Key West Race Week Wrap-Up
January 29 - Key West, FL
Fast is the word for the talent and the hardware that showed up for the 15th running of the event this year called the Terra Nova Trading/Yachting Key West Race Week. Monday's weather didn't lend itself to speed, and Friday was a total bust, but fortunately the middle three days were more cooperative. A dozen Bay Area boats and quite a few from SoCal made the trek east, but the SoCal contingent beat out NorCal in the chase for trophies. In addition, an impressive number of Australians, Canadians, Europeans, Antiguans and Japanese participated, making this a truly international event.
For all the results, see www.premiere-racing.com/keywest/2002%20KW/kw_2002_index.htm. For Rob Moore's complete report, including profiles of the Bay Area teams, lots more photos, top finishers and award winners, see the February issue of Latitude 38, due to hit the streets Friday. We'll have more on Key West in Friday's 'Lectronic, but we'll be taking tomorrow and Thursday off.
Zsa Zsa, from the Bay Area
Father and son team Fred and Steve Howe
brought Kaizen from San Diego.
Another 1D35 from San Diego, KT's Choice, rounds a mark.
Above Photos Walter Cooper
The crew of the yellow boat from Orange County,
the Schock 40 Cita, were having a nice day.
Photo Walter Cooper
The Australian Mumm 30 Foreign Affair led their division.
Photo Rich Roberts
The crew of Masquerade, a J/105 from San Francisco, led by skipper Tom Coates (top)
Photo Rob Moore
Latitude 38 to Host Two Parties in April
January 29 - San Francisco Bay Area
If you're among the hundreds of Crew List Party-goers itching for us to finally figure out when and where the next party is going to be, you can stop scratching. The April Crew List Party will be held at Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco, on Thursday, April 11. So mark your calendars and be there or be left on the dock! For more on the Crew List and the ensuing party, see our Crew List page at www.latitude38.com/crewlist/Crew.html, or the February issue of Latitude 38.
The second big blast we'll be putting on in April will be the First Annual I've Been Around Party for circumnavigators, and if you've 'been around', you're invited. The party will be Friday, April 19, from 6 to 9 pm, at Pacific Sail Expo 2002 in Oakland's Jack London Square. All West Coast circumnavigators are encouraged to attend. We'll have more details as the event approaches. For our List of Circumnavigators, see www.latitude38.com/features/circumnav.html
There's more than one way to get around:
John Kostecki, skipper of illbruck, and Mark Rudiger, navigator of Assa Abloy, are making their way around right now as participants in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Kostecki Photo Courtesy illbruck/Forster
Rudiger Photo Courtesy Assa Abloy
In the last Whitbread around-the world race, Rudiger was navigator for skipper Paul Cayard, who seems to have the world at his fingertips, aboard the victorious EF Language.
Photo Carlo Borlenghi
Hans Bernwall of Scanmar (pictured here at Pacific Sail Expo) went around in the '70s aboard a 30-ft Alden cutter.
Photo John Arndt
Richard Case just completed a singlehanded circumnavigation aboard Suntrekka.
Photo Courtesy Suntrekka
In 1996, BJ Caldwell of Hawaii became the
youngest sailor to circumnavigate solo.
Photo Courtesy holoholo.org/caldwell/index.html
Lin and Larry Pardey
Jim and Diana Jessie
Photo Courtesy UK Sailmakers
Bea and Lowell North
January 29 - 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/
January 29 - 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 www.nws.mbay.net/home.html.
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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