Date: Sunday October 30, 2005
Event: I crew on Pat Malone's "Festina Lente" (#2666) out of Encinal Ramp on the West side of Alameda Island; 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (4 hours of sailing time.)
w/ In Potters: Don Person (Sarah Anne); Ken Buong & wife; Mark & Terry Johnson (P-19) plus Dave Meredith sailed down from Emeryville to join us in his C-19.
Winds: 6 to 8 knots; not a cloud in the sky—Sailed in shirt sleeves . . . AGAIN!
Weather: Clear with good winds all day
  Pat Malone & Jerry Kergan aboard Pat's "Festina Lente" (PHOTO: Don Person)Today is outing #2 for me on a Potter. While my boat is still laid up for the want of an outboard motor, this wonderful group of Potter sailors are generously sharing a ride on their boats.

I am out of the house a little before 8:00 A.M. to arrive at the Encinal ramp, Alameda, to meet up with Don Person and others for a day on the San Francisco Bay side (west) of Alameda island. First arrival is Pat Malone who gives me a step-by-step lesson on his set-up. I accept Pat’s invite to sail with him for the day.

Dave Meredith sailed down from Emeryville to join up for lunch. (PHOTO: Jerry Kergan)And what a day it was! The winds were constant all day at 6 to 8 knots; not a cloud in the sky; we sailed in shirt sleeves again . . . so far, I know no other kind of sailing!

From the ramp we sailed through the jetty of the retired Alameda NAS, then to Lunch stop at the deli at Ballena Bay Marina, Alameda. The short return sail from Ballena Bay to the ramp got boats out of the water a little after 3:00 p.m.