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Good Jibes with Latitude 38

Welcome to the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast Sailor. Each week, hear stories and tips from West Coast sailors on the topics of community, cruising, and racing. Cast off, laugh and learn, and become a better sailor. Hosted by John Arndt, Nicki Bennett, Ryan Foland, and the team at Latitude 38 - the sailing magazine for West Coast sailors since 1977! Good Jibes is brought to you by the Safe Boating Campaign, in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council and U.S. Coast Guard

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Ronnie Simpson on Fulfillment and the Pacific Cup

This week's host, Nicki Bennett, is joined by Ronnie Simpson to chat finding fulfillment in sailing and his coverage of this year's Pacific Cup, which is running for the first time in 4 years. Ronnie is an Iraq war veteran who discovered sailing after being wounded and has since sailed well over 100,000 miles. Hear how to find community in sailing, how it can lead to so many great things in life, what viewers can expect from this year’s Pac Cup, the perks racing has over cruising, and his favorite racing stories. Learn more about Ronnie on Instagram @CaptainRon_Official and the Pac Cup at PacificCup.org and social media


12 Jul 2022

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Dawn Riley on Building Good Humans through Sailing

This week's host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Dawn Riley to talk her legendary life of sailing. Dawn was the first woman ever to manage an entire America's Cup syndicate, the first American to sail in 3 America's Cups and 2 Whitbread Round the World races, and is a soon-to-be inductee in both the America’s Cup Hall of Fame and National Sailing Hall of Fame. Hear what shaped her as a young sailor, her iconic book Taking the Helm, favorite racing memories, what she loves about Oakcliff Sailing, and creating more equality in women’s sports. Learn more at OakcliffSailing.org


5 Jul 2022

Rank #2

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Kimberly Paternoster and David Parker on Cruising in Tune Together

This week's host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Kimberly Paternoster and David Parker to chat their shared love of music, cooking, and cruising the world together. Kimberly has been sailing since she bought her first boat in 2003 and is said to be the only woman who’s ever righted an AC45. David has raced for over 25 years, including winning the Rolex Big Boat Series multiple times and 2 podium finishes in the Pacific Cup. Hear what it takes to live full-time on your boat, how to work from anywhere while cruising, sailing lessons they learned from cooking and music, the boats they love the most, and where they’re off to next. Learn more about Kimberly and David at SVPrudence.com, WickedCode.com, and TheParkerApproach.com


28 Jun 2022

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Mary Menninger on Following Your Sailing Passion

This week's host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Mary Menninger to chat her top sailing memories and what she's learned from a lifetime of sailing. Mary is an accomplished racer and cruiser who taught a program for students interested in the marine industry and volunteers at Treasure Island Sailing Center. Her father, George Griffith, is the “Father of the Cal 40.” Hear her best sailing advice, what she learned from her dad, how to make sailing available to more people, give back to the next generation of sailors, and why sailing satisfies the human need for adventure at the deepest level. Learn more and volunteer at TiSailing.org


21 Jun 2022

Rank #4

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Captain Anne McIntyre on the Life of a Bar Pilot

This week's host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Captain Anne McIntyre to chat being a bar pilot pioneer and navigating dangerous waters and challenges. Anne is the Business Director of the San Francisco Bar Pilots and was the first woman bar pilot on the Columbia River - containing some of the most difficult passages you’ll find. Hear how to work smartly and safely in a dangerous environment, become a bar pilot, learn to lead from behind, the hardest part of navigating megaships, and what’s going on in the navigation bridge when you hear the danger signal. Learn more about Anne on LinkedIn and SFBarPilots.com


14 Jun 2022

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Captain Donald Lawson on Breaking Records

This week's host, Ryan Foland, is joined by Captain Donald Lawson to chat the planning and preparation needed to break some of the most difficult sailing records in the world. Donald is Chairperson of US Sailing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and is currently the owner of trimaran Mighty Merloe - on which he’s setting sail to break a number of solo course records. Hear how to practice your sailing craft, turn difficult passages into enjoyable ones, what you have to do to be considered one of the best, French vs. U.S. sailing culture, and how to choose your own weather on the water. Learn more about Donald on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and here: https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/orma-60-mighty-merloe-visits-san-francisco-bay/?swcfpc=1


7 Jun 2022

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Ryan Finn on Battling Storms and Cape Horn

This week's host, Chris Weaver, is joined by Ryan Finn after he completed the arduous solo passage from New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn. Yes, that's what people consider "the wrong way," and he did it aboard his 36-foot proa, Jzerro. Hear why he did the trip, when he considered backing out, the turning point, what he missed the most at sea, and what it felt like to sail under the Golden Gate bridge and arrive in San Francisco. Learn more about Ryan on Facebook and Instagram @2Oceans1Rock


31 May 2022

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Liz Clark on Enjoying and Helping the Planet

This week's host, Nicki Bennett, is joined by Liz Clark to chat her lessons on sailing, the environment, and life from over 20,000 nautical miles and counting. Liz is an environmental activist and the author of Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage of Awakening - which recounts her decade-long journey of sailing the world and living aboard her Cal-40, Swell. Hear how to merge your passions, take big risks, be confident enough to problem solve, the things you learn on the water away from everything, and how to do the right thing for the ocean gods. Learn more about Liz at SwellVoyage.com, Instagram @CaptainLizClark, and check out her book


24 May 2022

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Marissa and Chris Neely on Tackling What Holds You Back

This week's host, Ryan Foland, is joined by Marissa and Chris Neely to chat living and working on your boat while knocking out endless boat projects. Marissa and Chris have been crewing together since they were 15 and have made Avocet their home since 2018. Hear what holds us back from what we love to do, what they’ve learned from 4 years rebuilding Avocet, why you shouldn’t be afraid to change plans, their favorite type of sailing content, and their goldfish-turned-cat, Cleo. Learn more about Marissa and Chris at SVAvocet.com and YouTube @SailingAvocet


17 May 2022

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Dr. Philip Norris on Sailing, Research, and Giving Back

This week's host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Dr. Philip Norris to chat the role sailing's played throughout his successful medical career. Philip is the Director of Laboratory Science at Vitalant Research Institute (VRI) San Francisco and an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on how the human immune system responds to viral infections and transfusion. Hear about his summers sailing in Canada as a kid, how he became interested in becoming a doctor, the patients who’ve touched his heart, how to enjoy the journey, and his love for The San Francisco Yacht Club. Learn more about Philip at https://research.vitalant.org


10 May 2022

Rank #10