Tag: Golden Gate Bridge Sailing

Big Tides, New Chartplotter

Big Tides, New Chartplotter

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  11.2 Engine Hours:  1.0 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, and a not too miserable Marley Weather: Sunny and the breeze finally filled in. Log:  Saturday was spent removing the old electronics equipment at the helm, and installing the new binnacle mount and chartplotter, which required a trip home to … Continue reading Big Tides, New Chartplotter

Berkeley bound and backing in

Berkeley bound and backing in

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  15.6 Engine Hours:  1.5 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin. Weather:  Light wind, sun and a surprising chill. Log:  We had more motivation than wind this morning, and with Marley off for the day to get a haircut it was an opportunity to sail without scaring the poor thing, but … Continue reading Berkeley bound and backing in

Spinnaker Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge

Spinnaker Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  26.8 Engine Hours:  1.5 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Marley Weather:  Warm, then cool (repeat), light wind Log: Really pleasant weather - calm enough we dragged Marley along for the ride - but enough wind to get going.  Headed out the gate and returned under the Golden Gate Bridge … Continue reading Spinnaker Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge

How not to settle in for the night in Sausalito. No it is not Boundless!

How not to settle in for the night in Sausalito. No it is not Boundless!

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  6.8 Engine Hours: Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Marley Weather:  Super light wind Log: After a couple of jobs (bathroom light, fres water washdownt inline cut-off, mast check for electronics), including sending Colin to the TOP of the mast, headed out for a sail, but the wind was super … Continue reading How not to settle in for the night in Sausalito. No it is not Boundless!

Flat water out the Gate (not Fake News)

Flat water out the Gate (not Fake News)

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  15.4 Engine Hours:  1.5 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Jeff & Farrah Weather: Reasonable breeze (light) but mysteriously calm out the Gate. Log: Probably 7 years since Jeff came for a sail, so it was time.  He and Farrah stopped by on their way down to L.A. (driving).  We … Continue reading Flat water out the Gate (not Fake News)

Fleet Week (avoided)

Fleet Week (avoided)

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  13.0nm Engine Hours:  2 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Weather:  Warm and sunny - nice blow in the afternoon Log: Fleet week, and looking to avoid the Bay crazy, and try a bit of close manouvering picking up buoys in Angel Island we made a detour from Raccoon Straights, … Continue reading Fleet Week (avoided)

Spinnaker out the Gate

Spinnaker out the Gate

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  26.9 Engine Hours:  1.5 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Weather:  light winds, warm Log: Fun day straight out the Gate with the intention of getting far enough out that we could get the spinnaker sorted.  Not much wind, but there was a big rolling swell, and after doing way … Continue reading Spinnaker out the Gate

Dodging the Victory Ship

Dodging the Victory Ship

  Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  16.8 nm Engine Hours: 1 hour Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Weather: Really flat water (strange) wind lighter than usual. Log: We had big plans for going out the Gate, but when we got up things were well socked in, so leaving a little later than we expected … Continue reading Dodging the Victory Ship

Short sail on the Long Weekend

Short sail on the Long Weekend

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  16.2 nm Engine Hours: 1 hour Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Marley Weather:  Pretty warm (but not the heatwave of the weekend) Log: After installer the shower drain pump assembly (for the second time, and after rejecting the first sump option installed last weekend), we set off with the … Continue reading Short sail on the Long Weekend

Sail ‘n then … Projects

Sail ‘n then … Projects

Departure:  Clipper Arrival:  Clipper Distance (nm):  11.1 Engine Hours:  1 Crew & Guests:  Julian, Colin, Weather:  Sunny & windy Log: We wanted to take the boat out for a spin, and headed off fairly early, knowing we were going to have to get back to start on the various projects on the list.  We weren't … Continue reading Sail ‘n then … Projects