Photo of the Day
October 27 - Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
Tropical Storm Michael continues to roll with 35 knot winds
some 1,500 miles from the start of next Tuesday's Baja Ha-Ha.
Fortunately, Michael is headed away from the Ha-Ha path and is
expected to fizzle. You can check on the Mexico 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 http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/wind/.
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/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!)
Pacific Ocean Weather
You can view the University of Hawaii Department of Meteorology satellite picture by clicking here.
Pacific Sea State
Seas are normal in the Pacific, but you might check at: http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/RSSA/PacRegSSA.html.
Riding the Rays at Isla Socorro
October 27 - Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico
Photo Tom Lyon
Several readers have recently inquired about where to apply for permits to visit Socorro and the other Revillagigedo Islands 250 miles to the southwest of Cabo. Does anyone have that information? If so, email Richard.
Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
October 27 - Baja Ha-Ha Health Central
Cruisin' for a bruisin'? We hope not. But if you haven't been on the ocean in awhile and are about to do the Ha-Ha, take care to get your sea legs. Last year this fellow didn't - and it was hematoma city.
Photo Courtesy 'Moonduster'
Baja Ha-Ha Coverage
October 27 - Baja Ha-Ha Web Design Bureau
In anticipation of the start of the Baja Ha-Ha on Tuesday, we will not have a 'Lectronic Latitude on Monday and possibly Tuesday. However we plan to bring you coverage of the rally in progress once it has started, so check back on Wednesday! (To get your fix in the meantime, peruse our archives.) Baja Ha-Ha coverage will be brought to you (literally!) by Qualcomm/Globalstar.
October 27 - 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/
October 27 - San Pablo Bay
There was an interesting race within a race during last weekend's
Vallejo 1-2 sponsored by the Singlehanded Sailing Society. The
idea of the 1-2 is that a boat is singlehanded from off Richmond
to Vallejo on Saturday, everybody parties hardy that night, and
the next day the entrants either singlehand or doublehand back
to San Francisco Bay. It's a great event and only a broken ankle
kept the Wanderer out this year.
Bruce and Brad, neck-and-neck
Photo Bob Musor
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