LETTERS Bill— Perfect timing. Your photo showed up last month just in time for us to use it in the Sightings story in our March issue, which had some hard-headed facts about sailors and coral from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, located on the pictured Coconut Island. Pacific Cup racers will be finishing here at the end of July. — th
⇑⇓ OUR SATURDAY WAS AWESOME Saturday, February 10, had the best wind we've had in months. We sailed out of Richardson Bay for our second sail of the day at around 2 p.m. and enjoyed three solid hours of 12- to 16knot winds, keeping us sailing at 6+ knots the entire time. We even hit a new under-sail max of 8.4 knots (at slack tide). You know it's a good day when your friends can call you without setting a plan and know you'll all be on the water. Audrey and Garrett Ruhland Who's ready for Saturday? ThisLdu, Rafiki 35 Audrey and Garrett Ruhland Sausalito always are.
Garrett and Audrey — Thanks for your note. We're glad you're enjoying your new-to-you Rafiki. As you know, we just happen to be running a story on you in the current Sightings section. Congrats on your new liveaboard status at Sausalito Yacht Harbor! — th
⇑⇓ FLYING IN FOR THE WEEKEND Local sailor Carl Goodfriend (left) joined by longtime friend Max Hallberg enjoy the relief of a freshly placed reef. Sunday, February 11, was 'breezy' indeed. Max, just off the plane from London, was very happy to take in the view of the skyline — particularly from the lee! The boat, an '87 Dehler 34, is incredibly speedy and was as happy as a kite while reaching over the heavy ebb that afternoon. Wow! Val Taft is the owner, and I just signed on as partner. In fact this was our first sail on her. Thanks for all the hours I've spent leafing through the pages over the years. Steve Goodfriend Private Reserve, Dehler 34 South Beach Harbor San Francisco
⇑⇓ AN OVERSTAYED WELCOME AT AQUATIC PARK I believe the trimaran [anchored in Aquatic Park, which we reported on in a March 7 'Lectorinic 'Lectorinic] is a 31-ft Brown Searunner. The guy has to go; he will ruin it for the rest of us. I expect if you move the boat he will just move it back. Steve Haas Tesa, Catalina 42 San Jose Page 40 •
• April, 2018
The April 2018 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.