All in a days Work

All in a days Work

Departure:  Clipper
Arrival:  Clipper
Distance (nm):  15.5
Engine Hours:  1
Crew & Guests:  Julian, Milan Zivkovic
Weather:  Grey but warm enough, wind 10 – 20 knots (but super fluky down Racoon Straights)


After a work meeting in Palo Alto, went to the boat with my colleague from work, Milan, who has a fair bit of sailing experience, and headed out for a sail.

Over to the waterfront,  around Alcatraz with a good ‘slot’ following wind, and around the top side of Angel Island for the first time on Pistachio.  I expected the wind to die in the lee of the island, but it waited until Racoon Straights to turn quiet and fluky.  Motoring a bit to get us out and back into the slot, we found a good reach over to the City again before deciding it was time to clock off work, and head for dinner.

Third sail in a week, and I’m a happy camper, and great to finally share some boat time with Milan after talking about it for many years.

And … still amazed how quick this boat is.  Seems like it’s a constant 7+ knots without really trying.


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