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Shana in the Pac Cup

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Our intrepid bow-woman and all around chief Sancho Shana is sailing the 2012 Pacific Cup aboard Bequia, a Beneteau 411 out of Richmond YC.

As she put it “I finally get my own Hawaii race”.

Good luck and strong winds, Bagley. Give ’em hell Shanti style.

Shana Pac Cup 2012

Kaneohe or bust!

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


Sailing Babes

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Took Charlotte out for her first sail at 3 months 1 day old. Front pack plus inflatable vest for mom, nervousness and north bay flat water cruising for skipper dad. Help from Uncle Aron and friends Bob and winemaker Aaron. Pictures to (maybe) follow.

Charlotte’s first sail at 3 months

j/105 midwinters

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Raced in the j/105 February midwinter regatta with Racer X. Had some great Peruvian food in the city afterward with Phillip and Nicole.

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

The tightest knot

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Shana and Bob, sailing friends, tie the knot.


Fair winds and good holding.

Plus Sixteen in the doublehanded Pacific Cup

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Paul from the Olson 911 “Plus Sixteen”, who was a huge help in our TransPac Campaign (giving us a #4 jib, as well as a ton of helpful advice) is racing in the double-handed division of the Pacific Cup.

Plus Sixteen Blog

Best of luck, Paul. Stay safe, stay sane.

Update: Paul and Tony have taken 2nd in the double-handed catagory. Congrats!