Photos of the Day
July 28 - Mallorca
Today's Photos of the Day are from Noel G., who used to have a Union 36 sloop in Sausalito and Mexico, but then moved to Grand Mott, France, and caught the catamaran bug. He now owns an Outremer 43, which can be seen in these two photos anchored off the beautiful Spanish Island of Mallorca in the Med.
Noel reports he's headed for a sailing
vacation in Corsica and Sardinia, and will be sending additional
photos. "What would you like, landscapes, boats, smiles,
nudes?" he asks.
Photos by Noel G.
L'il Buccaneers Aboard the Chieftain
July 28 - Sausalito
Latitude spawn Baylis Weaver joined about 30 other kids aged 9 to 12 last week to attend the Hawaiian Chieftain's Buccaneers & Explorers day camp for kids. Campers immersed themselves in maritime arts and history, including traditional navigation, marlinspike seamanship, helmsmanship, setting the sails aboard the 103-ft topsail ketch, following clues to buried treasure, rowing the longboat, and swordplay.
Captain Mike, who makes his own costumes, demonstrates a knot.
Baylis makes handcuffs out of a bit of line.
This week, the Chieftain's series of summer camps wraps up with the Voyagers Camp for teenagers. See www.hawaiianchieftain.com.
Baylis will report on his week as a Buccaneer in an upcoming edition of World of Chartering in Latitude 38.
Photos Latitude/Chris except as noted
Campers board the tallship for the first time.
Two kids at a time took turns at the wheel.
Photo Baylis Weaver
Rowing the Bounty, a replica of the 24-ft longboat used by Captain Bligh and his loyal officers after the infamous mutiny.
A fencing elimination round
More Great IACC Racing
July 28 - San Francisco Bay
Photo Courtesy Brandon Mercer
Michelle Slade filed this report:
Larry Ellison's Team Oracle BMW Racing
took the Il Moro Trophy 2003, while Team Wells Fargo won a tiebreaker
with NZL-20 for first place in Vintage Division. Oracle
BMW won the Il Moro in a clean sweep as they did the Sausalito
Cup, but notwithstanding a good fight from USA-49, Paul
Cayard's old boat from the 2000 America's Cup. Helmed by Peter
Stoneberg with a rock star crew including Dawn Riley, Hamish
Pepper and Jeff Madrigali, USA-49 put on a great show
on Sunday, leading USA-76, helmed by Larry Ellison, for
a good part of race one.
Yacht Lost in Australian Race
July 28 - Down Under
July 28 - Southern California
We're off for some much needed after-deadline R&R sailing in the beautiful waters of Southern California. We'll return on Friday, the same day as the August issue of Latitude 38 hits the streets. Happy Sailing!
July 28 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace
Who is out making passages in the Pacific and what kind of weather are they having? The YOTREPS daily yacht tracking page has moved to www.bitwrangler.com/psn.
July 28 - Pacific Ocean
San Francisco Bay Weather
Check out this guide to San Francisco Bay Navigational Aids: http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/sfports.html.
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.
The National Weather Service site for San Francisco Bay is at www.wrh.noaa.gov/Monterey.
California Coast Weather
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/Maps/Southwest.shtml.
Pacific Winds and Pressure
The University of Hawaii Dept. of Meteorology page posts a daily map of the NE Pacific Ocean barometric pressure and winds.
Pacific Sea State