Saturday, June 29, 2013

Very Cool Surf Vid

Had a great sunset sail on Thursday.  Got up there about 4pm and headed for the cut in the pier.  On a port tack to Angel in perfect winds with just the jib pushing us along at 5 knots.  Head up on the deck with Kona for a bit as it was warm and sunny.  Tacked towards the city for a perfect run.  Couple of ships in the distance but no worries.  Nice sunset and then back in about 10.  Still having some fuel issues so had to sail into the slip.  Good times indeed!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Both AC Oracle Boats Racing in the Fog

Joke of the Day

An elderly man in Louisiana had owned
a large farm for several years.

He had a large pond in the back. It was
properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed
it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe
courts, and some apple and peach trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to
go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been
there for a while, and look it over.

He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to
bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices
shouting and laughing with glee.

As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of
young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

He made the women aware of his presence
and they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him,
“We’re not coming out until you leave!’

The old man frowned, “I didn’t come down here
to watch you ladies swim naked or make you
get out of the pond naked.”

Holding the bucket up he said,
“I’m here to feed the alligator…”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fuel Problem Fixed

We have been dealing with an ongoing fuel problem and finally got a fix over the weekend.  There were several times where we thought we had it but again the problem came up and the engine would not start without a bleed.  In the end, it turned out to be a clog in the pick up line inside the tank.  I cut the fuel line (no fuel in the line) and blew back into the tank and viola, she is purring like a kitten.  Spliced the line back with a coupler and we are off to the races.  Great news as I hope I will not have to use my bleeding skills for a long time.

Pics of the Day

Great White in the House

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Sailing to the Giants Game

Went out on Tueday with my best friend from my childhood, Andy and his daughter Lexie.  We hit the water about 4pm with a long port tack to Angel Island.  Telling stories about our days at UNLV and growing up to Lexie.  She is going to be a junior at UNR this year.  Tacked in 20 knots with the jib only.  Nobody out so we let the boat do the steering.  Made it past Treasure and towards the city front.  Under the bay bridge and the winds came up a bit.  Really great sailing.  We have a slip reserved and head in.  Some tailgating and then we were off to see the Giants play the Blue Jays.  Giants won 2-1 and now we are headed back.  The winds are in the high teens and we went with just the jib again.  Close to Treasure, we raised the main and headed home.  I had not done a night game in several years as we get home sooo late.  Over the last few years, it has been day games with awesome sunset sails.  However, I really enjoyed our safe transit and it was great to be on the bay at night again.  No traffic and we can park closer than any cars. Go Giants!

And a little Green Flash to boot!

Kiteboard Champions Racing in SF this week

Here is a video taken by John Navas of the North American Kite Board Championship being held this week off the tricky waters of the St. Francis Yacht Club and Crissy Field.  Johnny Heineken will be defending his title and his Yachtsman of the Year award from 2012.  Don't even get me started on the fact that a kite boarder won the sailor of the year.  Really? 

Here is a quick interview with Johnny.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Ever see one of these?

3. Southern Right Whale Dolphin

Southern right whale dolphins are small species found in cool waters far south. They have no visible teeth or dorsal fin but they still leap out of the water gorgeously.