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Sunday at the San Francisco Bay Waterpark

Sunday on San Francisco Bay was as pleasant as it gets — though a little more breeze would have been helpful. Regardless, the Bay Area’s centrally located waterpark provided many sailors with another warm weekend escape.

Without much breeze to tempt a sail, we decided it was a good day to head to the pump-out and continue on for a brief Sausalito waterfront tour. We spotted boats attempting to sail, others motoring about, and others sitting idly at the dock, but still looking good in January afternoon lighting.

Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer strikes a mellow pose on a placid January Sunday.
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Bird Boat Skylark
The Bird boat, Skylark, is pretty dockside too.
© 2022 John
Bear Boat #65
Bear Boat #65 making the most of breeze to avoid the clatter of the outboard.
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Good Samaritin
The Hunter Passage 420 is being a good Samaritan to fellow windseekers aboard the Corsair 27 trimaran Dolphin Spirit II.
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Foil boards
Foil boards passing port-to-port in the Sausalito HOV lane, which is available to single-occupancy electric vehicles.
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The Pearson Triton (Ariel – see below),Orinoco Flow, is unruffled on the calm waters of Richardson Bay.
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Summers coming
January was likely warmer on the Bay than we expect it to be for Summer Sailstice 2022, which is now just five months away on June 18.
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The quiet Sunday was a quiet follow-up to a warm, breezy Saturday. Weekends like this past one are why sailing instructor Brian Cline wrote in our January issue that fall and winter are among his favorite times to sail in the Bay Area. More to come.


  1. Dale Land & Michelle Hunter 2 years ago

    We sailed our Beneteau 361, “3rd ENCORE” out of Brickyard Cove Sunday morning around 11AM, found fair winds, 10-17kts. (apparent) on our way to Angel Island for lunch then a hike around the Island in the warm January weather and then a late afternoon return with a young couple aboard who had missed the last ferry to Tiburon, they were very thankful for the “rescue” boat ride and to the local BART Station afterwards!

  2. John Arndt 2 years ago

    Busted! We confidently called out the pretty, blue Orinoco Flow as a Pearson Triton. Humbled once again. Reader John Wimer emailed to correct us letting us know it’s actually a Pearson Ariel. John grew up sailing Miranda pictured below, with his dad, Dick, and twin brothers, Mark and Luke.

    Pearson Ariel 26 Miranda

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