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Photos of the Day

July 24 - Montserrat

Most of us are fascinated by rare natural phenomenon such as active volcanoes, and it's a great experience to sail near one. In the case of Montserrat, gliding beneath the ashen smoke of 3,000-ft Chance Peak is an eerie reminder of the awesome power of nature. It erupted catastrophically in 1997, displacing two-thirds of the island's inhabitants. Today, Montserrat's capital city of Plymouth is reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie.

Photos Latitude/Andy

Ha-Ha Paid Entries up to 40

July 24 - Baja Ha-Ha World Headquarters

The folks over at the Ha-Ha report that they've filled requests for 156 entry packs and received 40 paid entries for October 30's Baja Ha-Ha VIII from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas with stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. In previous 'Lectronics, we've listed the first 20 entries, herewith are entries 21 through 30:

21) Charisma / Andrews 56 / Dave Sallows / Union City
22) Lancía / Baba 40 / Brent Peterson / Bainbridge Island, WA
23) Wassail / Pacific Seacraft 34 / Colin Banks / Everett, WA
24) Cappuccino / Ericson 38 / Donald and Mary Lou Oliver / San Ramon
25) Raven / Sundeer 64 / Jan & Signe Twardowski / Gig Harbor, WA
26) Seasilk / Hylas 46 / Ed & Becky Scripps / Los Altos
27) Wilderness / Aerodyne 38 / Jeff Rothermel / Manhattan Beach
28) Southern Run / Wauquiez 43 / Robert & Patricia Clark / San Diego
29) Windraker / Mason 43 / John Decker / Sunriver, Oregon
30) Felicità / J/120 / David Snames / Berkeley

The Ha-Ha folks are pleased when they get return entries, so it's nice to see that Jan and Signe Twardowski have signed up again. Here's what they looked like during the Ha-Ha, and later at the Banderas Bay Regatta. We're looking forward to more good times.

Photos Latitude Archives

For more information on the Baja Ha-Ha, see http://www.baja-haha.com/.


July 24 - 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 http://www.bitwrangler.com/yotreps/

Weather Updates

July 24 - Pacific Ocean

Hurricane Dalila

Boasting of 70-knot winds, Hurricane Dalila continues to parallel the coast of Mexico a safe distance offshore - but is creating great surf. See http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/e_pacific/2001/index.html.

Hurricane Dalila
Graphic Courtesy Unisys Weather

San Francisco Bay Weather

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/.

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/stuff/southwest/swstmap.shtml.

Pacific Sea State

Check out the Pacific Ocean sea states at: http://www.mpc.ncep.noaa.gov/RSSA/PacRegSSA.html.
For another view, see http://www.oceanweather.com/data/global.html.

We're in the final throes of deadline for the August issue of Latitude 38, so this is short, and we may not have a 'Lectronic edition tomorrow.

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