Sailing Sweet Okole to Alameda
01 June 2008
This afternoon Dean, Pam, and I sailed SO from Richmond to Alameda (without the benefit of the engine working as the water pump was accidentally fried the week before.) The purpose for the sail was to deliver SO to Svendsen's Boatyard where starting Monday, new state-of-the-art instrumentation will be installed.
We made good time aided by a waning ebb tide and fresh 15-18 knot breeze. We flew the AP (All Purpose) 125% No.2 jib. Pam went up the mast to mark on the back edge of the sail (aka leach) where the sailmaker will put reinforcements. Pam repeated the process on the mainsail. Even a small amount of the spreaders and sail rubbing together over 12 days can at any point in time, scratch a hole through a sail.
The light running spinnaker (aka "The Contessa") was flown and I took pictures to pass along to the sailmaker. This spinnaker has an oddly shaped top half in which the leading edge literally folds over right before the entire kite collapses.