Two and a half years ago, Matt and I started looking for a classic boat to sail on the Bay. And finally today we got a chance to sail that boat for the first time on the Bay and out under the Golden Gate Bridge, on a spectacularly warm and clear day. We were in shirt sleeves, and there wasn’t a wisp of fog. We did get a taste of the bay’s capricious micro-climates… sitting in the doldrums out past Baker Beach… and then snapping along briskly up to the St Francis, topping out at about 8.8 knots of boat speed. It couldn’t have been nicer, and we’re thankful to all the many folks who made it possible over the last couple of years, beginning with Paul and Chrissy Kaplan, who we actually saw out on the water on Santana. We’re looking forward to seeing her out on the race course for the Leukemia Cup on October 21.