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Quixote first bay sail

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

First SF bay sail of S/V Quixote. Brian and Bambi, Kevin D and Elizabeth D, Betsy and Mel, and of course Heather and CBug. Eli brought a nice bottle of Roederer to toast and casually christen.

Up to the gate reaching, outside to bash a few ocean swells, gybe, gybe, gybe, grab a mooring ball for beers and lunch at Alaya cove, back in time for dinner.


Jon and Brian

Mid Bay

Under the Golden Gate Bridge

Backing down to mooring

all pictures (c) Bambi


BVI economic stimulus special

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

HKE and I took a (hopefully well-deserved) week off and headed back down to the BVI for a week of cruising with my brother Mike and his wife. We rented a Beneteau 352, the smallest boat I’ve ever chartered.  It turned  out to be a perfect size for two friendly couples, and really economical with the “captain’s discount” and the “holy crap no one rents sailboats during great depression 2.0 discount”.

Swim, sail, anchor, snorkle, drink, sail, anchor, drink, snorkel, drink, swim.

spare halyard

The spare halyard put to good use

marina cay

Marina Key

usual misery

The usual misery

marriage counselling

Marriage counseling

Ayala Cove overnight

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Shanti, Heather, and I joined Bob, Shana, KDP, and Helen aboard Charisma at Angel Island for a night out on the mooring balls. We should really do this more often.

Eagle came out for the day, which made it even more special.




Saturday, we had a great hike up to the bluff above Racoon Straits, and watched the start of the Single-Handed Transpac. Good luck and god bless, guys.