... is to go sailing. I have allot to learn still.
Went sailing in the SF Bay last weekend. I can clearly see I need to develop an actual sail plan for the changing conditions on the Bay. I also should spend some time to understand the tides, currents and wind patterns.
We were out having some fun with an intended sail from Richmond to San Fran for an evening. Got caught in some unexpected wind (15-25 knots), developed a tear in the main sail, That coupled with to large of a jib, 6-8 foot swells at 8 seconds in a 2-4knot current made for some excitement in getting the boat back under control.
Spent the evening in docked at a guest slip near the city, had a pleasant dinner at an Italian Cafe on Chestnut street. Motored back to Richmond. All in all a good weekend with a lesson on bay sailing thrown in without asking.
Was this on Saturday? Sunday was breezy too. I was sailing out from Sausalito and through Raccoon Strait and in the afternoon it got pretty breezy. there was a Hobie 16 race going on and lots of capsizes, Coast Guard was pretty busy.
Tricky thing with the bay is it can be decieving. You can go out in the morning and not even have enough wind to sail at all, then all the sudden about lunch time it can get crazy.