A.I. CyberCruise Mar 4-5, 1995:
From: Ken Schwarz Subject: Mar cruz nch cruze note Date: Mon, 6 Mar 95 11:03:28 PST I'm sure someone will write a compleet synopsis- but just a quickie. Pretty laid back, The rain came in about 8 if I remember right and the party split on to different boats, everyone turned in pretty early by cruze std's- some had races in the early a.m, others had a long haul back. I'm sure the singing early on sure made an impression on the other folks in the cove. Rained on and off all night, waves kicked up and Sanctuary tried to leap clear of the water several times during the nite, Doug of course slept like a log in the new boat, I felt like a whale calf tied up to big momma. The raft up split pretty early, two boats headed to the dock to dump trash, just avoiding the dreaded toll collector in an inflatable, I was not so lucky, good timing guys. With everybody leaving, I decided to motor out towards the Gate, and was suprised to see a light breeze kick up as it had been dead calm other than the showers during the night. Put up the sails and did something I've always wanted to do- sailed under the Golden Gate. Felt preety good, been trying for 2 years, always been on a busy schedule, or the weather/wind was a little too much. ELO was on the radio, singing about meeting the oceans daughter as I went thru- sometimes things just seem to wait for the right time. Came back thru, watched a race with about 50 boats near Alcatraz Isl., steered clear and back over to Angel Isl, to sail back thru Racoon straight, when just as suddenly the wind died. Motered back to Richmond to haul out- There was so little wind that the Toros from RYC were being towed back in, the little boats behind the tow looking like ducklings. Anyway- We dodged most of the rain and Sunday was a pretty good day to be on the bay. Hope to see a BIG turnout for the MUDDIE'S MAY MADNESS!!(I hear that Dennis Conner and the crew of A3 will be providing the entertainment- mud wrestling?) As usual, had a great time kens
CyberSnoozeCruise Report Teredo, Row'n, and I left Redwood City on Friday evening at about 7PM. There was no wind at Pete's, but by the time we had motored out to the end of Redwood Creek, we found enough to raise the sails and kill the motor. We managed to make some headway despite the flood, and about half way to the S&M Bridge, we passed Kleeph on his way back in. We had a pleasant run North, but the wind petered out at about midnight, so we motored into Oyster Point for the night. Saturday morning arrived in a blaze of sunshine. We waited until the fuel dock opened at 9AM, topped up the tank, and set sail for Angel Island. What, at first appeared to be a perfect day, began to deteriorate as we noticed ominous clouds gathering to the South. Unfortunately, they were not accompanied by the normal frontal winds as our sails were soon slatting. We fired up the motor, and after a while it became apparent that we weren't going to be blessed with any wind, so we dropped the sails (I wanted to put on the sail covers, but Teredo wanted to make it look like we had at least tried to sail and wouldn't let me) We arrived at Ayala Cove just before 2PM. The Hans fleet was there, but otherwise there was no shortage of moorings. John rowed over from Nakia in his hard dink (he now has a fleet of dinks, the other being an Achilles with a 15HP motor, and known as "Linda's Car" - despite the fact that I didn't notice Linda being allowed to drive it), and helped us grab a couple of moorings. Just as we were securing the last line, Endeavor showed up with Ruth, Lynn, and Sam. I guess this was more than the nearby boat, whose mooring we were coveting, could face as they made a hasty retreat and we grabbed their vacated spot. We had no sooner re-located than Wildflower arrived with Don and Terry who were soon tied up to the raft and the beer caps started popping. We hadn't even polished off the first six-pack when Quetzal, Nipper's replacement, arrived with its proud skipper, Doug, beaming from ear to ear. We were just starting the grand tour when Sanctuary arrived with Ken at the helm. Poor Ken, he had to tie up to Quetzal, but his mooring lines weren't long enough to span the many feet from Doug's bow cleat to his stern cleat. Apparently that's what they had in mind when they designed the Alajuela's chain plates, for they were in the perfect place for a Mac 19. Everyone exchanged greetings and plates of food soon arrived. Food, of course, has to be washed down with beer and wine, and there was no shortage of either. We were well into the feast when Leapin' Lizard, who had been tied up to the dock when we arrived, motored by. We tried to get Liz to join us, but she had had some unexpected problems forcing her return