Photos of the Day
November 15 - Colon, Panama
Today's Photos of the Day come from John
Rader, who writes: "On October 16, we transited the Canal
from the Balboa YC to Colon - which is east to west despite the
fact that we were going from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The
first photo shows the crew celebrating an uneventful passage
aboard Blue Bell. They are John Rader and Catherine Wilkinson
of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Dufour 45 Cohabitat;
Susan Rhodes of the D.C.-based Bristol 41 Blue Bell; Shana
and Doug Moler of the Seattle-based Freya 39 Anitra; and
Ted Rhodes of Blue Bell.
They look just like normal folks, don't they?
Kenna's Affect on San Blas
November 15 - San Blas, Mexico
Paradise Village Harbormaster Dick Markie
sent us the accompanying photographs of San Blas, Mexico, Ground
Zero of last month's hurricane Kenna smashing into mainland Mexico.
The devastation from such a powerful hurricane was tremendous,
as many of the already extremely humble homes had their roofs
torn off and walls knocked down. However, Markie credits the
Mexican Army and Navy with doing an excellent job of responding
quickly with food and other basic supplies. Many of the Ha-Ha
participants donated clothes, which were taken to the mainland
on Profligate for distribution in San Blas. We'll have
more on relief efforts to this wonderful little area of Mexico.
Boat Massacre Continues in Route du Rhum
November 15 - Atlantic Ocean
The other tri's dropping out are
Karen Facconier's Sergo Tacchini, which had a structural
problem that caused the mast to fall, and Bayer Crop Sciences,
which is also having structural problems. With everyone still
more than 2,100 miles from the finish, another 24 hours of rough
weather is expected. Already contestants are questioning the
timing of this race, which is held every four years.
Alinghi Advances to Semi-Finals, Oracle BMW Closes in Also
November 15 - Auckland, New Zealand
Photo Franck Socha/Louis Vuitton Cup
Photo KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron
Wind Howls at Turtle Bay
November 15 - Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay as during calm times of the 2001 Ha-Ha
November 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 http://www.bitwrangler.com/yotreps.
November 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 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