Photos of the Day: Everest Horizontal
July 25 - Bermuda
More America's Cup Class Action on the Bay this Weekend
July 25 - San Francisco Bay
Six America's Cup class boats have already started racing in this weekend's Il Moro Cup - saluting the first of the IACC designs - on San Francisco Bay. If you caught the Sausalito Cup last month - see accompanying photos - you know how spectacular these boats are.
They will not be sailing an America's Cup course, but rather a tour of the Bay: From the front of Angel Island to near Yellow Bluff, to the Golden Gate YC, to Blossom, up the Cityfront, to Elephant Rock off Tiburon, and back to the finish near Yellow Bluff. There are great viewing opportunities from onshore and on the water. If you're on the water, please give the boats plenty of room, as they are very fast - and very dangerous.
For more details, visit www.challenge-series.com.
Express 27 Back in Production
July 25 - Christchurch, NZ
It seems a little crazy to us, but one of the late Carl Schumacher's finest designs, the exciting Express 27, is going back in production. In Christchurch, New Zealand, of all places. The photo to the left shows what one looked like in the recent Silver Eagle Race.
Fossett to Try for Jules Verne Trophy
July 25 - English Channel
Ending speculation, Steve Fossett has announced that he'll be going after the Jules Verne Around the World Trophy this winter with PlayStation, his 120-ft Morrelli & Melvin catamaran. Despite owning 10 of the 13 fastest sailing passages, Fossett has never won the Around the World, which he considers the most important.
Also taking another crack at it will be Olivier de Kersauson with his maxi-tri Geronimo.
Any Santa Cruz 70 Chutes in Your Garage?
July 25 - Sausalito
Latitude is looking to buy a couple. Email Richard. But please, no half ounce chutes.
July 25 - 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 www.bitwrangler.com/psn.
July 25 - Pacific Ocean
San Francisco Bay Weather
Check out this guide to San Francisco Bay Navigational Aids: http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/sfports.html.
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