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Hot, Pleasant Weekend Sailing on San Francisco Bay

If you were fortunate enough to have access to a sailboat this past weekend, San Francisco Bay was the place to be. Lots of people agreed, as the only-somewhat-cooler temperatures on the water and mostly gentle breezes inspired them to cast off the docklines. It was simply the best you could do to avoid the heat-wave swelter ashore.

Speaking of heat waves, this X-412 just got on the water and gave a wave to whoever was passing by.
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Cool and calm in Tiburon
At 90 degrees, it was a full 15 degrees cooler on Raccoon Strait than in San Rafael.
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The J/105 Mamaluc was part of San Francisco Yacht Club’s Saturday fleet race.
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How nice does it look aboard the J/105 Blackhawk?
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John Sweeney Chance 55 Glory
John Sweeney’s Chance 55 Glory was out and lookin’ good.
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Regatta shot
You might think this is a shot of a race. In fact, we think only one of these boats was racing. The rest were just sailing.
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Worth 40 Freedom
Jib Marten’s Worth 40 Freedom was enjoying the warm, fresh breeze.
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Rail down
While it was never too windy it was rail down for some.
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Swan Song
This solo sailor aboard Swan Song was just taking it easy in Raccoon Strait.
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In the past, the Contessa 33 Warwhoop has been King of the Beer Cans, but on Saturday she was taking it easy at anchor in Richardson Bay.
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Saturday was a pleasant prelude to a wild and electrifying Sunday morning, when rare lightning, wind and rain appeared across the Bay. We were happy not to have the tallest stick in the harbor that night. As far as we know, it all passed without too much damage on the waterfront before clearing again for another warm Sunday afternoon. The heat wave looks likely to continue right through next weekend. If you’re lucky, you’re one of those who don’t have to wait until next weekend to sail again. It will be nice all week long. If you were out and have some sailing shots to contribute, please send them to [email protected].

1 Comment

  1. Mike Weaver 2 years ago

    Be sure to check in with Chuck Hooper about his wild and crazy early Sunday am on Richardson Bay!

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