Photos of the Day: Red Rock Regatta
November 2 - Tiburon
The Red Rock fleet soaked up some rays during their long postponement.
Tiburon Yacht Club's Commodore, Allen Dekelboum, sent us some photos of Saturday's Red Rock Regatta, held in light air on the North Bay course. "We had a two hour delay, contrary to Richmond YC's wind." (See our report on Richmond's Great Pumpkin Regatta in Monday's 'Lectronic.)
Race results should be posted soon at www.tyc.org.
The J/105 division start. Tiburon YC hosts a small but faithful J/105 one design fleet.
The Division 1 start
The J/105 finish
Sailing Photos Allen Dekelboum
"The party was a blast. We danced until 11:15 PM to the music of the Blues Burners Band," said Allen. "They have played for us several times now, but started at our Blues Brothers Birthday Party two years ago. Great music, including the 'Monster Mash'."
Some scenes from the post-regatta Halloween bash
Party Photos Tiburon YC Members
November Latitudes Available Now
November 2 - SF Bay Area
The November issue of Latitude 38 made its way around the Bay yesterday, and will be arriving by FedEx shortly to other areas. Get yours while they're still hot off the press!
Baja Ha-Ha Fleet Expected in Turtle Bay Tonight
November 2 - Pacific Ocean
The Assistant Poobah reported in via satphone that Monday's start of the Baja Ha-Ha rally off San Diego's Coronado Roads was beautiful, with the best conditions in recent memory. "The wind filled in from the northwest at 12-15 knots just minutes before the start."
About 550 people on 130 boats are now headed to their first stop, Turtle Bay, in light conditions, mostly motoring, hoping to arrive this evening and into Thursday morning. Once the committee boat, Profligate, has a chance to hit an Internet cafe in the little fishing village, we'll have some photos to post for you.
Radio Nets for Southbound Cruisers
November 2 - Southbound
Patrick and Alicia Malone of Nastalgia write in from Puerto Adolpho Lopez Mateos in Baja California Sur: "Prior to our traveling southbound we had looked for this information at virtually each and every chandlery, marine service store, and yachting center in Southern California with no success. Yacht clubs seem to disregard the needs of the seasonal cruiser, excepting their personal favorite resources, much to the misfortune of the individual cruisers.
This is the "time of the year when cruisers are heading southbound for the Sea of Cortez, the Mexican Riviera, and further away from home. En route, they may wish to know who is where and when on the Amateur Radio (HAM) and/or Marine SSB nets for the 2005/2006 season.
"An Amateur Radio License is required to communicate on HAM bands; however, listening is open to everyone. Amateur radio license call signs are used in conversations. On Marine SSB, vessel names are commonly used in communication along with vessel call sign. Your participation is warmly sought.
"The weather advisories, all amateur efforts, provide the listener with a broad perspective of views on weather patterns. The information provided is based on varying degrees of in-depth research on a daily basis from many resources with the sole intent of assisting in keeping the listener out of harm's way in WaterWorld."
Latitude 38's First Timer's Guide to Mexico, which is handed out to the Baja Ha-Ha participants, includes specifics on cruisers' nets including times and frequencies. Since it is published specifically for the Ha-Ha, the Guide is hosted online by www.baja-haha.com. Check out the Nets page at www.baja-haha.com/Guide/Nets.html.