Christopher Jette is the latest reader to discover a Golden Ticket in his Latitude 38 magazine. Christopher and his wife, Christine, are regular sailors on the Bay and enjoy offshore adventures whenever possible. Christopher learned to sail at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, where he raced Lasers, 470s and Lightnings. Later, while at college, he worked as a sailing instructor at Oshkosh Yacht Club.
Christopher takes up his story …
“We are the proud owners of a plastic classic, a 1977 Allied Wright Princess, Corinna. We got her in 2010 and have just returned to Coyote Point, eight years and eight days after leaving for the 2012 Baja Ha-Ha. We sailed slowly south in August 2012 and returned to the Bay in January 2013. After that our boat was in Alameda for a time, then Brisbane for the past several years.
“We get out on the Bay once a month for a long weekend and head down the coast to Santa Cruz, Pillar Point or Santa Barbara every year or so. Occasionally we charter, and have been to Brazil, the BVI (where we rode out a hurricane), Florida and Alaska. We were members of the William H. Seward Yacht Club when we lived in Alaska for two years. During this time we commuter-sailed our boat in San Francisco.
“Currently we are learning to sail with a toddler, baby Cai, adding a whole new level of skills to our sailing repertoire. My wife and I love to explore via our moveable adventure unit. I taught her to sail while I was in graduate school at UC Santa Barbara, so the Channel Islands occupy a special place for us. I’m looking forward to building a boat for and with the little one and hopefully sailing a Pacific Loop (or at least starting it) as a family in 2,201 days. So says the timer on my phone. [That would now be around 2,172 days.]
“As a composer I use data as the basis for compositions and am in the process of creating a system for translating the sailing journey into musical works.”
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