Photos of the Day

June 4 - Stockton

Photos Courtesy Parker Diving Service

Today's Photos of the Day are meant to be reminders to all sailors planning on heading up the Delta this summer that you have to be wary of vessels being operated by skippers with more horsepower than sense at their control. Diane Shipway of Parker Diving Service sent up these shots of a Fountain triple V-8 that went up on the levee on the Stockton Deep Water Channel, almost certainly the result of operator error.

Who Was That Intruder?

June 4 - Los Coronados Islands, Baja California

In the June 2 'Lectronic, Dwain and Nancy Lentz of the Tempe-based Hunter 340 Dancy report that their boat was boarded by an intruder while at South Coronado Island, just south of San Diego. Since they didn't identify what kind of intruder - who dove back in the water after a steak - some readers wondered whether it was a thief, a teenager, a local fisherman, or what. Our presumption is that it was a seal or sea lion.

One Last Race

June 4 - Honolulu, HI

Philippe Kahn's Santa Cruz-based TransPac winner Pegasus 77, an R/P 77, will be for sale immediately following July's TransPac. The price is $1.45 million. For details, visit

Pegasus 77 at the finish of the 2001 TransPac
Photo Sharon Green

Always Wanted to Try Sailing a Big Cat on the Ocean?

June 4 - Santa Barbara

We think the perfect circumstance would be during the Santa Barbara and King Harbor YC's King Harbor Race on August 1. This 86-miler is perfect: not too long, not too short, and it takes you from Santa Barbara on a reach around Anacapa Island, then downwind to Redondo Beach. Many people think it's the most enjoyable ocean race in all of California. Plus, there are great festivities at the Santa Barbara and King Harbor YCs before and after the race. As such, if there's enough interest, we'll put together a Profligate shared expenses group charter for the event, which would include staying on the boat July 29 in Santa Barbara, racing on the 1st, and in King Harbor on the 2nd. Given the delivery, insurance, and other expenses, figure on about $500/person - which isn't bad for a three-day sailing adventure you don't have to pay a fortune to travel to. If interested, email Richard.

Photo Tom Lyons 


June 4 - 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

June 4 - 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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