PICYA Championships

July 16 - San Francisco

Results are in from last weekend's PICYA Big Lipton/Larry Knight/Little Lipton/Admiral's Cup. They should be posted on www.picya.org soon. In the meantime, here's a teaser:

In the Big Lipton (PHRF 48-99), Bill Melbostad of San Francisco YC driving the J/120 El Ocaso with 1,2,2 squeezed by Kim Desenberg of Richmond YC on the Beneteau 40.7 Mojo Rising with 2,1,3. In the Larry Knight Class (100-156), the SFYC again emerged victorious, with David Walker's Custom Mull 32 The Shadow winning 2 out of 3 races. Little Lipton (157-206) went to Island YC and Dan Newland's Hawkfarm Redhawk. The Admiral's Cup featured a three-way tie between Michael Mathiasen of IYC sailing the 24-ft Killer Whale Dulcinea and the Tuna 22s Soliton, RYC, Mark Lowry, and perennial winner Summertime Blues, SFYC, Tim McGowan, with 6 points each. Dulcinea won the tiebreaker.

Check out our photos and coverage in the August issue of Latitude 38 too!

Georgia, a Van de Stat 40

Don Wieneke at the helm of the J/105 Orion

Photos Latitude/Rob

John Super chases a couple of Tunas in
his Islander Bahama 24 Constellation

El Ocaso
won the Big Lipton

Jocelyn Nash driving, Chris Nash waving,
and crew aboard El Gavilan

IXXIS, Jammin' Too
and The Shadow on the run

The Shadow won the Larry Knight


July 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/

Weather Updates

July 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 at: http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/RSSA/PacRegSSA.html.
For views of sea states anywhere in the world, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data/.

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