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Potter Yachters ‘Clear out the Haze’

We’ve been saying it for months: “Small-boat sailing is on the rise.” This week we received a letter from Potter Yachter Jim “Goose” Gossman, a regular Latitude contributor and small-boat enthusiast. Jim and some friends took to the water last weekend for some much-needed sailing time.

“Conditions last Sunday were perfect for clearing out the haze without stressing out our spouses,” Goose said.

Grace lomond on the water
The Nimble 25 Grace under sail. Goose says the group has been “doing more overnights of late,” which requires less rigging and launching.
© 2020 Pat Lopez

“Fellow Potter Yachters George and Rebecca Corrigan launched their Montgomery 15 and got a guest slip at Loch Lomond Marina, which, unlike many marinas, is still welcoming boat-in visitors.

“Wind and water conditions in this part of the Bay are well-suited for our small boats, with many fine daysails within reach.

Potter-Yachter and Mai Tai
George and Rebecca Corrigan from Benicia cross paths with Mai Tai, aboard their 1983 Montgomery 15 Upbeat.
© 2020 Goose Gossman

“On Sunday we were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful Cheoy Lee 25 Mai Tai, which, as it turned out, was on her maiden voyage after an extensive refit. She is owned by Pat Lopez of Loch Lomond, and is a sweet ride.”

Mai Tai in San Rafael
Mai Tai looking mighty fine.
© 2020 Goose Gossman

Goose also shared that two weeks ago, six Potter Yachters got together for “a fine sail around Red Rock and East Brother Island.”

“In a couple of weeks, several of us will brave Angel Island and the Slot while overnighting in Marina Bay. We are so grateful for any water time these days,” he added.

Nimble 25 in wheel house
Don’t be deceived by the motorboat-looking interior. This is inside Grace‘s wheelhouse.
© 2020 Goose Gossman

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