SIGHTINGS shore support ed, and without the use of his engine, was a logical next step — at least to Jeff's way of thinking. During the next six months, while Jeff is bashing his way through the high latitudes, Debbie will act After 75,000 miles togethas his shore sup- er, Jeff and Debbie aren't port, based at her used to being apart. son's home in Albuquerque. "This is a really long trip. And in the back of my continued in middle column of next sightings page
sss cruise — continued or year it was from. Tom Patterson of the Far Harbour 39 Cloud won a new shirt (with a Jimmy Buffet-themed print) for bringing the oldest shirt — a 'Farallons' T-shirt from 1984, which was too small for him to actually wear. He also had the best sea story of the evening, as he told us he had sailed that race in Seraffyn, the 24-ft wooden Lyle Hess cutter that he owned after well-known cruising authors Lin and Larry Pardey had sold it to move up to the larger Taleisin. The cruisers could not have found a warmer welcome than the one they received at Sequoia that evening. They were even included in a breakfast planned for a big high school regatta the following morning. Club volunteers served up pancakes and sausage an hour early in order to send the visitors off with full stomachs. A light-air cruise back to various ports around the Bay was completed before the first storm of November dropped rain on the region. For more information on the SSS, see www.sfbaysss.org. — chris
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The December 2015 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.