Paperwork in Paradise
August 16 - Puerto Vallata
Cruisers planning to visit Puerto Vallarta this season should be happy to learn that Karl Raggio, the well-liked former harbormaster of Marina Vallarta, now has a new role in assisting the cruising community. Working with Juna Arias - the "paperman" - at Paradise Village Marina, Karl will be on hand to expedite cruisers' clearance paperwork.
Having worked for more than a decade as Marina Vallarta's head honcho, Karl is both well known and well respected. He'll now be working in close proximity to his longtime friend, Dick Markie, manager of Paradise Village Marina, and his capable staff. Dick's staff maintains a high caliber of professionalism and courtesy, and Karl should fit in perfectly. As Dick puts it, "Karl's priceless knowledge of the local area, congenial attitude, ever-present smile and get-done-on-time attitude fit perfectly with the Paradise Village Marina reputation."
The Paradise Village Marina team. Left to right are:
Dick Markie, Manuel Castro Vargas, Rose Mary Rodriguez Medina,
Juan Pablo Arias, Gena Markie and Karl Raggio.
Ha-Ha Entries Pour In
August 16 - Baja Ha-Ha World Headquarters
Here are paid-up entries #26-52:
26) Vanadis / Wasa 38 / Terry
Anderson / Tacoma, WA
For more on the Ha-Ha, see their Web site at www.baja-haha.com.
August 16 - 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/
August 16 - 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/. The National Weather Service site for San Francisco Bay is at www.wrh.noaa.gov/Monterey/.
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/Maps/Southwest.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