I love to windsurf when I
have enough wind and time. I hope to see you on the water.
To find out more about windsurfing in the San Francisco Bay Area,
- The San Francisco Boardsailing
Association is a non-profit organization that addresses
concerns of the boardsailing community in the San Francisco Bay
- I find the SF
Windspeed Report most useful for deciding when to go
sailing at 3rd Avenue. Ken Poulton emails out his SF Bay
Area Windspeed Report three lists that allow you to receive it
hourly, hourly from noon until 6 pm, and whenever the wind is
over 15 knots. Find out more by going to Ken's information page.
More info on when to sail.
- Ken Poulton also has a wind_talk list where SF Bay Area
sailors post sailing reports, rescue reports, safety tips,
equipment discussions and list equipment for sale. Again,
find out more by going to Ken's information page.
An archive of the postings and other windsurfing information can
be found on Ken's
Francisco Bay Area Wind map by Jonathan Feinstein from the
USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and San Jose State University.
Tides and Currents.
- You can finally get that sneak preview of Crissy
Field and the Golden Gate as the Exploratorium camera has
been back up and running now for a couple weeks now. You
can also find it by going to exploratorium.edu
and click "new roof cam". The resolution is great and the camera
has a 25x zoom capability. Every 15 minutes, a series of preset
pictures are added to the archive, so you can see a recent
snapshot of the launch area or the sailing area even if someone
else has control of the camera. You can also view a series of
snapshots after the fact to see when the wind came up and when
it dropped. The camera is now controlled by only one person at a
time and you can tell when you are in control and how much time
you have remaining. The beautiful thing is that with the 25x
zoom and the ability to point the camera, you can really check
out details. If you double click on a spot in the picture, the
camera will recenter to that point.
Los Altos Robotics
- Robotics programs in the Los Altos area
Once a man has more than enough for
himself, only the fool measures his success in terms of coin and
treasure. ~ G Lane, 1997 writing about John
C. Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group.
Twenty years from now you will be more
disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones
you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the
safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain.
Last Updated on 17 Dec 2017