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Let’s Go Sailing

It would be a crime to waste this weekend’s fabulous weather on anything other than sailing.

© 2009 Peter Lyons

The forecast for this weekend couldn’t get any better for Bay Area sailors. Highs in the mid-70s with 10-15 knots of wind — perfection! So drop whatever other plans you may have had and get your boat out of the slip, whether it’s having a little racing fun in a beer can, going out for a family daysail or jockeying for the best position for KFOG’s KaBoom fireworks display on Saturday night.

You don’t need to read Dale Carnegie to ‘win friends’ – just invite them sailing this weekend!

© Peter Lyons

If you find yourself shorthanded but still want to ‘get out the boat’, be sure to hit Latitude‘s online Crew List. You’ll find hundreds of sailors — racers and daysailors — eager to get out on the water, as well as skippers looking for crew. For example, you could call Teresa Pangelina, 52, of Hayward. Last fall she sailed aboard the Coast Guard’s tallship Eagle in the Parade of Ships, and caught the sailing bug. Teresa admits to "zero sailing experience" but says she’s not afraid of a little hard labor to earn her seat in the cockpit. "I’m looking to gain experience, get a little exercise and have some fun," she said. Teresa is available on the weekends and is willing to go just about anywhere on the Bay to catch a ride. You can find her profile and contact info on our Daysailing Crew List.

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