I had a few sails on the bay prior to 1984-5 but sailing hooked me in early 85 when I moved to the lagoon at Foster City. I started windsurfing on the lagoon after a friend gave me a windsurfer that he was not using. The sailing was fast and fun and it was right outside my door. I would eventually start a windsurfing club and travel north and south to find wind. Since then I have had a sunfish, a dory sailboat and now my 30' Newport. I love everything about sailing. Being outdoors, seeing the beautiful vistas from the water, and sharing it with friends. Especially the beauty of the SF bay and ocean.
Last night was a great example. I took off at 5pm and most folks were already done for the day. The coast was clear and the wind was in the low 20's. Kona and I headed towards San Rafael on a nice hour long tack. On our well balanced boat and a little jib out in these conditions, it is very relaxing to sit behind the dodger out of the wind and let the boat sail herself. She does a great job once you get the right amount of sail out. We did a few tacks towards the city and then headed in as darkness fell. Here is to another 30 years of sailing the bay and well beyond.
Amazing skim board surfing!