The Far Side Of The Farallons

We finally made it to the Farallon Islands, rounding the southern island
in the morning of May 29, 2006. This was after a very trying evening
under heavily reefed main and staysail, with winds and seas conspiring
to put the entire crew “off their feed”. But survive we did, and the
morning found us in a position to lay the island on a nice beam reach.
We rounded the island and made it back to the Gate in time to catch the
end of the flood tide (for a change). Once inside the bay, we were
astounded by the number of boats that were enjoying a nice Memorial Day
sail. I have uploaded a Google Earth file showing our track, with
hourly waypoints that include our SOG and AWS.

Now, to get some sleep!

The Far Side of the Farallons


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