As Saturday dawned clear and sunny with a forecast of strong winds, vendors set up their tents and tables at Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply‘s first annual Spring Fling. The event was a great success, with sailors and vendors from around the Bay coming together to meet and greet, and share their wares. Fortunately the wind waited until almost the very end and no tents were blown over, and we didn’t see anyone having to chase their leaflets or business cards throughout the day. Instead attendees were treated to expert advice, special deals, and even hamburgers.
Registrations are open now! The challenge is to maintain speed through the shadow of Angel Island, find the best combination of wind and current past the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and East Brother Light Station, and then avoid the mud shoals on the east side of San Pablo Bay.