to the real world. Meanwhile, things were moving along nicely when we decided that we needed to hoist Row'n up Quetzal's mast for some pictures. Up and up he went, and as we strained our necks to watch, we felt the first rain drops falling on our faces. There was a mad scurry to put up boom tents, under which we settled to listen to the pitter-patter and indulge in more food and libation. And then some more. At about 7:30PM, Teredo went down to Invictus' galley to make her vegetable/pasta supreme. After some time, I went to see if I could offer some help and found her fast asleep with the pasta boiling away on the stove. Not wanting to bother with the veggies, I decided to spice up the pasta with some Mrs. Dash's and offer it up. Not wanting bland pasta, I figured the whole bottle of Mrs. Dash would be just about right. Well, you've never tasted spicier pasta. Not too many were brave enough to taste it, and those that did had to wash it down with ice cold beer to put out the fire. So here we were, 8PM, ready for a night of partying...but one by one, people were falling asleep. I suppose it was a good thing that they slept when they did, because by midnight the storm was blowing full force, right into Ayala Cove. We bounced this way and that way. The fenders (except Ruth's, which had been fitted with new blue condoms) moaned and squeaked their displeasure as the boats rocked, each just out of phase with its neighbor. Ken could have made milk shakes on Sanctuary, but he bravely held on (after once venturing outside to secure a clanging halyard only to see his life flash in front of him as his bare feet had trouble gripping the slippery deck). It was a bad night, even by Ayala Cove standards, but the morning arrived with the promise of a nice day. It got even better when Terry brought out the strawberry shortcake. I guess it didn't matter that Teredo, Row'n, and I had eaten all the doughnuts that we had intended for Sunday breakfast! Ruth and crew had to go to a race, Doug had to meet some friends, and we wanted to catch the flood, so we began to break up the raft at 9AM. Suddenly, Linda come out of Nakia and tells us that we haven't had our muffins. Knowing how hard it is to pass up freshly baked muffins, we winched ourselves over to the Hans raft to enjoy Linda's cooking. The muffins were just the thing to send us off in the right mood. We all waved goodby and set out for home. Ours was a nice sail back down. We passed under the Bay Bridge at 10:30, headed to Alameda to look at the aircraft carriers (I was on the Enterprise for 3.5 years and Row'n has always been curious about its size), went under the S&M Bridge at 3:10, and got back to Pete's Harbor at about 4:30. It was a nice weekend. Thanks, all. The Crew of Invictus
A.I. CyberCruise July 22-23, 1995:
From boblet Mon Jul 24 09:37:56 1995 You know it's a big raft when: People on shore describe it as a big block party. People motoring past have thier mouths hanging open. You look like you are blocking the cove. People on your boat ask for a dinghy ride to thier boat at the other end of the raft. You see a boat break away from the raft in the morning to leave, and wonder who they were cause you never got that far. The sandy beach looks like a dinghy parking lot. People rowing from one side of the raft to the other start complaining that they need a motor for thier dink. It was a great raft up, I wish we has some film to document it all. I hope those that did can digitize it for the cyber page. Later, Darwin and Mary Dragon Lady -- ,,,, o o ____ ------------oOO _)-----OOo----) ( darwin_boblet ******------------------------------ From MIKEF Mon Jul 24 08:20:58 1995 Just wanted to say what a great time Anamaria and I had at the cybercruise. We had never been to Angel Island before and had a wonderful time. (If they allowed dogs it would be a perfect destination.) We had an interesting ride on the way home, we took it easy with just the reefed jib but hit some interesting quartering seas on the east side of the channel between Coyote and Oyster. Every trip needs a little adventure! -- Mike & Anamaria From RHERRICK Mon Jul 24 10:35:06 1995 Along with the chorus of exclamations, let me raise my voice in praise of just a dandy weekend. I and the crew and passengers of the Ghetto boat would like to thank *everyone* out there for making it a great time. I was a little afraid coming out that it would be some solemn meeting of nerds, who'd seriously discuss boats and computers and show off their newest Loran/GPS guided missile systems. Instead no one even mentioned computers ('cept for video games) and I got a lot of great advice and information on my boat and sailing in general. I'd like to thank everyone that worked the ferry services, shuttling