Thursday, June 23, 2011

Loving Audio Galaxy - Cloud Music

I have been using Audiogalaxy for a couple months now and I have been very impressed with this free service. There is something so cool about having access to your music where ever you go. My music library is way to large to carry with me, so AG solves the problem by letting me store over 100k songs in the cloud. Why wait for Apple, why waste time with Google and Amazon when you can have access to AG whenever. I do a 10 mile loop on my bike every morning thru canyons and hills and the music (playing on my iPhone) almost never skips or stops. You can also stream it using Airplay all over your house. Don't wait another day. Go get this awesome piece of heaven. If you have multiple libraries to draw from, set up multiple accounts and rock out!

Video of the Day

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cool Pics

Top pic is the shuttle lift off.

Awesome Sunset Sail

It's been a busy spring with weekends full of travel and activities since mid April. Had a chance for a sunset sail the other day and I took it. Got up to the boat around 6pm and the wind was perfect at 15-18 knots. Headed thru the cut in the Berkeley Pier with just a full jib up. We took off towards Tiburon and had a very nice run into the shadow of Angel. A tack there and then a run towards the city. Kona is on board and down below. Most boats have headed to the barn so I have the bay to myself. I tack once more and get ready for the sunset. Wind is still pumping but a little lighter now. Our boat just turned 30 years young and she is still an amazing sailing machine. The sun sets behind Mt. Tam and we head for the harbor for a nice little slumber on board. Summer is here and it's time for much more sailing in my future.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

AC Pitchpole - Opps!

Local politicians, dignataries and the the press got a close up view of the AC 45's racing across the bay. Shortly after the VIP's left the race course, this is what happened.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

AC Boats on the SF Bay

Getting excited about the America's Cup even though it's still 2 years away. This week, two of the 45' cats will be on the bay practicing and going over the proposed route of the race. Next year they break out the 75' cats that will be used in the Cup. This will be a nice appetizer! Here is some footage to wet your whistle!

Be Careful Out There

Our sailmaker Rui Luis of Rooster Sails passed over the weekend in a boating accident. He was moving from boat to boat and slipped into the Oakland Estuary on Sunday. Another boater saw him fall in and quickly came to his aid. Back on the dock, he was talking and responsive. He died shortly there after as his heart could not take the stress. I am so very sad. He was a great guy and helped me keep our sails in order. 48 years young and gone too soon. Rest in peace my friend. Make it a priority to be safe on the water and whatever you do.