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Misty on the Delta

You never know who you’ll run into when bopping around the Delta. While recluctantly working our way back to the socked-in Bay, we stopped in Potato Slough last night. As we neared a pretty little Aries 32, we realized that it was Misty, owned by Tiburon’s Bob and Jane van Blaricom. For the last 15 years, Bob has sailed the sturdy little boat all over creation and back, including a memorable trip to Alaska’s Prince William Sound which he recounted in the November ’08 issue of Latitude. He reported that Misty has been sold. "I sold it to a really great guy from South Africa," he said. "He’ll be coming up in September to take her cruising."

For one final ‘fling’ with Misty, Bob and Jane van Blaricom have spent the last week or so on the Delta, with one more to go. “We’ve been coming up here nearly every year for the last 50 years. We love it,” Bob said.

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While he may have sold his boat, Bob isn’t done with sailing. He spent part of this summer sailing up the Columbia River on a friend’s boat. "We made it as far as Beacon Rock but they were spilling so much water out of the Bonneville reservoir that we couldn’t make it any farther," he said. Having sailed all over the world for most of his life, Bob has a million more stories, many of which he told in his recent memoir Time and Tide. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a great addition to any sailor’s library.

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