The only sailboat to greet Maserati as she entered the Bay after her record breaking trip from New York to San Francisco was a Laser! Okay, I'm lying, it was one of four. San Francisco, sailing capitol of the world? I think not.
Oh look, there's a seal. Pardon my pajamas, Miss. That's not a seal, that's a Laser.
Maybe it's the bourbon speaking (thank you Mr. Makers!), but I don't understand how it's possible for people who live on a penisula not to have a connection to the water. They can't all be from Topeka!
Hello Maserati. Benvenuti A San Francisco! Okay, so they came in on Saturday. I was stunned that the Bay was empty of boats to greet Capt. Giovanni Soldini and his crew aboard Maserati. I heard someone cry out from the beach, "Look, do you see the seals?" She was completely oblivious to this great event. But then again, the sailing community hadn't come out to witness sailing history.
Giovanni Soldini e Maserati battono il record della Rotta dell'Oro - New York-San Francisco via Capo Horn in 47 giorni, 0 ore, 42 minuti e 29 secondi - Maserati ha tagliato il traguardo alle h 18 31' 59'' GMT — at San Francisco Bay.
It's not a Laser! The Eastport Nesting Pram by CLC (Chesapeake Light Craft), Is this a better option than an El Toro, especially for a city dweller who has boats and assortment of boards in his shop, garage and side yard? Who am I fooling, I still want a Toro.
Here's a great video that takes you on a boat building journey from start to finish in 7 minutes.
Shades of Capt. Joe Schmidt and Dan Brazeltont! I wonder why sailors don't like the surf? Could it be that dark feeling of dread that in the next 30 seconds you will be inverted in your smashed Laser with water shooting out of your nostrils?
A rare sighting of a former Bay Area baby boomer's vehicle spotted outside my house.(The ones who migrated to the East Bay oasis of Berkeley and then followed their bliss on to New Mexico...sorry Carol Anne and Pat. You know the type I'm talking about.) I wonder, when does the message get lost in the woods?...Mind you, she still has empty space on her roof and sides.
Try and make it out into or onto the water this weekend.See you next week, after the Super Bowl. I'll probably be hung over win or lose. So please don't start mowing the lawn at 6 AM on Monday, That's right, I'm talking to you...you know who you are!
Marlin sinks boat! Actually, the captain screwed up:
"Not all the details are in, but apparently the captain began backing down on the huge fish, a common practice in big-game fishing when a fish is taking line. He puts the boat in reverse to chase the fish.
One commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of the incident said that the captain fell as he was backing down on the fish at full throttle. The boat took on too much water and, finally, there was no correcting the situation.
Marlin Magazine reported that the boat went to the bottom of the sea and everybody on board was rescued by the photo boat. And, of course, the fish got away. "
Those guys are going to have a hell of a fishing tale to tell. For some reason, I don't think the captain will be getting that many charters in the future.
What are they? Take a look at the photo, even though the horizon is tilted.
(note: I've got to speak to the photographer. He needs to learn the fundamentals of photography. Mind you...or mind me...since I'm writing this note to me. The subject matter of the photo is excellent.)