July 19 - Pt. Richmond
Terry Lettenmaier of Seattle, editor of fleet magazine Bagpipe, won the championship, placing first or second in all five races. Terry's crew were brother Dennis and wife Laurie. The unofficial Latitude 38 award for best boat name goes to second place finisher, Dale Hinman, with Loco Beef (he has a picture of a mad cow on his transom).
The start of Race 2
At the weather mark; the winning boat is #3922, out in front.
The downwind parade
For Race 3, the race committee threw in a reaching mark.
The start of Race 1, before the wind really built
The first downwind leg
Sayonara's (not that Sayonara, but nice job on the graphics) skipper, George Samuels, got conked on the head during the second race, requiring 6 staples and no more racing for the weekend.
Tippecanoe, a good name for a wooden dinghy
July 19 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace
Who is out making passages in the Pacific and what kind of weather are they having? Check out YOTREPS - 'yacht reports' - at http://www.bitwrangler.com/yotreps/
July 19 - Pacific Ocean
To see what the winds are like on the Bay and just outside the Gate right now, check out http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/wind/.
Looking for current as well as recent wind and sea readings from 17 buoys and stations between Pt. Arena and the Mexican border? Here's the place - which has further links to weather buoys and stations all over the U.S.: www.ndbc.noaa.gov/stuff/southwest/swstmap.shtml.
Check out the Pacific Ocean sea states at:
For another view, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data/global.html.
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