Maltese Falcon in SF Bay

The Maltese Falcon is visiting the San Francisco Bay, and it was anchored off Sausalito as we were headed up to Richardson Bay for the weekend. This is an incredible 289' boat.

And a picture Steve took of her during our race Saturday on Escapade:

Jacob at the helm as we sail across the slot:

The mainsail makes a decent hammock, it seems:


Jacob and Ginger on the Sunfish

Jacob borrowed a sunfish from his SeaScout ship so he can hone his sailing skills - and of course he had to take poor Ginger for a ride.

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Old Salt's Regatta

On Friday, May Second, our boat Jane'O arrived in Redwood City. When we arrived, the Jane'O crew helped set some of the regatta stuff up. Then the Jane'O crew left and went back to the boat to get ready to raft up to the S.S.S. Challenger. We left the dock and headed to raft up to the Challenger. We made it the Challenger crew and I (Jacob) started to clean up our boat to make it look nice. We finished and left to eat dinner. We left there and went to bed. In the morning, we the Challenger crew left to eat breakfast, then we left to start the events. We finished all of the events and that night some of the Challenger crew went to the dance and after that we left to go to bed. In the morning we went to the award ceremony and Challenger crew got Extreme Clipper. Then at noon, Jane'O and the crew left back to our Marina. Then we slept for the rest of the day.


Redwood City Sea Scouts Bridge and Bowl!

On Saturday March 1st the SSS Challenger crew and I worked on our boat. We started at 9:00 and finished at 5:00. then we got ready for the bridge. We got to the bridge and helped set up. The Redwood City Sea Scouts got on the land ship and got our awards. After the bridge we got ready for bowling. We bowled until about 11:00, then we all left for home. I got an award for apprentice. It was a fun day, other than working on the boat, which is very tiring.


Paradise Cove

Sean from S/V Adventure showed me Paradise Cove in 2006 when we had a guys night out on his Catalina 42, so it seemed like a good place to anchor for the night when Megan came down. (Happy Birthday Megan!).

Jacob was on SSS Challenger for a weekend cruise so wasn't with us, but we buzzed Angel Island and waved to him as they were docked at Ayala Cove. They were going to join us at Paradise Cove for the night, but went to assist the USCG on a distressed vessel near the San Rafael bridge and ended up staying at Richmond for the night.

Here's a few pictures of our trip back on Sunday. Not nearly as sunny and warm as we had hoped, and we have a fancy Balmar alternator that seems to be failing and took out it's V-belt as we were right in front of San Francisco. It's times like these I'm glad we've got two engines. We kept motoring along under one engine while I was down in the engine room repairing the other one.

I'm not sure if Ginger at the helm counts as having capable crew on watch:

Megan bundled up:

Some various scenery pictures:

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Anchoring out in the South Bay

It was a gorgeous warm February day, so we anchored out in the South Bay for the afternoon and enjoyed the sun.

But first, I took this opportunity to calibrate the autopilot fluxgate compass. I thought I was handling things just fine, but Ginger felt like she needed to come help.

Then Ginger went to go help Chris in the same way...

Arus just hid from the fire breathing diesel-powered Yanmar dragons:

And some pictures for the O'Neil's of Sean's dog:

Jacob takes the dingy for a spin

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