Nathan's Sailing Blog/Notes


Sailing and related topics, SF Bay and beyond.



Nathan Bossett is a San Francisco area racer and now cruiser on a variety of boats.

This blog will evolve in form over time. It's intended to preserve a blog format while keeping subjects/tags intact for sort/search. For now, the minimalist cms bloxsom is an excellent fit.

  • CSS instead of tables
  • links by month
  • cleaner spacing on pics/text

Wed, 01 Jan 2014
Start to the New Year on Echappee
new year's fireworks jan 1 2014
Amel Maramu Echappee and Santana 35 Breakout on New Year's Morning

As a kind of symbolism I decided to enter the new year on the water. Fairly early in the evening, I headed over to the cityfront to anchor. It was a calm evening with just a little bit of chill. The anchor grabbed immediately in about 15 ft of water.

I'd have been happy just sitting out on the boat, but a friend was kind enough to run out in a dinghy and bring me to shore for a while. As it turned out, the clock ticked over while I was standing over the water. The fireworks over the Bay Bridge were great. After that was a little quiet contemplation and a night of satisfying sleep.

All of the systems worked perfectly: windlass, heater, lighting. A good start to 2014, followed by a meetup with Lloyd Ritchey on Breakout!


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