feel my skills were challenged by the conditions of the day. This was
my first sail out into mid-San Francisco bay.
In light air out of
Emeryville Marina, I made a succession of increasingly longer tacks
taking my out t6oward Treasure Island. As the clock closed on 1:00 PM,
the winds coming through the Gate begin to build considerably. THIS IS
SAILING!. Along the way I encountered Dave Meredith in his Com-Pac 19.
I had met Dave on my sail as crew on Pat Malone's "Festina Lente" on
October 30th of last year.
At times I sailed
beneath the under-construction Bay Bridge, taking a picnic lunch
aboard in the shelter of Yerba Buena Island. Back under sail, my last
tack on a Northerly course along the Eastern shore of Treasure Island,
me out into the central bay for the first time. I learned of the
shelter offered by Treasure Island in spite
of it's flat geography and low skyline . . . what a thrill to feel
Lazy Ka responding to the strong winds!
I then turned
east for a 30 minute run with the wind at my back to Emeryville
Channel, the marina beyond, and haul-out.