• Commodore Lucky

    On December 16th, 2016, I was elected by a majority of the Marina Sunday Sailing Club’s membership to...

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  • Sunday Sail

    January 25th, 2015. It was the first day out on Sea Quest with my three new partners. Since...

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  • A New Boat

    It was January 7th. My partners and I had recently bought a new boat — well, a boat...

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  • Caught in the Wind

    Last, Saturday, February 22nd, was a great day for sailing: the winds were beating a steady ten to...

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Sea Tales

Commodore Lucky

On December 16th, 2016, I was elected by a majority of the Marina Sunday Sailing Club’s membership to the office of the commodore. For that honor and for the rest of 2017, you can call me Commodore Lucky — lucky because I’ve been given the privilege of associating with the finest bunch of people I’ve…
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Sunday Sail

January 25th, 2015. It was the first day out on Sea Quest with my three new partners. Since I’d sailed (motored!) from Channel Islands Harbor to Marina del Rey, I decided to act as crew while my other three partners — Mark, Tracy, and Margaret — took turns at the helm. Despite the fact that there was very little wind, it was an amazing day. The sun was glorious, the company — my three partners and Geli — was spectacular. It was a relaxing day of sun and sail. Of course I did a few things around the boat. Let’s see, I ate, soaked up the sun, whale watched — we saw four! — and chitchatted with my friends. I can’t wait to get out there and do it again!

A New Boat

It was January 7th. My partners and I had recently bought a new boat — well, a boat that was new to us — in Channel Islands Harbor. After a few repairs at the local boat yard, it was time to sail her home. So, my wife and I headed out to Oxnard early that morning. The day was amazingly bright, the water was calm and deep blue. But, unfortunately, there was no wind. So, we powered up the iron spinnaker and headed south. Along the way, we saw three whales and, easily, one thousand dolphins. My wife was in sea-life-heaven. We pulled into Marina del Rey just as the sun was setting. A forty-five mile sail in just about eight hours. Fantastic!

Caught in the Wind

Last, Saturday, February 22nd, was a great day for sailing: the winds were beating a steady ten to 15 knots, with occasional gusts of up to 20 knots. True, it’s not the kind of wind where you’d expect to find the casual day-sailor. But, boy, it sure gets your juices flowing and your boat to…
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