us dinghy-less petitioners to and from the shore. Plus the offers of BBQs, fruit salad, coffee cake, mimosas, and just everything else! I'm already looking forward to the next one! Peace, Rick Herrick, Tangerine Dream, Tanzer 22, Sausalito, CA From Ruth.Summers Mon Jul 24 10:58:09 1995 Ken Schwarz "Sanctuary" (Macgregor 19)` Doug Iles "Quetzal" (Alajuela 38) Rick Herrick "Tangerine Dream" (Tanzer 22) Don & Terri "Wildflower" (Cal 2-27) Doug & Karis "Starshine" (Ericson 32) Craig Harrart "Roxanne" (Ericson 27) Don Blood "Narwhal" (Newport 27) Steve and Virginia "Calfornia Girl" (Cal 29) Ruth Summers "Endeavour III" (Cal 29) Charles Reynolds "Tasherana" (Hardin 44) Darwin & Mary Boblet "Dragon Lady" (Cheoy Lee 40) Sam LaVanaway "Endorphin" (Pearson 390) Dudley & Teresa "Invictus" (Catalina 27) Mike Fallavollita "Chanteuse" (Catalina 38) Shellie Taylor & Joe Chew "Alley Cat" (Islander Bahama 28) Cliff & Charles "The Couch" (Hobie 16) Stu "The Banana" (Kayak) Ruth From Dudley Mon Jul 24 11:03:17 1995 After Teredo set some World Records in San Diego, it was nice to see the pace continue at A.I. Just in case someone missed any of the events, we had CyberCruise World Records set in the following categories: 1) Most boats - 17 (Note: To make the official count, the boat must transport 1 or more occupants from shore and back, and the occupant must spend the night, although it is not necessary to spend the night on the boat in which the occupant was transported) 2) Fastest I've ever gone on a sailboat (Note: Many SF Bay sailors looked at the windy weekend weather and decided it was safest to stay in port. Cliff and Charles show up on a Hobie 16. Cliff took me for the ride of my life!) 3) Fastest dinghy deflation (Note: Mike and Anamaria have a very sharp piece of metal protruding from their boarding ladder - BEWARE!). 4) Biggest boat (Note: Dragon Lady's record was short lived). 5) Most Sailboats (Note: The CyberCruise Power Squardon is either in the Delta or the labor room). 6) Most kids (Note: After 17 years of parenthood, I'm pretty good at screening them out. It wasn't necessary as they seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as the old timers). 7) Most people hiking to the top of Mt. Livermore. (Note: The clear skies made this a trip well worth taking. We sure live in a beautiful place). 8) Most food. (Note: We're getting pretty good at this food stuff. You've got to appreciate the ability to hop from boat-to-boat without dropping any food in the water). 9) Best baked goods prepared without a Hans Christian. (Note: Mary baked cookies for dinner and Shellie baked coffee cake - with fresh wild blackberries - for breakfast). 10) First CyberCruise without fishmeal. (Note: Where were Nakia, Leapin' Lizard, Treefort, ... ?). See you all in August. Tentative location: Clipper Cove, Treasure Island. Dudley . From jtchew Mon Jul 24 13:18:34 1995 > 4) Biggest boat (Note: Dragon Lady's record was short lived). The trip to the piece of property 25 miles from Yosemite that somebody mentioned oughtta weed out the big boats! Even Sanctuary might not make it that far up the Merced River -- this could be the first all-rubber- dinghy Cybercr... Oh. CAMPING. Never mind. I think the big boys are in a category where "biggest" has to be defined. I'd still guess Endorphin for "most enclosed volume" (a nontrivial calculation unless you want to count how many ping-pong balls it takes to fill 'em up or something) but Tasherana for "most amenable to making a long passage more pleasant by raising fresh fruit and vegetables in a greenhouse on the foredeck." Quetzal might well rival Dragon Lady as heavyweight champ despite giving up waterline and beam to several other boats -- I think she carries more ballast than Alley Cat's entire displacement by quite a substantial margin. So what's the record for "most relatively recently acquired boats making their first Cybercruise"? --Joe From janssen Mon Jul 24 13:58:13 1995 Excerpts from rec.cybercruise: 23-Jul-95 We set a record! Seventeen.. "Shellie T. Taylor" > What a great raft-up... Yes indeedy! I owe Charles a lot of thanks for bringing me along on _Tasherana_. What a great boat! We surfed back home. Nice meeting you all, after reading the list for month. Glad I made this cruise! Yell if you need crew... Bill ------------- From car Mon Jul 24 16:23:37 1995 > Ahum Mr. Reynolds. > ...damned dirty fender gook !!!!! > ... > So, when I see with my very own eyes that you have gook free fenders- > you can have the mermaid back. Until then -- she is hidden and probably > having a heck of a good time rubbing around with NON gookie fenders. Ahoy, Ms. Summers! Sounds like Tasherana can't keep her sticky fenders to herself. You'll have to excuse her - she's