Photo of the Day
October 23 - Steamboat Slough
"This photo isn't current because I just got it developed, but I thought that everyone might get a kick out of it," writes Dave Wilson of the Hidden Harbor-based Hunter (Cherubini) 30 Moonglow. "The family who had recently purchased this cat - I didn't get their name - were visiting the Delta a few months ago, when they anchored for the night in Steamboat Slough across from Hidden Harbor Marina. Alas, they didn't take into account the reverse current we get here, and floated over their anchor and onto the beach. You can see what happened when the tide went out. They were philosophical about the whole thing, and sat back and waited for high tide to see if they could get off. I told them they should have the kids cleaning the bottom as it was fully exposed, but the kids were teenagers so you can imagine how much of the bottom got cleaned. They didn't mind that I took the photo of their boat for publication in Latitude - but they were glad they hadn't put the name on yet. There was a very high tide that evening, and they were able to back off without any problem."
Photo Dave Wilson
The cat owners have a great attitude, and seem to know that "if you haven't run aground, you haven't really seen the Delta."
October 23 - San Francisco Bay
The HDA Champion of Champions, a three-race
PHRF contest for all class winners and runner-ups, was held off
the Golden Gate YC on Saturday, October 20. The race attracted
just eight entries, spread out over too large a rating band (66
all the way up to 186) to make for very interesting racing - but
that's only our opinion.
1) Bodacious, Farr One Ton, John Clauser, 5 points; 2) Ixxis, OIson 911-S, Ed Durbin, 5; 3) Jeannette, Tartan 10, Henry King, 10; 4) Jammin' Too, Catalina 36, Mike Lamb, 14; 5) Windwalker, Islander 36, Richard Schoenhair, 17; 6) Run Wild, Olson 30, Dale Irving, 18; 7) Two Scoops, Express 34, Goodwin/Longaker, 19; 8) Allegro, Herreshoff 33, Dave Berntsen, 20. (8 boats)
More News from Marina Mazatlan
October 23 - Mazatlan, Mexico
That's great news. He can be reached by email.
New Profligate Record . . . by Delivery Crew
October 23 - Hamilton Harbor, Bermuda
Mike Miller in New York City
October 23 - New York, NY
"I am heading back to Uhuru, which is in San Carlos, on Thursday. I will slowly head down the Sea toward P.V., where I have a reservation for Thanksgiving. P.S.: While in New York, I swore I saw Wayne Meretsky - who crewed with you last year - who seemed to have a new gig. Did he change his name to Cowboy?"
Photos Mike Miller
October 23 - Atlantic Ocean
Brian Thompson, known to many Northern California sailors, continues to pull away in the Mini Transat.
October 23 - 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 23 - 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/. (Note: This page seems to be working correctly again.)
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
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