Photos of the Day
March 2 - St. Maarten
The 21st annual Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten in the Eastern Caribbean has officially started, and as you can tell from the accompanying artwork, they've once again hired Richmond's Jim DeWitt to do the artwork. Second only to Antigua Sailing Week in Caribbean prestige, this year's Heinie has a record-breaking 265 entries, including everything from 257-ft tallships to beach cats. The majority, however, are typical monohulls. The Heinie also kicks off the 2001 Caribbean 'Big Boat Series', a three-regatta event - the others are the BVI Spring Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week - that consists of 12 races for monohulls over 60 feet in length. The best known West Coast boat vying for Heinie and Big Boat Series honors is Doug Baker's Long Beach-based Andrews 70 Magnitude, which will be up against the likes of James Dolan's 78 ft Sagamore, Irvine Laidlaw's CM 60 Highland Fling, several Santa Cruz 70 variations, and Sotto Voce, a new Swan 60. Also racing will be White Wings and White Horses, two of the W-60 class 76-footers. We'll have a full report on Monday and in the April edition of Latitude 38.
Painting Jim DeWitt
Club Med to Finish This Weekend
March 2 - Mediterranean Sea
Green Innovation Explorer
Orange Team Adventure
Yellow Warta Polpharma
Magenta Team Legato
Graphics Courtesy Club Med
Ranking of March 2, 2001, 15:00:00 GMT
1. Club Med / dtf 539.2 miles
March 2 - Great Britain
It may seem hard to believe, but the government in England has had to shut down some yacht clubs to prevent the spread of hoof and mouth disease. No joke. The yacht clubs are on London and other reservoirs. While humans cannot contract hoof and mouth, they can spread it. There is no word when the clubs will be able to reopen.
March 2 - Pacific Ocean
"We left Z-town on Sunday the 18th of February after 15 months of great cruising in Mexico, sad to say adios to our friends," report Matthew Mason and Debra Stearns of the Salt Lake City based Tayana 37 Aeventyr. "We're now about 410 miles from the Galapagos and having nice sailing out here on the big blue. My friend Pat Mcgill will be joining us in the Galapagos next week with his 10-year-old son Christopher. Captain's Orders will have the young swab send a 'Dear Mom' letter each day via Sail Mail."
March 2 - 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/
March 2 - 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.
Seas are normal in the Pacific. But you
might check out the Pacific Ocean sea states at: http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/RSSA/PacRegSSA.html.
For another view, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data/global.html.
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