Category Archives: Boating

Take Me There…

I am down by the water again. And I am young. Very young. I can hear the seagulls and the sound the wakes of passing boats make against the bulkhead, perfectly timed and mesmerizing. There’s the smell of the old … Continue reading

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They’re Back……….”Patience” Wins 1st in the 2013 Corinthian Yacht Club Midwinters, Division C and 1st in the 2013 Rob Moore Memorial Race, Division C

During January and February I liberated Patience, my 23′ Ranger, from her slip in front of my office and aided by several friends, participated in two beautiful, spirited weekends of sailboat racing on San Francisco Bay. Once again the Corinthian … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Wow!  I can’t believe 2012 has flown by and I haven’t posted anything since last January.  But it was an amazing year at Oceanic with a great deal happening so updates were sadly neglected.  Of course that meant I didn’t … Continue reading

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Racing Corinthian Yacht Club Mid Winters

This past weekend, January 21-22, I participated in one of the largest regattas on San Francisco Bay at the Corinthian Yacht Club. Although I have owned my Ranger 23, Patience, for over 22 years, I had not raced her since … Continue reading

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Night Lights

With winter’s chill upon us, one of my favorite holiday boating experiences is a night cruise to see the Christmas lights at various marinas and yacht clubs. The Friday before Christmas I coerced my friends, Glenn and Mary Beth Hall, … Continue reading

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Big Wheels Keep “A-Turnin” (Most Times)

“Breaker, Breaker, Yacht Roller? You got your ears on? Big Wheels wants to know.” “Ten Four Big Wheels.  This is Yacht Roller.  Come on back now.” “Yacht Roller? Big Wheels here.  I heard your kitty cat is sick.” “Affirmative Big … Continue reading

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They’re Back!

This year’s salmon season is in full swing…finally!  It’s making up for the last few years of reduced catches and closures while diminished stocks rebounded.  Every afternoon I have watched enviously as salmon laden anglers disembark from returning party boats … Continue reading

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