Happy August everyone. My boat partnership of 17 years is in it's last month. I took out the new partner for a sail on Sunday and it was bittersweet. I am getting ready to purchase a larger boat for a trip to Australia in 12 months. I have had so many excellent sailing days on this Newport 30. Trips up the delta, Napa, ballgames and all the friends and family I have taken for a sail. Right now I have about 3-4 sail left this month. I am attempting to hit all my favorite spots on the boat I love. Last Monday was Sam's Restaurant in Tiburon. On Sunday, it was a trip to Angel Island and some bocce. I am hoping to head to Sausalito for a weekend in a few weeks. And then it will end. I have a very busy next few weeks including Burning Man. It will be a sad day when I turn over the keys. Here's to the 1000+ days I spent sailing her around the bay. I depart with hopes that this 1981 edition has another 30 years or more of sailing days ahead of her. Bon voyage my friend!