Last Saturday I raced on Brian Yates’ boat, Hakuna Mata. Shameless plug: it’s currently for sale, and has a great engine and set of sails. Anyway, we sailed in Silvergate Yacht Club / San Diego Catalina Owner’s Association. The weather started out gray and drizzly, a reminder of good times sailing in Puget Sound. Later in the race it cleared up and we were just in t-shirts, then the weather cooled down at the end as we beat back up the bay. We hit all points of sail and ran wing and wing for a bit.
Sherrie was at the helm for most of the race, a first for her. When we were running down past Naval Station North Island there was a funny looking boat off in the distance. I almost couldn’t believe my eyes, it looked like a pirate ship! Yes, it was a pirate ship. No need to man battle stations and get out the shotgun, they must have been friendly and just motored down the bay ahead of us.