Sailing and watching tropical storm/hurricane Isaac

Posted By on August 27, 2012

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I spent part of Sunday afternoon checking on tropical storm Isaac and watching some sailing (America’s Cup Preliminary races in San Francisco Bay). The sailing racing associated with America’s Cup has certainly changed in recent years and I’m not sure I’m happy with giving up the 12-meter monohulls this past decade?

As for Isaac, the storm ran over the Florida Keys after a deadly pass over Haiti and Cuba. It hit as a tropical storm with strong winds and heavy rain, but not the hurricane damaging winds associated with an elevated higher category storm. Unfortunately after the last bit of island land, Isaac is predicted to build as it makes a northwest trek towards the gulf coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Hold onto your hats!


And since the radar images indicate that this storm is very wide, I checked a couple images from the marina and inlet where we keep our boat.

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Harbortown Marina-cam and the breakwall at Ft. Pierce Inlet on Sunday afternoon.


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