Monday, 30 August 2010

Sailing the Bay

We're anchored outside Sausalito, which is one of the world's sailing hotspots. The docks are interesting, with few powerboats and a lot of rare and well-designed sailboats. I've even felt my fascination for sailboats renewed, so this entry is just mainstream boat porn.

San Francisco Bay is also very windy in the sailing season. A typical day would start grey or foggy, with little or no wind, but it will all change when the sun burns through around noon. You should expect 25-35 knots on a daily basis.

We took the rest of these pictures on a Sunday, from our anchorage. The boats kept coming in, and the gusts gave a lot of speed and action.

The Bay Area also has an active class of Folkboats, and this is the well proven design that predates the Contessa 26. This wooden specimen is a gem.