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modifications since the last edition of the VOR, yet remain largely the same — not a bad thing. Since debuting in 2014-2015, the Volvo 65s received some criticism for their relatively conservative design and construction, yet, for all of their faults, they have proven to be a platform that promotes ultra-close racing, excellent reliability and significantly reduced costs over their 70-ft predecessors. Visit for more information and to follow the race. — ronnie simpson

the many stories of man overboards

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Two of our fairly recent 'Lectronic Latitudes have discussed Man (or Person) Overboard scenarios. In August, two 5O5 sailors dismasted and fetched up on the windward shore of Alcatraz on a breezy weekday evening. This was followed by a recent story from Jacquelyn M. Urbani, after she and her husband David Malmud — who were chartering out of OCSC in Berkeley Marina — were involved in the rescue of two sailors in the water after their dinghy capsized. These stories reminded us of the challenges of not just sailing back to the people in the water, but the far greater challenge of getting them back on board. Jacquelyn's story in particular has generated many responses, asking the question: Are you ready for a man overboard? Please join the discussion at: or on our Facebook page. We'll publish your responses in December's Letters.

Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race started on October 22 in Alicante, Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

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that. There were even a few "Wow, never thought of that, but it's great advice!" Pretty soon we were turning pages, nodding in agreement, and wondering if we would find anything to take issue with. We didn't. The bottom line: If you're a newbie liveaboard or just want an accurate picture of what it's really like to live aboard a boat, this book will answer pretty much any question you might have — and many you haven't even thought of yet.

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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.