New Years starts at the Rose Bowl Regatta

PCISA Rose Bowl at Long Beach, which has become a favorite venue. Simon skippering for Alameda High School. Henry stayed home to sail 29'ers.

EYC takes BAYS to the South Bay

This winter's BAYS was different.... we had multiple classes (c420's, 29'ers, Lasers, Opti's) and we towed them out of the estuary to the South Bay. These pictures are from Saturday and it was perfectly nice sailing weather. Sunday was gnarly so we don't have pictures (only rescues.)

High School Sailing at Treasure Island

First a warm-up Norcal regatta with Simon crewing for Henry and then PCISA Golden Bear Regatta (thank you Cal Sailing Team!) with the Socal teams.

Mobile shot collection

All shot with Samsung Note 8, no filters applies.

Elvstrom/Zellerbach at the St. Francis

Simon racing club 420's on the San Francisco Cityfront with Jonothan Andrews. They got 2nd.

High School Pacific Coast Championships

Another trip to Long Beach for the high school final with Simon and Henry as Alameda skippers. I think they wound up 12th.

Congressional Cup

While they were racing FJ's I walked over to the Belmont Pier to check out The Congressional Cup, a famous match racing regatta based out of Long Beach Yacht Club.

[Coming soon]

Henry and Simon raced a lot of regattas in 2017. These two bookended the summer.

Opti Heavy Weather

Epic ending to the 2017 Opti Heavy Weather Regatta out of the St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco Cityfront. It came down to the last race but Henry managed to fend off his buddy / S. Americans roommate Ryan for the title, gifting me the best 50th birthday / fathers day present ever. More awesome than that, though, was commuting over via our RIB from Alameda to StFYC with Henry, Ryan, and Ben... who were all three leading the regatta at some point(s) during the regatta. You bet they are keeping score out there! Intensely competitive when racing but on the commute they were just good friends having a great time. Very mature attitudes about competition.

29'er Nationals and World Championships

Both Nationals and then World Championships were held by the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club on the end of The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA. This was the largest gathering of 29'ers in the western hemisphere ever!

Simon and Henry were coached by Skiff Squad. Their first coach of the 3-week odyssey was Sterling who used to be the owner of our boat, as was his sister Olympian Paris Henken (who came by to visit the boys and ol' #510 w/ the grey hull. Eventually they were coached by David who is a world class 49'er sailor and practices up in our neck of the woods.

Our team -- light as they were -- sailed very well. Alamitos Bay YC puts on great regattas and that place couldn't be friendlier. We got the bonus of being background extras in episode of Criminal Minds, swimming in the local 50m and Alamitos Bay, and kayaking across to Ballast Point for growler refills.

Here's the second, much LARGER gallery. Most of race pics are from 29'er Nationals.