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Myron Spaulding Memorial
November 8 - San Francisco
The St. Francis Yacht Club will host a memorial celebrating the life of yacht designer, boat builder and sailor par excellence Myron Spaulding next Tuesday, November 14, beginning at 11:00 am.
This is an opportunity for the Bay Area yachting community to honor Spaulding and his contributions to the yachting tradition. Spaulding passed away September 11 at the age of 94.
For more information on the memorial, contact Thomas Miller at (415) 331-6523.
Commodore Tompkins (left), a good friend of Spaulding's (right), will speak at the memorial next week.
Photo Courtesy Nancy Potter
November 8 - 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!
Qualcomm / Globalstar Satellite Systems Baja Ha-Ha VII Update
1200, November 8, 2000 - Leg 3
Today was the start of Leg 3 (170 miles from Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo San Lucas) of the seventh annual Baja Ha-Ha rally. Last evening the 112-boat fleet enjoyed the beach party at BSM once again catered by Kojak of La Paz. Fish and lobster dinners were $10 and the beer was cold. Kojak also brought along a five-piece band and several of our sailors stood in playing instruments or singing. The 0600 start of Leg 3 featured northwest breezes of 12 knots under bright blue skies. However the wind has now died and the fleet is ghosting along in 80 degree temperatures with lots of dolphins and turtles frolicking about. With any luck the fleet should arrive in Cabo tomorrow. We'd tell you more but it's lunchtime. Wish you were here!
- The Grand Poobah aboard 'Profligate'
Beach party at remote Bahia Santa Maria
November 8 - 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' -
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