Photo of the Day

August 15 - San Diego

Today's Photo of the Day comes from Dennis St. Onge of San Diego, who writes, "This group of beautiful ladies celebrate the end of the 2002 Beer Can Races in San Diego that were put on by Cortez Racing Association. No club gets their race results and race photos on their Web site as quickly - usually the next morning - than the Cortez Racing Association. Nothing is lacking in San Diego, which has great weather, beautiful women, an abundance of world class sailors, cutting edge yachts - all regularly upping the ante of the regular racing calendar."

Photo Dennis St. Onge

24 Days to Hawaii in a 19-ft Boat

August 15 - Hawaii

Bill Teplow, who departed Berkeley Marina on July 21 aboard his West Wight Potter 19 Chubby, safely made it to the Big Island of Hawaii last night, reports Joseph Oster of Bill's wife Naiomi was there to take his dock lines. Teplow told Oster that he did lots of 100-mile days once he got to the trades, and never really had bad weather. "The boat wasn't really tested," he said.

We'll have more on this story in the September issue of Latitude 38.

Orange Back on Pace for Around Britain Record

August 15 - Great Britain

After 12 hours of calm, Bruno Peyron's maxi cat Orange fell behind Steve Fossett's Around Britain record pace. But thanks to 35-45 knot winds last night, which produced average speeds in the mid-20s, the big orange cat is now 100 miles ahead of the record Fossett set with the 60-ft tri Lakota. Co-skipper Neil McDonald, who just finished the Volvo aboard Assa Abloy, is impressed with the big cat's speed. "I saw 42 knots of boat speed last night!"

Photo Courtesy Orange


August 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

Weather Updates

August 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 The National Weather Service site for San Francisco Bay is at

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 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:
For views of sea states anywhere in the world, see

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