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November 6 - Leg 2
As they say, there's always next year. Why not make it your
New Year's resolution to be part of the Baja Ha-Ha VIII fleet?
now for use later!
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November 6 - Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
Are any hurricanes going to affect the Ha-Ha? You can check
on the Mexico hurricane region at http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/e_pacific/2000/index.html.
All is quiet in the Atlantic/Caribbean hurricane region.
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. Also check out http://facs.scripps.edu/surf/buoylist.html (but note that the Java Applet is still not working with some browsers on Macs - including your Webmistress's Netscape Communicator!)
You can view the University of Hawaii Department of Meteorology satellite picture by clicking here.
Check out the state of seas in the Pacific Ocean at: http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/RSSA/PacRegSSA.html.
For another view, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data/global.html.
While the Baja Ha-Ha is underway, our cruising section will be on hiatus, but we'd still love to hear from you...so keep your pictures and stories coming!
1000, November 6, 2000 - Bahia Santa Maria, Baja California, 600 miles south of San Diego
Most of the 112 boats in the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers' rally from
San Diego to Cabo San Lucas arrived in Turtle Bay long enough
to enjoy two lay days and lots of socializing. The big event
on the first evening was the traditional get together at the
Vera Cruz restaurant in the little town of 4,000. Most folks
walked up the hill to the restaurant, others used huge trucks
which were pressed into service as cabs. The second afternoon
was the traditional beach party, in which many folks flipped
their dinghies in the surf and went for a swim before sharing
sushi, cervezas and tall tales of the first leg. Yes, even the
'Latitude 38' dinghy took a dump, destroying a Nikon camera body,
telephoto lens, and crew lunch. Nonetheless, a good time was
had by all - including the many locals curious to see what the
gringos on boats were up to - at the abandoned trailer park.
- The Grand Poobah aboard 'Profligate'
Elysium and the fleet at the start of Leg 2
Catch of the day aboard Profligate
Sunrise on the Pacific
Rowing Ashore at Turtle Bay
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November 6 - 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/
Vendée Globe Start Rescheduled for Thursday
November 6 - Bay of Biscay
The 20' breakwater wall at Les Sables d'Olonne is awash.
Photo Bruce Schwab
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