The Baja Ha-Ha text and photos are being sent over a Qualcomm satellite telephone using the Globalstar Satellite System. Qualcomm and Globalstar are the official communications solution of Baja Ha-Ha VII.

Photo of the Day

The Fleet Descends on Cabo

November 10 - Cabo San Lucas

They're in! All that's left of the Y2K Baja Ha-Ha rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas is the partying, after which some of the fleet will head up to La Paz as part of the La Paz Ha-Ha, while others have plans as diverse as the fleet itself.

For more photos, see below.

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Weather Updates

November 10 - Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

Tropical Weather

Are any hurricanes going to affect the Ha-Ha? You can check on the Mexico hurricane region at

All is quiet in the Atlantic/Caribbean hurricane region.

San Francisco Bay Weather

To see what the winds are like on the Bay and just outside the Gate right now, check out

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.: Also check out (but note that the Java Applet is still not working with some browsers on Macs - including your Webmistress's Netscape Communicator!)

Pacific Ocean Weather

You can view the University of Hawaii Department of Meteorology satellite picture by clicking here.

Pacific Sea State

Check out the state of seas in the Pacific Ocean at:
For another view, see


Keep 'em Coming!

While the Baja Ha-Ha is underway, our cruising section will be on hiatus, but we'd still love to hear from keep your pictures and stories coming!

Qualcomm / Globalstar Satellite Systems Baja Ha-Ha VII Update

November 10 - Cabo San Lucas

We'll close out this week's reports from Baja Ha-Ha VII with these scenes of Leg 3 from desolate and beautiful Bahia Santa Maria to wild and crazy Cabo San Lucas.

Photos Latitude 38

This Baja Ha-Ha VII update has been brought to you via Qualcomm satellite phones and Globalstar satellite systems, the official communications system of the Ha-Ha. We've been using their products to make countless calls and send the photos you've seen here. It's worked great!


November 10 - 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


They're off at Last!

November 10 - Les Sables d'Olonne, France

High winds and pounding surf had delayed the start of the Vendée Globe for four days, but the fleet of 24 singlehanders have finally begun their non-stop race around the world. The 50-knot winds that closed the Port of Olona harbor at Les Sables d'Olonne shut off and rain started falling as the racers got underway in a competitive start and three-mile leg to the turning mark.

For more on this grueling event, see

Photo Jacques Vapillon/Quokka Sports

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