Monday, September 11, 2006

First Annual Vicki Kay All Women's Cruise...

The Princess organized the club’s first “all women’s cruise” as part of the Encinal Yacht Club’s cruising program this year. The turn out was perfect. Thirteen women met at the EYC clubhouse in the morning and, while Caltopia and the flea market were going on, they decided on the course of their day.

Jackie Gordon and her mom Cat took a friend for a shake-down cruise around the estuary in Jackie’s brand new Santana 22. The eleven other gals decided to cruise the entire bay, from Alameda to the Golden Gate Bridge through Raccoon Strait, and back down to Alameda. They split into two teams, one on Kathryn Munn’s Islander 36 Mischief and the other on Gail Lapatina’s Nordic 44 Music. Experienced sailors and novices spent a fun-filled day teaching and learning from each other, and even racing each other back to home port.

On Music at the end of the day, they celebrated with essential navigational tools – champagne, wine, and Bloody Marys – and they agreed to make the cruise a permanent part of the club’s cruising schedule. It will henceforth be called the Vicki Kay All Women’s Cruise, in honor of Vicki who worked as co-cruise leader with Deborah until her life was cut short during the summer.

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