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

Fri, 18 Apr 2014
Encinal Twilight Series #2
vegetables ready for grilling

The second race in the 2014 Encinal twilight series featured upper #1 range breeze and a windward mark which could be just fetched from the starting line.

We thought we owed everyone in the division time, but it turns out that two out of seven owe us a small amount of time. Fortunately, most of the division started at the wrong end of the line and our boatspeed and pointing were excellent. We were even able to pull out steadily on Lorraine Salmon's Merit 25 Dominatrix upwind. Usually she has a significant advantage on the upwinds and My Tahoe Too needs to earn her time on the deep downwind angles.

We got the gun and corrected out well ahead of everyone. Great race!

I forgot the camera during the race, so here are a few pictures of what our chef (Ben Westenberg) whipped up afterwards. Plus the birthday cake my parents had shipped out and arrived late but fresh.

Birthday Cake
Fri, 04 Apr 2014
Encinal Twilight Series #1
Steve and Mara on My Tahoo Too, Capri 25
slice-wilderness 32

Spring is here with the start of the Encinal Yacht Club Spring Twilight Series on alternate Fridays. It's a nice break after work. This week featured clear and fairly warm conditions for the actual race but the cold rain immediately before explains Steve's bundling up.

On Steve Douglass' Capri 25My Tahoo Too, we're the rabbit in our division this year: we owe everyone time. The conditions were steady but not excessive #1 weather with long starboard tacks but not a reach parade up to the windward mark and a nice spinnaker leg down.

We owed significant time to everyone but think we made it for a first place.

Cal 28


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