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October 29 - A Glamorous Beach in a Mediterranean Climate

A modeling photo shoot in St. Tropez? The Bahamas? Nope... Schoonmaker Marina in Sausalito.
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US Sailing Crowns Men's and Women's Champions

October 29 - Mooresville, SC

After four days of racing at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC, US Sailing crowned the 2003 U.S. Men's and Women's Champions. Zak Fanberg, Eugene Shmitt and Kippy Chamberlain representing Bay-Waveland Yacht Club of Mississippi won the Mallory Cup Men's Championship. The women's team of Joni Palmer, Meredith Dodd, and Carrie Carpenter representing Deep Creek Yacht Club in Maryland received the Adams Trophy for U.S. Women's Champions. The Men's Championship was sailed in Highlanders, the Women's in Flying Scots. Rolex Watch U.S.A. sponsored both events.

Fanberg, Shmitt, and Chamberlain won the event 22 points ahead of the second place team of Keith Taboada, Russ Schon and Stu Challoner of New Jersey. The winning team also received the Staton J. Peele Jr. Sportsmanship Trophy, as did Tom Lawton, Mark Aspland, and Sean Murphy of Lake Norman Yacht Club, NC. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club Trophy for demonstrating superior seamanship while underway and at mooring was awarded to Mark Itnyre, Dave Bolyard, and Ian Trotter of Seal Beach and Southwestern Yacht Clubs in SoCal. Our own Area G was represented by Vaughn Seifers, Nick Nash and Jim Wheeler of Richmond YC, who finished tenth out of 12 teams.

The women's team of Palmer, Dodd, and Carpenter took the lead after the fifth race and by the end of the second day of racing, they were leading by one point.
After the final day of racing, Palmer and her crew won by a total of two points, defeating the second-place team of Kirsten Cummings, Moni Lampe and Stacey Szabo who represented Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. Our Area G team consisted of Elissa Hall of Richmond and Amy Arden and Janice Young of Butte Sailing Club, who finished tenth out of 11 teams, partly due to a DNF in the second race.

For photos and more, see www.ussailing.org/mallory, www.ussailing.org/adams and www.ussailing.org/pressreleases/2003/AdamsMalloryPost.htm.


October 29 - 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.

Weather Updates

October 29 - 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

The site for the Pacific Ocean sea states has moved to http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/PacRegSSA.shtml.
For views of sea states anywhere in the world, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data.

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