Today On the Bay
October 17, 2011
A spectacular Saturday for Bay Sailing – the Mojocruisers spent the day in Richmond, ducking below Brooks Island to cut down on transit time.
The Red Oak Victory was looking great with her new paint job and updated helvetica lettering. The bottom job took just about a month at the huge BAE drydock in the City and involved a remote-controlled gadget called the “envirobot“. We ducked between a dredge and the Red Oak to get a good look at the refurbished propeller. The new zincs were impressive, too.
As we headed across the Santa Fe channel toward the Craneway Pavillion one of the Duck tour boats passed us, and then we tied up at the Craneway’s guest dock. The Home Front Festival was getting under way, with ribs cooking outside, musical performances inside, and a classic car show out on the deck sponsored by the Richmond Kiwanis.
A beer at the Boiler House restaurant and a burrito from the Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Program, and we were good to go. Down the Santa Fe channel past the Sugar Dock and KKMI for a visit to the hospitable Point San Pablo Yacht Club. On the way back two tugs were positioning the lovely Nelvana, in from British Columbia with a load of sand and gravel.
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