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.
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.