|Departure:||Clipper Yacht Harbor|
|Arrival:||Clipper Yacht Harbor|
|Crew & Guests:||Julian, Colin, Beate, John|
|Weather:||Sunny, pretty warm for early March, 5kt to 18kt wind.|
Log: After a stormy couple of days, the morning looks promising for a sail. We arrived to find the marina filled with swamp colored water from all the run-off, but got going under skies that looked like we could see a shower or two. Fluky wind heading out of Sausalito, but we caught the breeze, the boat dug in, and we headed towards the Golden Gate in post-storm pacific swells. A few tacks more and we were out past the bridge and into some lovely ‘ocean’ sailing. Heading back under the Bridge, Beate at the helm (“bucket list item – sail a boat under the Golden Gate: check!”), we Jibed back and forth, avoiding a tanker and a racing fleet, down the City waterfront. A sandwich and an Olympic recovery drink (non-alcoholic beer) later, the wind had picked up to 18+, and we had a very comfortable (staysail) sail back over to Sausalito.
An excellent day, enthusiastic company, we were super-lucky with the weather, all heading off to dinner in the evening with respectable wind/sun burn.