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Photos of the Day
March 1 - Banderas Bay, Mexico
Photos of the Day. We spent most of the last week in and around Mexico's Banderas Bay. Other than having a fuel line pop off and fill one bilge with diesel while trying to anchor in tricky Yelapa, and one warm but extremely hazy day, it was mostly blue skies and seas, great sailing and fun surfing. Here are a few shots to prove it:
The End is Near
March 1 - The Mediterranean, Atlantic and
Green Innovation Explorer
Orange Team Adventure
Yellow Warta Polpharma
Magenta Team Legato
Graphics Courtesy Club Med
Positions as of 01 Mar 2001 11:00:00 GMT:
March 1 - Latitude 38
When the March Latitude hits the
street tomorrow, many people will read the following in 'Sightings':
"['Lectronic Latitude] has been gathering quite a following. From January 1-30, for example, a total of 4,026 people logged on to enjoy photos, snippets of news, weather, cruising tips, race coverage, short quizzes and other fun and funny stuff." Actually, 'Lectronic Latitude had an average of 4,026 unique visitors each day for the month of January. The report was only off by a factor of 30. Oops!
March 1 - Hilton Head, SC
"We left Florida in 1981 and completed our circumnavigation in 1999," report Rodney and Robin Hilton, who don't really have a hailing port. "While staying in San Diego to earn money for our cruising kitty, we bought Sea Song, our Formosa 41 ketch. We're are currently anchored out at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
March 1 - Banderas Bay, Mexico
After five of the eight races in this year's MEXORC, which is being sailed on Banderas Bay, Mexico, John MacLaurin's Davidson 52 Pendragon 4 leads Jake Wood's Mull 83 Scorcery in Class A by one point. Nitissima has a big lead in Class B over Arana. Sidewinder has a two-point edge over Piet Hein in Class C, while Bagheera leads Ayacucho in Class D. Azteca leads Dread in the two-boat Class E. Sorry we can't provide you with boat types and skippers, but MEXORC hasn't provided that information. It's a shame there are only 18 boats racing, as the sailing conditions are very pleasant. In fact, we had a great view of the race to the islands while surfing at La Lancha. Perfect conditions for 'bikini' racing.
March 1 - 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/
March 1 - Pacific Ocean
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.
Seas are normal in the Pacific. But you
might check out the Pacific Ocean sea states at: http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/RSSA/PacRegSSA.html.
For another view, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data/global.html.
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