Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Weekend Update

So I made it up to the SF Boat Show on Saturday morning and was able to see the Beneteau Oceanis 41.  This is the boat I hope to sail to New Zealand and Australia in 2018.  I will be on a bit more modest budget and pick up something from the late 90's or early 2000's.  What a fantastic boat.  3 cabins, beautiful cockpit and lots of storage.  I hope to purchase the boat in 2016 so still a lot of other boats to look at and consider.

 Saturday night our event company (Too Much Fun Club) put together a fantastic event for a local company for 250 guests.  Great food, casino and I DJ'ed the party.  I had those folks rocking!  Being an event planner is fun and challenging.  Also being the DJ is awesome because I get to interact with the party goers.  And play their favorite songs.  It was a great night.

Sunday we had a special day on the water.  Saturday was the famous Three Bridge Fiasco on the bay.  350+ boats on the water and they have to hit the marks at all three of the main bridges on the bay (Richmond, Golden Gate and Bay).  However, they can go any direction they want.  Saturday there was zero wind on the bay and the racers struggled to make even one bridge.  Sunday was completely different.  There was a light breeze when we hit the end of the channel and we were doing under 3 knots.  As we hit the Angel Island area it piped up and were were doing 5 knots in about 12 knots of wind.  Then it started hitting the high teens and we were doing 7.  Took out an old friend Jere and Arnie and John rounded out the crew.  Kona was along for the ride as well.  The difference in the wind was due to the first appearance of fog in
the the new year!  It came in slow and made all the difference in our boat speed and fun!  Another great day on the bay!

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