Latitude 38 Working Waterfront News Central
Since its inception, Latitude 38 has been able to cover, inspire and connect the people in our sailing community thanks to the businesses that support sailors and sailing. This includes boatyards, sailmakers, marinas, boat builders and numerous trades and craftspeople. Over the decades, the space available along our critical public waterfront continues to shrink. Our Working Waterfront page is dedicated to covering these stories to bring awareness to the jobs, facilities and services that are vital to our nation's commercial and recreational maritime infrastructure. Enjoying the 12-month sailing season up and down the California coast is one of the prime features of living in the West. A working waterfront is one that works for all California citizens and retains space for these important waterfront facilities.
The simplicity of sailing provides endless pleasure, while the maintenance gives a chance for lifelong learning.
The Bay Area sailing community is opening its door for everything from movies to art shows to live music and lighted boat parades.
San Diego sailors have it good. After Monday’s magnificent start to the Baja Ha-Ha we took a tour through the San Diego sailing community.
Hear about Krysia’s 23 years of service in the US Coast Guard, her Olympic Sailing campaigns, and just sailing for fun.
California is home to great training resources for anyone who wants to pursue a professional sailing and maritime career. Cal Maritime Academy is right off San Pablo Bay in Vallejo, and graduates new classes of merchant marines every year.
Put your own tax dollars to work! Boating tax money is now available in the form of boating access grants.
Sixteen-year-old Adrian Maciuca, has launched a sailing life and a new sailing product from Shoreline Lake in Mountain View.
Mark your calendar! Sausalito is hosting California’s newest boat show from Friday, October 13, to Sunday, October 15.
The cutter ‘Folly’ was built in San Francisco while shipbuilder Matthew Turner was still building boats at his shipyard in Benicia.
However you choose to celebrate Labor Day, we wish you a safe and happy time doing it. Cover photo ©KKMI
Working Waterfront Issues and Resources
Numerous groups and organizations around the country are working to help preserve maritime economic zones. Working Waterfront Organizations:
Applications for the Boatworks 101 Apprenticeship Program at Spaulding Marine Center is a 12-month, paid educational career training program in the Marine Service Industry. At our Sausalito boatyard, you’ll learn from professional craftsmen how to service and maintain traditional and modern power and sail…
Oceanic Yacht Sales has an available position in brokerage power and sailboat sales at our Northern California premier waterfront office location, which includes a high-visibility sales dock. Established in 1991, Oceanic has been in the same Sausalito location at Clipper Yacht Harbor for 32…
Modern Sailing School and Club is looking for sailing instructors to join our growing team! USCG OUPV License is required, though if you are interested in getting your captain’s license we can help there too. We have opportunities to teach aboard both tiller-steered sportboats…
Club Nautique is a US Sailing certified sailing and powerboating school, club, and the Northern California dealer for Jeanneau. We’ve been around for over 40 years and our mission is to inspire joy through boating. We’re seeking an Alameda Membership Sales Representative to join…
Positions available for 2023 season! Two Harbors Harbor Department, on the west end of Catalina Island. Looking for experienced boat operators for seasonal harbor patrol positions (March–October). Harbor patrol assigns and facilitates the use of 700+ moorings on the west end of Catalina Island…
Community Engagement Coordinator, Graphic Artist, Photographer(s) wanted as contractors or volunteers. Volunteer docents wanted for educational science exhibitions. Ask about other roles.
SLO Sail and Canvas is hiring for multiple positions in our busy sail loft in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. We specialize in building boat covers, trampolines, and sails for sailing dinghies, one-designs, and beach catamarans. The following job opportunities are open for immediate…
Join the captains at Club Nautique and start teaching US Sailing’s most comprehensive curriculum of sail and power courses, both offshore and inshore, in the nation. We have openings now for USCG-licensed captains who exhibit exceptional communication and boating skills, and the willingness to…
Rubicon Yachts is seeking a professional yacht broker/salesperson for its new Alameda, CA office. Yacht sales experience required, must be a self-starter, membership in CYBA is a plus. Contact owner/broker Mark Miner.
Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City is looking for ASA-certified sailing instructors to teach out of our Redwood City Marina location. Part-time, flexible schedules, midweek and/or weekends. Please contact Rich or Bob by phone or email.
Wanted: Licensed Captain with towing endorsement for TowBoatUS./Vessel Assist on the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Preferred if you live by SF waterfront, Alameda or Bethel Island areas.