Independence Cup

July 5, 2012   

It was an odd halt to the week with 4th of July on Wednesday! On tuesday I met up with the potluck crowd at the Marin County Fair grounds to listen to a reggae band and watch the fireworks. I didn’t go and see the animals which I should have. Just a great time to catch up with friends and share the frustrations I have had over the last week including my rigging tools being stolen out of the back of my truck around $1350 worth of gear.

On the 4th we sailed in the Independence Cup on Tina’s Cal 20 Fjordling and aced the first start.

Ended up being 3rd in spinnaker division. It was typical July windy conditions mid 20’s all day and two pretty long races. Afterwards it was time to hang out with Trevor, Jess and Tristan in Sausalito and to watch the proper fireworks. Very different to a year ago when I was setting off flares in South Georgia with the reflection off the sea ice. I used my Royal Ocean Racing Club card to get reciprocity into the Sausalito Yacht Club so we had front row seats with the barge just off the deck without having to deal with the crowds at the waterfront. The SYC was in full party mode. The fireworks in the city were stunning and I think even better from Marin as it was possible to see both displays synchronized at once. Only a few reached the fog layer 🙂


One Response to “Independence Cup”

  1. So glad you are back with us Love `mum