Archive for July, 2013

Thanks Captain Mark

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Quixote is still laying at the Del Rey Yacht Club waiting for our August cruise. However, the YC needed to move us to a different slot.

Rather than fly down to LA just to move a boat 300′ in the same harbor, I called around for a delivery skipper willing to help me out.

I was lucky to find Captain Mark Abel, who cheerfully took her out, ran her up and down the harbor a bit to “stretch her legs” and dropped her off in the new slip. All for a price that can be paid at the YC bar. Thanks Mark!

Definitely recommended:

S22 Press

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Nice cover shot and write-up on

Winning form on Oreo in the Santana 22 Nationals. © 2013

Santana 22 NAs

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Raced the Santana 22 North Americans aboard Garth’s boat “Oreo”. We won the series with a 2,2,3,3,1 record. After the first day, Michael Andrews (the six-time NA champ) was in first with the very well-sailed boat “Bonito”.

There were no throwouts, so we just sailed as hard as possible the second day and had our two best races of the series. The lighter air (relatively speaking) let some other boats come up into the mix and gave us the opportunity to put some points between us and Bonito.

Hiking Hard Tuna 22 style

Oreo Crew