Tag: Sailing San Francisco Bay

Bilge pumps, high-water alarm, cockpit table, Monitor Windvane, Liferaft

Bilge pumps, high-water alarm, cockpit table, Monitor Windvane, Liferaft

We have been knocking items off the to-do list over the past few weeks: Bilge Pumps The new Beta Marine engine made getting the bilge pumps, which are way, way down there underneath the engine, very difficult to access. They were both attached to the same steel 'stick', seated in the bilge, but needed the … Continue reading Bilge pumps, high-water alarm, cockpit table, Monitor Windvane, Liferaft

SailGP Weekend Sail

SailGP Weekend Sail

Departure:Clipper Yacht HarborArrival:Clipper Yacht HarborDistance (nm):28.0Engine Hours (trip end):66.7Crew & Guests:Julian, Colin, MarleyWeather:A good blow at 20+ Saturday - 5/4/19 We went sailing with Nick and Johnna on Scarlet Fire to get a view of the Sail GP boats sailing, but with a vantage point at the Alcatraz end of the course the racing was … Continue reading SailGP Weekend Sail

Easter Sailing with Liz and Scott

Easter Sailing with Liz and Scott

Departure:Clipper Yacht HarborArrival:Clipper Yacht HarborDistance (nm):24.5Engine Hours (trip end):65.5Crew & Guests:Julian, Colin, Liz & ScottWeather:Sunny, blowy (mostly), but chilly! Well, the summer weather pattern is back ... yea! It was bright and sunny, there was that icy San Francisco April through September chill, and it was blowing hard for the re-entry into the dock ... … Continue reading Easter Sailing with Liz and Scott

New Main and Stackpack Test Sail

New Main and Stackpack Test Sail

Departure:Clipper Yacht HarborArrival: Clipper Yacht Harbor Distance (nm):20.4Engine Hours (trip end):59.53Crew & Guests:Julian, Colin, MarleyWeather:Grey, reasonable wind A good sail out the Gate, past Bonita Point, and a taste of the ocean. Super-flat, nice breeze, and a flood tide to take us in (hit over 10 knots SOG). Warm for the time of year, but … Continue reading New Main and Stackpack Test Sail

Goodbye mainsail!

Goodbye mainsail!

Goodbye (35 year old) Mainsail Departure:Clipper Yacht HarborArrival: Clipper Yacht Harbor Distance (nm):15.6Engine Hours (trip end):59.00Crew & Guests:Julian, Colin, MarleyWeather:light wind, bright with some cloud Determined NOT to sacrifice the first nice day in a while to doing JOBS, we just installed the new anchor bow roller (10-minute job) ans went for a sail. With … Continue reading Goodbye mainsail!

Will, Maddie & Ellie – the sunny day of Thanksgiving.

Will, Maddie & Ellie – the sunny day of Thanksgiving.

Departure:Clipper Yacht HarborArrival:Clipper Yacht HarborDistance (nm):22.3 nmEngine Hours (trip end):52.15Crew & Guests:Julian, Colin, Will, Maddie, EllieWeather:Mostly sunny and not that cold, really! (better than yesterdays pouring rain. Log: Wi With Will, Maddie and Ellie visiting for Thanksgiving, we arrived at the boat on Friday evening to spend the night on board.  Having discovered the prism above … Continue reading Will, Maddie & Ellie – the sunny day of Thanksgiving.

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!