By John Arndt | January 24, 2022 | San Francisco Bay Area | 2
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.
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.
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!
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.