Archive for May, 2010
Current condtions: 75 F, partly cloudy, wind E @ 6 kt
As some may know, I will be doing this year’s Pacific Cup race to
Hawai’i not on my own boat, but on VALIS, skippered by Paul Elliott with
a crew of 6, including intrepid fellow-blogger Edward of EVK4 SuperBlog. I’m using this
first post to explore ways to blog to NSL using minimal bandwidth by
posting text-only messages via email, which is possible on WordPress.
Posts are then pickup by a separate service and put on my facebook page,
for those that follow NSL there.
Right now, this involves setting up a cron job on my hosting provider, a
new thing for me. If it works I have some ambitions to automatically
fetch weather maps from some government sources.
Above should be a pic of VALIS heading out the gate. It’s going to be
an awesome adventure!
Found on Sailing Anarchy:
Then, I saw the mast and a blue, Newport 30 on the sand right up against the north side of the HB cliffs. No sign of the skipper. But, there were two lifeguard vehicles on site. The sails were still up, the dinghy was attached (barely) and the rudder was broken. A lot of scenarios that could have lead to this.
News story here.