Memorial Day Dash

Memorial Day Dash

Departure:  Clipper
Arrival:  Clipper
Distance (nm):  18.1 nm
Engine Hours: 45 mins
Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin.
Weather: Pretty chilly, grey and gloomy away from Sausalito, with sustained 20+ winds, gusting 25 under the Gate and in the slot.

Log: 

We spent Friday night aboard, and woke up to a bunch of jobs (fixed the leaking hose from the forward water tank again, installed a fire port to the engine compartment, and generally checked around).

Returning to the boat for Sunday night, we headed for a quick sail on Memorial Day.  After starting with some docking practice for Colin, we headed towards the gate and battled the current (and a container ship right under the bridge) to get out the Golden Gate.  Turning around, we flew back under, hitting 10 knots,  close reached across to the city, and close reached back (tide!) and called it a day.

A good sail – brisk!   The boat seemed really balanced and performed well under double reefed main and jib, even if she did get swamped by the wash from the container ship – a wave over the bow, and water in the cockpit.

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