just a dirty teenager. I, too, have impressive gook marks all over the starboard side. But to keep the mermaid hostage! That's true piracy! And you're corrupting her, too! Well, maybe the field trip will be good for her. But if she has any _new_ bad habits when she returns, there will certainly be an accounting... :) - Charles TASHERANA (aka Dirty Teenager) From car Mon Jul 24 16:58:18 1995 What a great weekend! I loved meeting you all. Sun, fun, sailing, good food, good company, good music, dancing - what else could you ask for? Maybe a working outboard...? Nah! I was honored to be the dance floor/playground and I'm thinking of maybe intstalling spreader lights someday. We had a great sail back - went up raccoon strait, west of Alcatraz, and past pier 39 ... of course, we did almost have a close encounter with a tractor tug that decided to pull a princess cruise liner into the main bay just as we passed their pier. First we were on a t-bone collision course with the tug, so I started the diesel, gave it full power, and changed course 45 degrees to port. They _couldn't_ be going that fast, right? Well, we came way close - 3+ boat lengths. Then we turned back south again. Then that monstrous tug changed course 90 degrees to their right and chased us! Only for one Princess-cruise liner length, though... Maybe next time I'll sail a little farther away from the piers. Maybe I'll alter course 180 degrees. It _was_ pretty funny watching us and the other boats scatter as an entire pier (cruise liner) apparently came loose from SF and started chasing little boats around the bay with tethered water-going 100 ton bulldogs. Did I mention that there were maybe 1,000 people watching all this from the deck of the cruise ship? What a show. After that, it was pretty regulation back to Oyster Cove. Wind, calm, wind, calm, wind, hurricane - we're back! Thanks Bill, for being most excellent crew. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs a reliable hand. Again, great to meet you all. Pretty good class of folks, I have to say. And now, this Announcement: TASHERANA goes out every Tuesday night from Oyster Cove for the Oyster Cove beercan race. This is the most casual regular event on the bay. No rules, no committee boat, downwind start most of the time... mostly it's an excuse to go sailing and then drink beer and socialize afterwards. You are all (!) invited to come sailing on Tuesday nights. Arrive at 5:30 - we leave at 6:00, the race starts at about 6:30, and we're back about 8:00-8:30. Anybody that wants to go, call me at work (415/852-5691 - no ans. serv.) home (415/225-0345), or send email. Yes, I'm sailing tomorrow. Hope to see some of you again soon! - Charles TASHERANA From sdownie Mon Jul 24 22:52:51 1995 Just a short note to ditto the feelings others have expressed about the weekend raft up. It was a genuine pleasure to meet all of you on the CyberCruise Angel Island raft up. Chris (10), Alan (7), Virginia (?) and I (?++) are looking forward to the next event. Now, we have a better idea of what to bring. At the top of the list for the next CyberCruise: 1) More Beer 2) A really "BIG" squirt gun. 3) Gas for our stove. 4) A dinghy for our boat. (We missed out on the water "jousting" event which took the life of Dudly's rubber dink). Hopefully they'll be enough rubber dinks for a single class event! See y'all on the next one! Steve Downie Captain, CAL-29, "California Girl" Senior Software Engineer, ESS Technology, Inc. From sdownie Mon Jul 24 22:52:59 1995 On Mon, 24 Jul 1995 15:23:14 +0800 Ruth wrote: > >Hi there. Just a note to say how nice it was to meet you all from >Addie, Lynne and myself. Addie and I have grown children. My >grand son is 15 months old ! Don Blood took him on his first sail ! >2nd sail was with Don also-but Mom came along. > >Lynne has never had children and we all enjoyed yours. >Lynne realized well behaved kids can really add alot to an event ! .. .. .. >Ruth > Ruth: The pleasure was ours. I had no idea what I was in for when I bought that CAL-29 and signed up for a CyberCruise. It seems as though we met a few good "bumper buddies" over the weekend, and we're looking forward to the next one. Thanks to you, Lynne and Addie (and all the CyberCruisers) for making my kids feel welcome on the raft up. I think they had almost as much fun as we did. I hope to aquire a new (used) dinghy by next weekend, so I can return some of the free rides that I was able to charter to and from shore during the raft up. (I think I owe Don 5 or 6
