“After 16 days and plenty of fresh albacore, Jim Quanci and his crew returned Green Buffalo to her slip on C Dock at the Richmond Yacht Club,” writes Wayne Koide. “They were greeted and escorted back by enthusiastic RYC members in their boats near Pt Bonita. One transferred a bag of goodies to the crew of three. They seemed to enjoy the cannolis!”
“This journey commenced only six days after Jim had completed this year’s Singlehanded Transpacific Race from San Francisco to Hanalei Bay, in Kauai,” explained Wayne. “Amid the champagne and cheers of greeters surrounding his venerable Cal 40, smiling Jimmy Q. took it all in stride. He displayed what was left of his shy kite and a mangled block — he ran into one of eight squalls (in a 24-hour period!) as he approached within 600 miles of the Hawaiian Islands.”
You can look at the sailors’ tracks from five of the return deliveries here, including Green Buffalo. The other four are still offshore as of this morning.