My mom came to visit over the holidays and we went out on Nathan's boat.
Nathan's writeup is here: http://blog.pierb.com/2013/12/#mizzen-spinnaker-present-2013-12-22
There was very little wind but we did try to fly Echappée's new spinnaker (and Express 27 spinnaker! Yay!) - the ebb current was so strong that the minute we hoisted the sails and stopped the engine the boat went backward which made my mom laugh of course...so much for two SF Bay racers...
Nat trimming the new spinnaker
A little trip out to Point Bonita
Calm as glass
So happy to be out on the water!
Ain't this beautiful?
Nathan tucks away his two new beer glasses
And opens up Christmas gifts!
Motoring under the Bay Bridge
Sunbathing by Treasure Island
Enjoying the holidays lights
and maybe one day my mom will agree to go out on Elise :) So far Red Sky and Echappée have been graced by her presence.