We have started... beautiful day in San Francisco Bay. Sun was shining and
about 20 knot western wind blowing in from the gate. Start line at St.
Francis Yacht Club did not disappoint as we could not quite pull off a port
tack start. Hamachi, our sister ship pulled off a nice lee bow tack on
us.. kudos to them, although after the gate we seem to have taken opposite
sides of the course.. it will be interesting to see how that develops.
Picked up a bit of kelp along the way.. was pretty easy to tell as the
boats around us seemed to put on jets while we wallowed... sailed
backwards for a bit to clear it. All part of the fun of ocean racing.
Just passed south of the southern Farallon Islands. Last bit of land for
Data (AKA Darren)