I assembled this a few years ago because even I forget some of the boats and events I sailed. Still fond memories; and still making more.
I just finished the International Masters Regatta at the San Diego Yacht Club with a group of old sailing friends. I had not worked the bow of a boat since the 1977 America’s Cup. I suppose this event constituted “coming out of retirement”.
The marine layer (fog) never burned off today. there was a chill in the air all day. Given San Diego’s reputation we were shocked. The wind was about the same strength from the same direction. Racing was tight. The boats seem to be very equal.
We ate bagels from Einstein Bros Bagels for breakfast. After my experience at the Einstein in Grand Junction, Co. I was ready to go back.
After the formalities of the skippers meeting and photographs we raced three races. Sailing in the waters in front of Shelter Island and downtown San Diego. 12-15 knots of air from 290 degrees.
Practice day at the International Masters Regatta at the San Diego Yacht Club. We are sailing J 105s wit crews of 5 people. So many old friends are here.