). So long for now--- Steve Downie Captain, CAL-29, "California Girl" From asl Tue Jul 25 13:38:22 1995 To be redundant, WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND !!! I arrived at AI at 6pm. Only 3 hours behind schedule. I made two circuits around the buoys and decide to tie sideways between the tow buoys closest to the beach and the cliffs. It was very rolly, but not bad. I figured this would reserve the two buoys that were most highly recommended. As the morning came and I leisurely awoke, I decided I would put a stern anchor out (uh huh, didn't he learn last time) and release the outside buoy. I started this about 8am. Find a line. For those of you who don't know I my prop and stern anchor rode got together as I was leaving the slough last raft up and so I was short on rode. I have 200' of 3/4 rode, but felt that it might be overkill. I hade over hundred feet of the old rod, but the splice on the short end and I wasn't about to trust a bowline to anchor on. I got out my handy Annapolis Book on Seamanship and looked up how to splice. With a little help from Tobreth, my daughter, I figured it out. So this is another first for me. I am now a splicing fool. As I was setting my anchor I noticed a boat come in and tie up one buoy toward the dock. Low and behold it was Doug and Karis. I set my ancor then, since I was in my dink already, took their anchor out for them. I then pulled my boat into a more normal alignment and put out fenders and went for a bike ride to the West Garrison, with my kids. When we got back, Dudley was there and we snagged the buoy I had let go, as we thought this raft up may have more than a few attending. A little time went by and suddenly we were buoy to buoy to buoy in boats and still more to come. I would like to thank Ken, again, for his taxi service as Sheri came over about 6pm on Saturday. I also enjoyed learning the proper way to protect your boat against dings at Sam's. Seamanship like that has to be seen to be believed.:) I had Lane, my youngest son, and Sheri's oldest, Andrew, on board and they seemed to be having a great time. I saw them one, swinging on Terashana's shrouds and asked him to make sure that it was ok with the owner. Ruth rates a first as a rowing instructor for Andrew. I think he asked everybody if he could row and Ruth showed the patience of a Saint and Andrew weaved his way out to Endorphin then veered off. I asked him where he was going, and he said, "We are going to row around." Ruth did not throw him overboard and take the oars, this being my first idea, she said sweetly that she needed to get back and he had to row to Endorphin. I had to reset my anchor once and it must have been near high tide. When it was low tide my anchor looked really lcost to the chore and it was only in 6-7 foot of water. Being the first to arrive, I was also the last to leave. Terashana and Dragon lady pulled away, and the Steve and Karis left. I played out the mooring line and winched up the stern anchor. I got it up clean and then went to the dock to retrieve bikes and stow for sea. We left AI about 5 and motored to the windward side of AI. Sheri was at the helm as we rooed out the main, no reef, and unfurled the yankee cut 100% jib. (I would like to get a non yanke cut 100 or 110.) We sgtarted out slow but as we entered the slot we picked up to 5.5 and 6 on a beam reach. Sheri sailed endorpin all the way to Fortman. We went through a two person jibe with the helm controlling the main. The first was rough the second bad and then we came down the estuary. About jack London we needed to jibe again so we went through it again and it was better. Sheri asked if we could jibe the rest of the way down the estuary. (Am I in Heaven) She took then asked me about timing on the next jibe as there was a boat taking out and we needed to let them tack first. After that she started deciding when, telling me to prepare to jibe, then starting the turn, sheeting the main and easing it out and we would only loose a knot in the turn. Four knots most the way down the estuary. We might be comming down to the south bay this Saturday, the 22, as I have a study group in Belmont at 10am on Sunday and no kids. We plan to stay at a Marina and leave on Sunday for a beat to weather. Well, thats all. Everyone covered the food, the dancing, the visiting, and the dinghy wars. All that's left to be said is 'May the Force be with you.' Fair Winds, Sam ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From travis Tue Jul 25 15:09:30 1995 > Well, I didn't spend the night, ... And here's another note from a boat load of people that had a great time, but couldn't stay to "qualify" in the official count. (Btw, how did you guys fill that hole in the middle?) Patricia, Lynn, Wiltse and I all had a wonderful time meeting everyone and sharing beers, stories, jokes, and (ah, those rumors! ;). I'm even impressed our dinghy didn't sink once! The sailing to and from Angel Island was particularly impressive that day. (We touched over 8 kts. a couple of times.) So, until the next one, I hope everyone has a great time sailing on the Bay. It's really cool to come up from Santa Cruz and have some WIND to sail in! Mike
