On the right is a photo of the participants in the SJSC potluck BBQ on Saturday at Angel Island. They came by boat and by ferry.
(Not pictured: Rachael and Karl Gibson, Katrina Reardon and fiancé Jim, David and Darlene Steele, and Sara Dyslin who was up the tree taking the picture.)
Pete Gibson and myself came over on Thursday on Slainte to get set up for the other SJSC boats to follow on Friday and on the weekend. We encountered 30- knot winds across the slot and managed to flip the dinghy we were towing three times before snubbing it up on the stern platform.
We were no sooner moored, using the Happy Hooker, than David and Darlene Steele paddled over from their new boat Daisy to say “Hello”, as they were the first to arrive.
On Friday Brad and Cheryl Belleville and Mike Dyslin arrived on Dyslin’s boat Grace. Shortly after, Dave and Nataly Egli arrived on Akula, and executed a textbook mooring, in less than 2 minutes I would say. They used a mooring device that threads a double line through a mooring buoy ring all in one shot, very impressive.
Early Saturday, Paul Anderson and Bobbie Callison, and Marsha and Sara Dyslin, and Rachael and Karl Gibson arrived by ferry. Also arriving on Saturday, Brent and Andrea Reardon on Blue Eyes, Ted and Marie Piatkiewicz on Sabrina. Jeff and Carol Olmstead dinghied in from Timeline which was anchored in a sheltered cove around to the east of Ayala cove, as the weekend’s very low tides didn’t match well with Timeline’s keel depth. Nicole and Eric Jorgensen on Hippo pulled into the island’s boat dock for the afternoon.
Some went hiking, some climbed to the peak of Angel Island, and some just relaxed, We started the BBQ about 1:30 PM, early enough so that those returning to the mainland by ferry would not be rushed. There were some very tasty potluck items to share at the BBQ, thanks to our resourceful fellow sailors, and all in all a very nice get-together.
— Jack O’Loughlin