Nothin’ but Blue Skies

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for sailing… blue skies, light winds, and good spirits.

We left Sonoma with snacks from Whole Foods (including 4 bags of Kettle Chips… you can never be too prepared) and set off to Tiburon Yacht Club, about a 40 minute drive.

This was my first sailing adventure! I was a bit nervous, not so much for the actual sailing, but I was nervous about whether or not I would enjoy this activity that my husband LOVES. Also, we’re planning to raise our first baby (expected arrival in January!) with a love for the water and adventure. So not only was this my first sailing experience, it was really OUR first sailing experience.

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Once we got to the club and brought our supplies on board, it was time to raise the sails, and learn all kinds of interesting boat lingo.

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Up goes the main.

Husband is a true sailor, and knows his stuff. Papa P (father-in-law) is our fearless leader. They make a great duo.

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Off we went! We set sail for Richmond Yacht Club, where we were meeting with Sis-in-law, Ter.

I got to steer on the way! Can I brag a little bit? Apparently, I’m a natural. I think the provisions helped out.Image

The winds were pretty quiet for a good leg of the trip to Richmond, but I did manage to get the boat up to 8.3 knots for a split second! I’d say we averaged about 5knots except for a few doldrum patches.

We got some great views along the way.

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Once we got to Richmond Sis met us for lunch. I snacked on a tuna sandwich, castelveltrano olives, and guzzled water. Everyone else had rotisserie chicken and chips. I don’t know if it was the lunch, or the warmth of the sun, but I had a serious case of the Sleepies after eating. Or maybe because I have a tiny human growing inside of me, who knows.

A friendly boat neighbor at the RYC informed us that one of the America’s Cup races had been cancelled just a few hours prior in the SF Bay due to such high winds… I think somewhere around 25 knots. We passed by the bay and saw the fog and winds from a distance.

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Here we go out of Richmond Yacht Club. Like I said, it was a gorgeous day.

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We got back to Tiburon at about 4:30 I think. We packed up pretty quickly and headed back to Sonoma for dinner and couch time. Hubs and I were both pretty beat, but so, so happy.

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