Today was something of a landmark for me — my first-ever real sailboat race, and what a ride it was! Thanks to schoonerman and owner CazzaRanda, I was able to crew on the Flying Tiger 10m Centomiglia in today’s Sarcoma Cup, a pursuit race around the Bay from Berkeley, round Alcatraz and Angel Islands, and finishing in Richmond. The photo above show us as we left Racoon Straight headed for the finish. (I’ll certainly be buying a print to hang at home.)
I had a great time and learned more in a day than I would in 10 day-charters to nowhere. Pretty cool to see double digits on the speedo, too. A warm thank you to all the crew for their help and patience with a racing newbie.