Sail Pinocchio

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Pinocchio Takes the “Bronze”!

11 March 2019
Susan Micheletti
Or in this case...a wood plaque! Pinocchio placed Third in the Banderas Bay Regatta.

Three days of lots of sun, fun, and sweat paid off for Pinocchio and crew .The final race on Saturday, saw winds that mimicked San Francisco Bay. Ok! We got this!

Saturday's course was twice around the marks, a 9 nautical mile course. After Fridays' fiasco at the finish line, we made sure our spinnaker sets/take downs went smoothly along with well-executed tacks and gybes. Pinocchio's crew of four had things dialed in! No knots, tangles, hiccups today.

The race wouldn't be complete with out Banderas Bay's local dolphins, whales, and sea turtles providing entertainment along the way. A whale breached right in front of a sailboat, giving the crew quite a scare. Wonder if whales understand the term "Starboard!"

Rounding the final downwind mark, beating upwind, then crossing a very narrow finish line, required several tacks and maneuvers. The finish was pure chaos for all competing boats.

Post race, the winds were great for a sail back to our marina, along with a cold beer...ahh life affirming.

The beach party and awards dinner on the beach at Paradise Village was a lot of fun. Great food, music, and dancing. We were surprised to hear Pinocchio's name called out for third place in our Class. Little Pinocchio made the "Podium"!

Thank you Diane and John for taking time out from Tabu Soro's projects and being great crew!
Vessel Name: Pinocchio
Vessel Make/Model: Custom Frers 33
Hailing Port: Woodacre, California
Crew: David Pressley and Susan Micheletti
About: David, Skipper; Susan, First Mate (soon to be skipper...shhh mutiny!)
Pinocchio was built entirely of Spanish cedar in Brazil and launched in 1991. A stout yet light West System cold-molded custom boat built to a German Frers design, with a LOA of 33.5 feet, beam of 11.5 feet and 6’ draft. Pinocchio’s build and history includes many days’ labor of love and [...]
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