NSL goes racing

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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.

5 Responses to “NSL goes racing”


  1. 1 Buck

    Rock on! Very cool, and congratulations.

  2. 2 David

    Wow. For a first time out racing, it looks like you hitched a great ride!

  3. 3 Anonymous

    Those Sailing Anarchy names might not mean much to anyone here!

  4. 4 David

    Nor does your name mean much, Mr. Anonymous.

  5. 5 Edward

    Both Sailing Anarchy names mean something here. I’ve corresponded with Cazza and think you picked a great guy to race with. As crazy as that forum is, if you ignore a few twits, you really can meet some interesting people in “real life”. Half of the people on the Pac Cup that I know are through SA.

    Great ride you got, that’s for sure.

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