Flashgirl’s Homecoming

Flashgirl is home after a decade in the South Pacific.

It wasn’t what we’d call an ideal photo op, but somehow Nancy Tompkins’ camera managed to record this shot of Flashgirl returning through the Golden Gate to her Sausalito homeport on Wednesday night.

© Nancy Tompkins

In July, while anchored in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Warwick ‘Commodore’ Tompkins’ beloved Wylie 39 was struck by lightning. The pretty red girl was partially sunk and all her systems destroyed.

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 5, Spaulding Marine Center in Sausalito will host a benefit BBQ/party, ‘Float Commodore’s Boat’, from 2 to 6 p.m., to raise funds for Flashgirl’s refit. Beer will be provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company. Billy D will be the opening musical act; the Waterfront Pickers will play from 3:40 to 5 p.m.; Ramblin’ Jack Elliott will close the show.

A $50 donation is recommended. To RSVP Call (415) 332-3179 or email info@spauldingcenter.org.

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