger sets the chute aboard the Sausalito-based Cross 42 trimaran Defiance while racing in Tahiti.
© 2018 Julie Turpin
August: July’s YRA Westpoint Regatta was an exciting day of sailing, and the source of many great photos (if we do say so ourselves).
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Tim
July: A wave from the pinky schooner Tiger as she sails down to Encinal YC after finishing the Master Mariners Regatta.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
June: The view from Summer Sailstice during a Corinthian YC Friday night beer-can race.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Tim
May: There’s a lot of sailing outside the Golden Gate. Point Bonita Lighthouse is one of many dramatic landmarks, best seen at a distance to help guide you home.
© 2018 Leslie Richter
April: Boat Show Issue: Legendary artist, boat designer, sailmaker and sailor Jim DeWitt continues to share his talents.
© 2018 Jim DeWitt
Pac 52s
March: The Pac52s Vesper and Badpak tear it up at the SCYA midwinters in San Diego.
© 2018 Martha Blanchfield / Renegade Sailing
February: Dreaming of escape? Heading offshore under sail is just the way to do it. Sarah Arndt enjoys the foredeck on a delivery from the Bahamas to Cape Cod aboard John Marsh and Anne Winton’s Tartan 40 Asolare.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
January: The always-challenging Three Bridge Fiasco has become one of the largest races in the country.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

Looking back at all the great people, events and stories that emerged this year reminds us that we can’t wait for sailing in 2019.

New Cover Contest(!)

We’re inviting you to submit photos for our Cover Contest(!). Think you have a shot that we should consider? We’re always looking for colorful, lively and captivating photos of West Coast sailors enjoying stunning sailing moments. Have a look at the 12 photos above — or indeed any from our past years archived here — and send us your best shots. Photos need to be high resolution, and need to be cropped to a vertical orientation. Send your cover photo submissions to [email protected]. If we select your photo, we’ll send you a framed print to memorialize your winning shot.

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