Photo of the Day

May 29 - Richardson Bay

We were about to go out sailing yesterday, when we noticed this powerboat rumbling down the Sausalito Channel . . . with a serious growth on her chin. Did the skipper not know it was there, or did he just not care? In any event, it didn't do much for the lines of the boat.

Photo Latitude/Richard

Master Mariners' Regatta

May 29 - San Francisco Bay

Saturday was the annual Master Mariners' Regatta. John Riise was there with Latitude 38's photoboat, and here is some of what he saw. We'll have an 8.5 page feature in the July issue. If you've got any good stories from the regatta, you might email John.

Photos Latitude/JR

Still Stumped

May 29 - Mystery Location

In the May 25 'Lectronic, we published some racy - but not as in 'yacht racy' - photos and asked if anyone could identify what waterfront party event they came from. 'Hazardous Waste' - which we presume is a boat name rather than a skipper's name - said, "It has to be Sydney, Australia, right around Mardi Gras. We're soon to visit." Well, Mr. Waste, it doesn't have to be Sydney or around Mardi Gras. In fact, the event takes place in the latter half of the year and in the Northern Hemisphere. Jim Barrow guessed the Exotic Erotic Ball - but we already said it doesn't take place in San Francisco. Here are some more photos to try and help you with your guesses. Email responses to Richard.

Photos Courtesy Devon Mullins

SF Giants to Sponsor a Charterboat

May 29 - San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants, in partnership with Private Charters LLC and the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry Company, will sponsor a charter vessel on San Francisco Bay. McCovey Cove Patrol is a 70-ft long, 24-ft wide tour boat with 115-person capacity.

We Have a Winner

May 29 - Napa River

On May 23, we ran this photo of a sportfishing boat in distress and asked for photo captions. Once again we were deluged with entries. Our favorite was from Cliff Horne:

"BCDC unveils 'brave new vision' for consolidated Bay Area marina. BCDC's Director says, 'The single berth should be more than adequate to meet our projections for future demand. Preference will be given to the boat that best 'blends in' with the natural surroundings.'"

We also liked Lance's entry: "I can join you for a sail as soon as I'm done mowing the slip."

Photo Latitude/Richard


May 29 - 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

Weather Updates

May 29 - Pacific Ocean

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.:

Pacific Sea State

Seas are normal in the Pacific. But you might check out the Pacific Ocean sea states at:
For another view, see

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