Photo of the Day
September 25 - Richardson Bay
At this time of year, Canadian cruisers bound for Mexico traditionally spend a couple of weeks on the Bay enjoying Indian Summer - such as these boats anchored off Richardson Bay. The last thing they were expecting was last night's major - for the Bay Area - lightning storm. Trust us, folks, that was very unusual, and we should still have a couple of weeks of great weather.
Postpone or Cancel the Ha-Ha?
September 25 - Baja Ha-Ha World Headquarters
The Wanderer, speaking as the Grand Poobah, has no intention of postponing or canceling the Ha-Ha at this time, and none of the paid entries has indicated they would be dropping out. Nonetheless, these are somewhat uncertain times, and we could imagine situations in which the event would be postponed or canceled. But for right now, it's full steam ahead.
Volvo Ocean Race
September 25 - Atlantic Ocean
With about 7,000 miles to go in the first leg of the Volvo, the seven boat fleet is sailing in light airs while skirting the Bay of Biscay, no more than 15 miles separating them.
Amer Sports One crashes through the spray at the start.
Photo Peter Bentley
Both Photos Courtesy www.volvooceanrace.com
The fleet passes Hurst Castle
at the start of Leg 1 on the Solent.
Photo Carlo Borlenghi/Sea & See
Tropical Cruising in the Bocas del Toro
September 25 - Panama
Photo Judy White
September 25 - 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/
Hurricane Juliette Reaches Category 4
September 25 - Eastern Pacific Ocean
Hurricane Juliette, a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 125 knots, is moving to the northwest several hundred miles off the coast of mainland Mexico. While the storm is expected to stay offshore, officials' biggest fear is that it might curve back toward Baja. Meanwhile, Hurricane Kiko, with just 65 knots, blows harmlessly even further offshore.
Graphic Courtesy Unisys Weather
September 25 - 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
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