I had a great weekend at the club, and what particularly made it good was being invited along with Deborah to race in Encinal's Ron Byrne Memorial Estuary Cup with our vice-commodore, Charles Hodgkins, and his wife Kathryn Munn, on her Islander 36 Mischief.
Deborah is on Kathryn's crew for the Friday night Twilight series, so she knows the boat, but it was new for me.
Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous sailing day. It rained Saturday night but the storm clouds were gone Sunday and we had a nice 20 knot breeze under mostly sunny skies. The race went from off Treasure Island, around Alcatraz (either way...your choice), back to marker eight north of Treasure
Island, and then down to the Encinal clubhouse for the finish. After studying the tide change and currents, Deb suggested we go around the north side of Alcatraz, and we did, despite the fact that the rest of the fleet went the south side. Turned out Deb was right, and we took first place on corrected time in the cruising class. Great fun!