Monday, December 30, 2019

History of Windsurfing - The Movie

I started windsurfing in the early 80's.  I had moved to the Bay Area from Carmel and was driving across the San Mateo Bridge when I saw a windsurfer cruising alongside the bridge.  I had been surfing for the last 12 years and was blown away by the speed this guy was going.  In '84, Peter Conmy lent me his board and I mastered it on the Foster City Lagoon where I lived.  Soon I was heading to Coyote Point on my Bic.  I soon purchased a faster board and was ripping the Delta.  I even started a windsurfing club called Windpower with 20 other like minded folks.  One of the many highlights was a midnight sail with glow sticks on our masts.  Finally, I purchased a high end board made for the bay and I started sailing a few times a week on the bay.  Flying across the water at 20 knots was the highlight of my summer!  Sailing in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge and all the bay traffic really got my heart pumping.  After I started sailing keel boats on the SF Bay in 2000, my windsurfing ended.  But during those great days at 3rd Ave in the 80's & 90's, I was living the windsurfing dream!!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Mates that Joned Us on the Voyage!

Ed and Yvonne (SB and HMB)
Sue and John
Lisa (SB and Cabo)
Andy (SD x 2)
Connor (SD and PV)
John (SB and PV)

Skipper and Mate Start Running into Things During Sex Romp on Luxury Yacht

A deckhand who enjoyed a drunken sex romp with her skipper while sailing a luxury superyacht from Brisbane to the Gold Coast admits she "did the wrong thing".
However, 26-year-old Cheya Handley pleaded not guilty in the Southport Magistrates Court to risking the safety of people on board when she was sailing the 80-foot (25-metre) Crystal Blue on March 3 last year.

The boat's skipper, 46-year-old Jeremy Piggott, has previously pleaded guilty and was fined $4000 for recklessly contravening his duty to ensure safety.
The pair were returning the boat after a charter trip and began drinking before having sex.
"Yeah, I did the wrong thing, drinking on the job. I should have known better, I screwed up big-time," Handley admitted in an interview with a maritime safety inspector played to the court.
"We were chatting, laying down, looking at the stars and then got it on."
The court heard the skipper repositioned one of the yacht's CCTV cameras a number of times throughout the night, so it wouldn't capture him having sex with the stewardess.
While they were "getting it on," the Crystal Blue hit a channel marker at Long Island around 11.20 pm.  Further south at Steiglitz, the vessel struck a moored yacht.

And with that my friends, we award them bonehead move of the month!  And it's only the 3rd of the month!