A.I. CyberCruise Jun 24-25, 2000:
From Dudley: That'll be some story for the baby in about a dozen years...your Mom was swinging from a halyard...Wow! But yes, it was a nice weekend. We left Coyote Point about 7PM on Friday and had a wonderful sail. I'd just put the new main on Kia Orana the same day and we were looking good with all new sails. By the time we got to the slot, we were wishing we had a reef in, but we decided to hang on and get into the lee of Angel Island. Steve and Virginia had called us on the cell phone from Ayala Cove, and as we were rounding into Racoon Straits, Don and Terri raised us on the VHF. We were soon rafted together for the night, sideways! Things were fine until about 5AM when the fishing boats began rocking us awake. I got up at 5:30 and puttered around the boat for a few hours until Steve showed his smiling face. As several boats had left, we decided to rotate 90 degrees and grab 2 more buoys. Things got very pleasant. The Downers and Johnson-Parkers took a walk while we waited for Shayna to arrive on the ferry. She showed up around noon, and we decided to take a walk around the island. We were about 10 steps up the trail when we noticed La Adriana arriving. Since nobody was at the raft, and only Sam and Lisa were aboard LA, I decided to hop in the dinghy and lend a hand. We soon had LA tied along side when the ranger, apparently unaware of the laws of physics, told us we could only use 2 buoys so as not to block the channel. So the work began...setting anchors and freeing the moorings. Then came Soy Libre, followed by Tasherana. We managed to amuse the cove people with a game of halyard swinging before Don Blood appeared on Crinan with Nikki and Elaine from the UK (their second CyberCruise). By this time, we were so close to a couple on a Cal 29, Thumbs Up, that we invited them to join us. The sailing community being what it is, it turned out that they knew several CyberCruisers, including Ruth who had tied Endeavour to the dock, as had Rui on Popeye&I. The final arrival was Captain Virus and Jenn on a 700HP stinkpotter. Showing no shame, a bunch of us piled on for a gas-guzzling ride to Tiburon. The evening was a typical CyberCruise feeding-frenzy until the last of the CyberCruisers was safely tucked into their berth. Sunday morning Kia Orana broke from the raft for a spot at the dock, followed by California Girl. We hung out, drank coffee, ate breakfast, and boogied to Sly and Robbie's Drum and Bass Strip to the Bone while Steve practiced counting...to the amusement of the ranger. At noon, Teresa, Shayna, and I headed for Coyote Point under full sail. Shayna had a blast driving across the slot with a bit too much sail overhead, but we were able to relax when we got into the lee of the city. We put a reef into the main just past the Bay Bridge (a good move!) and had a great blast down the Bay to Coyote. We got back at about 4PM and were home by 5PM. Great weekend. Now we're off to Wyoming for a week. We'll be out there again after July 5th. Give us a hail. Next CyberCruise is???? ----- From Andy: This was a great cybercruise. MC and I had a really good short sail over and back. We were hit with the seasonal afternoon heavy bay wind on the way back and mizzen and jibed back reefed doing 6+ knots. What a blast!
A.I. CyberCruise Mar 10-11, 2001:
Another successful CyberCruise is in the books: The following boats appeared in this order: Wildflower Cal 27 Don Wishful Thinking Mariner Centaur 34 Suzy and Ken Kia Orana Catalina 36 Teresa and Dudley Pelican Alajuela 38 Doug and Jenn La Adriana Perry 47 The Downers (that's right!) and Lane Tasherana Hardin 44 Charles, Sam, and Lisa Merilon Yorktown 35 Michael and Tracey Aveta Hunter 28.5 Jason, Tobreth and Heidi Soy Libre West Indies 38 Andy, Marianne, and Drew (Sunday arrival) Notable events: The Spring ebb, compliments of the full moon, was ripping through Ayela Cove. It took significant mechanical advantage to muscle the boats into position between the 4 moorings. The neighbors expressed their concern to deaf ears. Was this a test drive, Steve? Give the kids a dink and they'll occupy themselves for hours. More food, less grog. So that's what we used to look like! The smoothest night we've ever had at Angel Island. The best bargain in town: The price has dropped to $3/night! Channel Islands cruise plans shaping up. Departure set for 7/7/01. There is nothing like a hike up Mt. Livermore before sailing back home. Oh, and the sailing was fantastic both days. Terrific weekend! Bon Voyage, Ken and Suzy. Dudley .