The crew of the Iolani after a fun, windy, and wet day on the San Francisco Bay - 1st place finish!
Celebrating the 12th annual Summer Sailstice with free onshore and offshore fun.
A little fun on the rail while enjoying the sun after getting soaked going upwind
Crossed the finish line, now time for an adult beverage.
Fashion show at the main with the very handsome Noah.
One of my favorite sailing clothing companies is Marina Yachting, an Italian clothing company out of Genova, Italy. Discovering their brand and falling in love with their spinnaker logo in 1997 in Varazze, Italy, I continue to hunt down their clothing. Their jackets are a must have and remain a classic in any wardrobe. If you are ever in the EU, check out their other shops: Henry Cotton's, Moncler, and coast weber ahaus.
To watch the well chronicled history of Marina Yachting starting in 1878 to present, click on this link: http://www.marinayachting.it/#storia. To view the video, select the HERITAGE link at the bottom of the webpage and enjoy.
The American Youth Sailing Force was handing out rides on their SL33 catamaran.
Boat building contest and race at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. You're given one day to build, launch and race your boat.
Here's the American Youth Sailing Force boat - Instead of having to 'turn' their boat or switch positions, they were both at the bow.
Photo with the winning team - Ian Andrews and Solomon Krevans
I am in this video! HA! I'm at the very end of the video taking a photo with the boys. What a fun group of awesome athletes. Must follow them on Youtube!
If you want to read a more detailed write up of the race, check out Sailstice Build-a-Boat Contest by Pressure Drop.
Photo by http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?3608-Sailstice-Build-a-Boat-Contest
That's us on the boat. What a fun race!
At around 8:30 at night, we took one of the 'made that day' boat from Alameda to Oakland to find a sailboat for a midnight sail to Marin.
I'm not sure if the boat was rocking because we were laughing so much or if it was really that unstable. We almost fell out 6 times before getting to the other harbor. Took us about 1.5 hours to get to the Knarr 30.
By the time we got to the Knarr, it was getting dark, but still warm out. The three of us were dress in flip flops, shorts, lifejackets and fully prepared for the next 5 hours of sailing at night.
Once landed, stoke was high.
Now off to find the Knarr and sail away to Marin. We got into Marin about 3:30AM. What a ride! What a moon!
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