Photos of the Day

October 9 - Fiji

Today's Photos of the Day are of the Musket Cove Yacht Club - and environs - at Malololailai, Fiji. What a terrific place! It has some of the clearest water in the world. The photos were taken by George Backhus of the Deerfoot 62 Moonshadow, who has since moved on to Auckland for the America's Cup.

Photos Courtesy George Backhus

Mexico Crew Party

October 9 - Encinal Yacht Club, Alameda

Tonight's the night for our Mexico Crew Party at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. If you're already on our Crew List, published in the October issue of Latitude 38, or if you're a skipper or first mate of a previous Baja Ha-Ha Rally, you'll get in for free. Everyone else pays $5. Please try to have exact change. It starts at 6 pm - no early birds please as the doors will be locked until then - and goes until 9 pm.

What used to be a relatively intimate get-together for Crew List participants has now snowballed into a huge event for Crew Listers, Baja Ha-Ha participants and veterans, transient and local cruiser headed to Mexico, sailors who hope one day to go to Mexico, you get the picture - come one, come all. There'll be munchies, T-shirts, liferaft and flare demonstrations, no-host bar and lots of like-minded sailors all thinking about cruising south of the border. We're looking forward to it and hope that you are too!

If you need directions, you can get them on our Web site or on the Encinal Yacht Club Web site.


October 9 - 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

October 9 - 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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