Spring sailing has been spectacular. Sailing at all this year is a big step up from this time last year. There’s also been some intense breeze, intense fog, and many brilliant, crisp blue evenings. The St. Francis Yacht Club Wednesday Night Woodies has seen it all. Sean Svendsen mentioned they’d actually done the almost-never thing and canceled two Wednesday evening races because of too much breeze! We stopped by the waterfront last Wednesday, and it was about as perfect as the Bay can dish up. Nice breeze, flat water and perfect evening light.
It’s already Wednesday again and it looks set to be another perfect (don’t jinx it) evening. If you can never get enough of elegant white triangles against a bright green (fading fast) backdrop, the riprap by the St. Francis YC is a great place to find a comfortable rock, pull out the telephoto lens, and enjoy the show. It will be ebbing this evening so the winners will be trying to get close to shore and close to you.
Despite the opportunity to now eat and drink indoors, with the weather willing we can’t think of a better place for some hors d’oeuvres and a drink ‘on the rocks.’ If the evening is warm, open the white; if it’s chilly, open the red.