Seachelle Sailing

Vessel Name: Seachelle
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 400 S2
Hailing Port: Santa Cruz, CA
Crew: Alex and Michelle
28 November 2015 | Jack London Square
28 November 2015
28 November 2015
14 November 2015 | Jack London Square
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28 November 2015 | Jack London Square

Christmas Lights

Michelle found these great LED lights at Ikea. This is 7 strands. Each strand is only 3 watts.

28 November 2015

New Bay Bridge

28 November 2015

Santa Cruz?

Tuesday 11/24 the alarm rang at 3:45 AM and we cast off at 4:15. Lights twinkled across the bay in clear morning air. A light breeze rippled the dark water. With both motors turning 2600 RPMs Seachelle slid out of the bay at just under 8 kts.

14 November 2015 | Jack London Square

Introducing Seachelle

Seachelle is a 2015 Lagoon 400 S2 delivered in May 2015. She is berthed in Jack London Square in Oakland California USA and enjoys sailing in the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

Christmas Lights

28 November 2015 | Jack London Square
Alex
Michelle found these great LED lights at Ikea. This is 7 strands. Each strand is only 3 watts.

New Bay Bridge

28 November 2015

Santa Cruz?

28 November 2015
Alex
Tuesday 11/24 the alarm rang at 3:45 AM and we cast off at 4:15. Lights twinkled across the bay in clear morning air. A light breeze rippled the dark water. With both motors turning 2600 RPMs Seachelle slid out of the bay at just under 8 kts.

Santa Cruz harbor, our intended destination, was 80 NMs and we wanted to arrive well before dark. The forecast called for 30kt northwest winds starting around noon. The NOAA report over VHF said gusts to 45. We planned to duck into Half Moon Bay if conditions got to bad.

As we turned left out of the Golden Gate we were met with 16kt winds and 6ft seas on the nose. Our progress slowed to a bouncy 4.5kts. That would not do. Seachelle's first day in her home port would have to wait for another day.

We came about, set the sails and shutdown the motors. We dropped the anchor off the green grass beach at McNear County Park around 10:00. In a couple hours the wind, still out of the south, should become northerly and pick up dramatically.
We tried to catch up on sleep we missed that morning.

By 11:00 we had swung 180 degrees on our 20kg Delta and in the 20kt north westerly started plowing a nice furrow in the soft mud bottom. After lunch we headed north a bit to China Camp and then south past the Brothers and under the San Rafael Bridge. The wind quickly picked up to 30kts and pulled in the second reef.

Introducing Seachelle

14 November 2015 | Jack London Square
Alex
Seachelle is a 2015 Lagoon 400 S2 delivered in May 2015. She is berthed in Jack London Square in Oakland California USA and enjoys sailing in the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

Seachelle's Facebook page is
https://www.facebook.com/SeachelleSailing
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