42' Albin Sloop Overdue in the Atlantic

November 15 - Annapolis, MD

A cousin of one of our Latitude 38 crew is currently overdue on a singlehanded voyage from St. Croix to Annapolis, MD. Henry McAvoy, sailing his 42' Albin sloop, Airborne, sail # US666, was last
contacted by radio on a Coast Guard overflight on October 23 about 350 miles north of the Bahamas. About two days later a tanker reported sighting him continuing on his way north. Given those sightings he should have been into the Chesapeake by approximately November 3. The Coast Guard was notified on November 7 and has done an extensive offshore search and contacted all East Coast marinas. If anyone can offer help or information it would be appreciated. You can email the Webmistress.


November 15 - 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/

Weather Updates

November 15 - 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 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.

Pacific Winds and Pressure

The University of Hawaii Dept. of Meteorology page posts a daily map of the NE Pacific Ocean barometric pressure and winds.

Pacific Sea State

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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