Sunset Sail through the Gate on Saturday, May 10 - Everyone on wait list.

“Go west, young man”, and so we shall! Tides are great for departing SouthBeach marina at 10am, sailing straight out the Gate for hours and hours, and returning the marina around 9pm.  I am open to sailing on Saturday, May 10, if more convenient than Sunday. I have 3-4 positions open and there will be 5-6 of us on this sail. Everyone is on the wait list and I'll select 3-4 appropriate crew. I'll provide food and basic safety jackets, if needed. You'll provide the boat handling assistance, your preferred drink, and joy and happiness on a fun day/night sail.

 

We’ll enjoy the taunting, and other times viciously relentless, Potato Patch aka four fathom shoals, and a horizon populated only by the scattered rocks of the Farallon Islands. Cetacea is often entertained by marine mammals, her namesake, while underway.

 

We’ll view the sunset from off the continent and stealth-sail across the SF waterfront the last hour in darkness, if the summer wind patterns sync up.

Click on my profile photo to view the SV Cetacea.

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  • janet

    It was an amazing day! Thanks again to Kerry and the crew who made it unforgettable. Oh... guess I should thank the wind gods too. I paid my homage to the sea already!

    3 · May 12, 2014

  • Sailor D.

    Nice photos! Thx for posting them. Good to see people had so much fun.

    1 · May 11, 2014

    • KB

      Thanks, Sailor Dave, for organizing such a nice meetup venue for meeting enthusiastic sailors and hardy party people!

      2 · May 11, 2014

  • KB

    Peaceful? Tranquil? Relaxing? You must have been in a spa, haha! OK,,, the moments of terror, errrrr, "peaceful tranquility", when we were surfing in overdrive at[masked] knots, shredded the Genoa sunbrella even as the crew shredded their remaining dignities and surrended to the sea. Yes, it was a great sailing day in 22-25 knots, gusting to 41 mph (NOAA), and we made it 70% of the distance to the Farallones in a classic rough Potato Patch. Not a boat was sighted the entire 7 hours of madly racing the white-caps and roiling surf and urging Cetacea on to even greater demonstrations of speed and strength!

    5 · May 11, 2014

  • Wendy

    Short report: Excitement and relaxation in one safe, fun-filled trip.

    Longer report: Beautiful weather, beautiful and comfortable boat, compatible and amiable people, and a captain for whom no detail is too small for attention: we were fed, entertained, instructed in basic sailing terms, techniques and theories (don’t call it a rope!), reviewed safety procedures, adorned with safety devices and safety bling that would make the Coast Guard swoon, and even wrapped in warm clothing when the going got rough (and cold) out the Gate. Cetacea is a gorgeous boat and Capt. KB clearly enjoys sharing her with others.

    Water out the Gate was rougher than some anticipated (with resulting consequences) – but oh, what a fun ride! Half the enjoyment is watching others having a rollicking good time matching wits against the elements. We were haulin’ a** (“aft“ …what did you think I meant?) for a good portion of the sail. [..continued in second posting, due to size restrictions…]

    2 · May 11, 2014

  • Wendy

    [continued…] On the return trip we enjoyed a relaxing respite in Sausalito for (as suited each to her own) chilling out, warming up, cat-napping, recovery, sharing food, stories and ripostes, playing, and laughing a lot. Our thoughtful Captain brought food for the masses; and, when added to the food that the masses brought, we enjoyed a moveable feast. Stories (of which sharp-witted Capt. KB has many, and far-ranging), video viewings, and a skit ensued. We even spied an incoming boat eponymously named for one of our crew.

    An exquisite end to our adventures was the quiet night sail past the San Francisco waterfront and Bay Bridge, on a calm and crystal-clear night. [More instruction on placement of lights, their colors, etc. So much to learn!] Capt. KB pointed out some fireworks in progress on the other side of the bridge and squeezed in another story as we glided past the new Port of San Francisco location. It was so peaceful and the perfect end to a colorful day.

    3 · May 11, 2014

  • Sailor D.

    As a reminder, if you've been delegated a spot on the boat (if your RSVP is yes), and you don't show up (flake, no-show), you might not be able to remain an active member in the group. Actual sailing events are serious RSVP's.

    May 9, 2014

  • KB

    ??? The people have already been identified on the right side of this page. Nobody else on the wait list will join this trip.

    Thanks!

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to say no now. Sorry!!

    May 8, 2014

  • KB

    All sailing crew, both meetup and friends, are now selected. Thank you to everyone for your interest. I look forward to sailing with everyone on future trips!

    May 4, 2014

  • KB

    Wow, what a great response, and so many sailors that enjoy the ocean! I've identified a small group to join my existing crew and really appreciate everyone's interest. I certainly look forward to sailing with all of you this summer! Sail on~~~

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Hello. I am open to Saturday as well. I live in Mill Valley and will be here locally all weekend. Love to sail.

    May 3, 2014

  • Bill

    I'm good with Saturday if you change the date. Since I live in SoMa, I'm looking for day sailing and racing opportunities out of South Beach Marina.

    May 3, 2014

  • KB

    It appears we are competing with Mother's Day, for many people, and I expect we will sail on Saturday, rather than Sunday. Tides are earlier by 30 minutes, so we may depart at 9:00 am.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Philippe

    1. I started on dinghies (Caravelle, GP14, Laser, other boats, but mostly International 420s). In the mid-90's I took a course with Club Nautique /Alameda and passed basic keelboat. I have sailed quite often on two 26' sloops in the '00s.
    2. I have sailed out of the gate many times, mostly to hang around in the ocean swell... but also once r/t to Half Moon Bay, and a r/t out to the Farallons, plus 1 way Santa Cruz - Berkeley.
    3. I don't get seasick
    4. Absolutely, I prefer to participate actively

    May 1, 2014

  • KB

    Please join the waiting list and I will advise next week. No cost, bring own drinks and clothing.

    April 30, 2014

    • Jim E.

      Saturday would be the best for me, forgot Sunday was Mother's Day,

      May 1, 2014

  • Scherazade

    Can only go Saturday as Sunday is Mother's Day but thought I would try as I love this sail in the evening!!

    May 1, 2014

  • KB

    You're also welcome to click on my profile and send a private email with your answers.

    April 30, 2014

  • Rome

    1. Sailed a few weeks ago SF bay
    2. Yes through the Gate
    3. No sea sickness
    4. No

    April 30, 2014

  • KB

    The 4 questions did not show in the posting. They are:
    1. What is your general sailing experience?
    2. Have you been sailing out the Gate?
    3. Are you prone to seasickness?
    4. Are you available to participate as active crew?

    April 30, 2014

    • Jim E.

      1. Have complete ASA[masked], but it has been a few yrs since I have been sailing. 2. No, have never been out the Gate. 3. No, not prone to seasickness. 4.Yes available to participate as an active crew.

      April 30, 2014

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