Photos of the Day: Master Mariners Regatta

May 28 - San Francisco Bay

Today's Photos of the Day are from Saturday's windy, foggy Master Mariners Regatta. For more photos, a full report and results, see the June issue of Latitude 38, hitting the streets on Friday.

Photos Latitude/JR

One Area Where the French and Brits Lead the U.S.

May 28 - United Kingdom

You can say this for the French and Brits, they haven't been afraid to support their women sailors with the best boats at the highest levels of sailing competition. It's old hat with the French, who have been giving the top boats to the likes of Frances Arthaud and Isabelle Autissier for many years - and gotten spectacular results. More recently, the Brits have supported their women sailors, most noticeably Ellen MacArthur, who responded by becoming the 'Queen of the Seas' for her tremendous singlehanded performances. So it's no small surprise that Emma Richards, another Brit, has just now been able to acquire Graham Dalton's Open 60 Hexagon for the upcoming seasons of competition. Nice going to the Brits, and good luck to Emma.

Emma Richards

Aurora Crosses Atlantic to Lisbon

May 28 - Lisbon, Portugal

Mark and David Bernhard, and parts of their families, plus crew, have just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, from Antigua via the Azores aboard their Northern California-based Catana 582 catamaran Aurora. They started the 2,335-passage on May 5, and, after a 24-hour stop in the Azores, arrived in Lisbon on May 25. They had some good days - 256 miles on the second day - but some fairly windless days also. The two families had bought the cat from the factory last year, sailed across the Atlantic in the ARC, and are now headed back to the Med.

A Catana 582
Photo Courtesy 

Not All Who Go to Antigua Sailing Week Go to Race

May 28 - Antigua

Although the above mentioned Mark and David raced aboard an X-452 belonging to some Europeans during Antigua Sailing Week, others just came to watch and enjoy more leisurely fun. These included Devan Mullins of Newport Beach and his charter group aboard an F/P 46 catamaran.

As you can see from the photos, while they enjoyed looking at the big yachts - including at least one J Class boat - at Falmouth Harbor, they mostly enjoyed just kicking back in the ideal sailing conditions. But what's the deal with the Latitude toenail polish?

Photos Devan Mullins


May 28 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace

Who is out making passages in the Pacific and what kind of weather are they having? The YOTREPS daily yacht tracking page has moved to

Weather Updates

May 28 - 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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