Saturday, March 26, 2011


It was a cool afternoon on the water but the Admiral and I logged 20 nautical miles today. Winds were a consistent 12-16 knots from the west and the water was a chilly 56 degrees.  Bob Marley entertained us. I think he would appreciate this picture.

This has nothing to do with our sail today but it's a cool pic.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3rd DAY OF SPRING 2011

A 15 knot westerly, a gennaker. a little sunshine and good company took us down the San Clemente coastline. This all took place after Bullseye and The Ranger spend the morning at Doho catching a few waves. This year is starting off on the right foot. LET'S GO SAILING!

Monday, March 21, 2011


The Ranger, and his sidekick Bullseye, joined the capt for a short, exciting and windy afternoon. With reefed main and genny, winds clocked up to 24 knots. The south wind swell mixed with the prevailing west ground swell for a rather confused but exhilarating sea. The sun did prevail later in the afternoon and the crew plans a morning surf session tomorrow before another day on the water.

Bullseye totes a mean Taser.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Post Tsunami Sail

Sailor Dan, Miss Laura and the capt enjoyed 8-11 knot winds and a yummy homemade bean dip along the San Clemente coast.

Unidentified flying object? No, just our kite. Flew it while underway for the first time.

Friday, March 11, 2011


We have called and emailed Jackpot in Maui and have been unable to make contact. My guess is they evacuated and are in the highlands. We'll try their home phone later this evening. Aloha.

Mother Nature Is At It Again

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Haulout

It's been six years since the bottom has been painted. This morning she was hauled out. The work will be completed today. She'll be back in the water first thing tomorrow. Let's go sailing!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Sunday Afternoon

The sky was overcast, the air was chilly and the wind blew 10-16 knots from the west. A perfect day for the Admiral to catch a few winks.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1975 - 1986

Great years for the Admiral and the capt as we sailed our Hobie 16 from the marina in Dana Point. The cat was tricked out with custom rudders, a double trapeze set up, a righting system etc., etc. Jackpot was working at Murray Marine in Santa Barbara so he kept us abreast of the latest hot upgrades. The capt even made a passage to Avalon back then. Fall was always special when the warm off-shore Santa Ana winds  blew. Nothing like a "Hobie Day". Let's go sailing!