At the 75th birthday party of his long-adored 8-meter Yucca Saturday, Sausalito’s Hank Easom explained that he really wasn’t in the market for such a boat when she was offered to him by SoCal broker Chuck Ullman back in the ’60s. But apparently it was love at first sight.
She’s been his mistress ever since, and has been a familiar contestant in a wide variety of Bay races for decades — often taking home a pickle dish or two.
At the grand soiree, several generations of past and present race crews were in attendance, in addition to shoreside admirers, and a who’s-who of waterfront characters.
Look for more on Yucca‘s long stint as a NorCal racing icon in the upcoming edition of Latitude 38.