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their approach to next year's regatta. "Sign up early, and get your friends to sign up with you," she replied. "Breaking up the fleets, selecting courses and finding berthing for 100 yachts is tough, and the earlier you can help us plan, the better we can make the regatta for you." — cw

⇑⇓ WHERE'S RIMUS? I was curious: What happened to Rimas Meleshyus? Doug Jarmer Cielo, Catalina 380 Alameda Doug — Many of us here were fearing the worst for Rimus, but he showed up in Saipan after nearly three months (of essentially drifting) at sea. Please see 'Lectronic Latitude from October 20 for the full story. — th ⇑⇓ GODSWELLSAILING IS CORRECT I noticed an error in your Changes in Latitudes section story about John Silverwood — his website is www.godswellsailing. com. You listed it incorrectly as just I am both a sailor and an engineer at a company that makes prosthetics and has worked with Mr. Silverwood. Paul Steinert Ph.D. Freedom Innovations Irvine Paul — Thanks for calling our attention to that error. We referenced Silverwood's website twice in that Cruise Note on page 130 of the October issue — and got it wrong both times. The correct URL is In case you missed the item about him in last month's magazine, John Silverwood is a San Diego-based sailor who lost a leg in a sailing accident. He undertook a singlehanded voyage to Hawaii in late summer aboard the Ohlson 38 Espiritu Santo in support of GodSwell and the Challenged Athletes Foundation of San Diego. — cw ⇑⇓ WORKING FOR THE US SENATE AND WEST MARINE Wow, how cool! Thanks for sharing the October 18 'Lectronic story about the founders of West Marine and Latitude 38 bumping into each other one night in San Diego. For a littletown Midwestern kid such as myself, with no connections to the West Coast, it tells a great story that shows how small the world is. Both the Wanderer and Randy reached deep into my life — with the Wanderer informing the path I'm now on. My wife Sue and I currently have our Catalac catamaran Angel Louise at a dock in a state park in northern Alabama on the Tennessee River. So far we have completed 3,500 miles of the 'Great Loop' counterclockwise around Eastern North America. We have less than 1,000 miles left to go before we cross our wake in Florida, and thus become the first boat in history to complete the Great Loop of both Europe and America. After we started living aboard in Maryland following the

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Latitude 38 Nov 2017  

The November 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 Nov 2017  

The November 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.