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.
The annual fabulous Opti Heavy Weather Regatta at the St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco city front. Epic venue as optimist sailors race on the America's Cup course stretching from Alcatraz to the Golden Gate Bridge.
This year was especially exciting because Simon and Henry -- used to being the featherweights getting blown out at this venue -- both made it to the podium and were award by none other than Mr. Blue Planet himself... Kimball Livingston.