In September there were wildfires all over California... this one was more like a prelude to the real devastation. It was put out quickly by the local air team. These pics are taken from the Alameda Bike Bridge about 5 minutes from our house.
While Simon was taking his Level 1 coaching class at Inverness Yacht Club, Kari hung out nearby for a few days on a little Point Reyes retreat. They got all kinds of weather including 30+ knot winds and unmistakable liberal legend Robert Reich was on the premises.
Epic ending to the 2017 Opti Heavy Weather Regatta out of the St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco Yacht Club. It came down to the last race but Henry managed to fend off his good friend / South Americans roommate for the title, give dad the best 50th birthday / fathers day present ever.
Hoel beats Henry to the mark with the "lift of the day" at Lucky Cove on a very desperate-for-wind day. Sometimes the puff catches you by surprise, as evidence here. There is a cliff just behind me where I am videoing and the puffs come over with very little warning.
Collection of regattas in the SF Bay Area and down to Southern California. Henry won the Summer BAYS trophy for the second year in a row and the first with SFYC rather than EYC. Simon raced opti's and 420's. He qualified for the Bemis finals in San Diego and got 15th down there. He was also "honorably discharged" from optimist sailing following WCC's down at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.