August 2-3, 2003 Grumpy, overcast skies threatened I-36 cruisers Saturday morning at the rendezvous point for the run to Coyote Point. By the end of an easy reach in 10-12 knots of breeze the hot sun had shoved the clouds away for a clear sunny afternoon at the docks.
I-36 cruisers in for the weekend included able cruise coordinators Glenn and Julianna Zimmerman on Dayna Marie, Bill and Jim Higdon on Blockbuster, Skipper and Nancy Wall on Snowflower, Harry Farrell and Carol Williams on Pacific High, Dennis, Judy, and Matt Bush on Natural High, Charles and Kathryn Hodgkins on Mischief, and Hank and Paty Williams, her friend Angelica, and junior sailors Lorelei, Charlie, and Andrea on Night Train. Joining the cruise after a great showing in Saturday's Inter-Club race series were Lou and Diane Zebanov with son Steve and friend Dennis on Diana. Smokey Stover and Larry Reinstra showed up in the latest addition to the family fleet, the Islander Freeport Chanson d'Amour. Laurie Stover drove in after work with Smokey's daughter Amanda and too-cute-for-words granddaughter Sarah. Land cruisers driving in to join the fun were Gary Salvo and boat dog Cathy from Ophira, and Brian and Fran Jacobs with boat dog Tilly, formerly from Blue Moon.
After rigging up cockpit sunshades and donning hats and sunscreen, cruisers to Coyote Point got into full cruise-out mode. Several cruisers trooped off to visit the Nature Museum with others napping, showering, or reading fresh August Latitude 38s. Glenn and Julianna were exceptional hosts, setting up a welcome table at the end of the dock for drinks and snacks before the dinner hour and arranging for dining out on the Coyote Point Yacht Club patio with stunning views of bay, marshes, bridges, and sunsets.
Night Train's crew was easily spotted in spiffy puff painted T's crafted by the talented Lorelei. Hank is up for a new job in DC and may be moving Night Train across country. They will always have a place to sail whenever they are back in the Bay area.
Lou and Diane were pleased to report that Diana crossed the finish line second in the Inter-Club race. The win was due in part to the experience and skill of son Steve and friend Dennis, but credit was also given to Lou's lucky sailing hat. Check it out in the pictures.
Although scheduled for a re-naming, the lovely Chanson d'Amour made her debut cruise-out and the Stovers hosted tours to all interested parties.
Brian and Fran were at the cruise-out without sailboat. Blue Moon was snapped up quickly after a listing on the Internet and the Jacobs are looking forward to their inner waterway adventure next year on a new vessel. Tilly had a great time at the party, showing off her new tricks, enchanting young and old, and romping with Cathy on the docks.
At dinnertime the gas grills were fired up and loaded p with all sort of delights including shrimp, sausages, chicken, tri-tip, steaks and veggies. Combined with the ever plentiful and yummy salads and desserts the dinner feast was on. Juliana mused that the area out by the grills was simply begging for a swimming pool and is now on a mission to convince the club to put one in. Maybe by the next cruise-in we can bring our swimsuits.
Natural High crewman Matt checked out and gave his seal of approval to the Coyote Point Yacht Club amenities including a pool table, big screen TV, and video games. Sleepy from sun and fun, cruisers drifted off for peaceful sleep aboard under a sliver of a moon.
A 3+ knot flood tide predicted for
the afternoon got I-36 skippers and crews up early for a 10:00 departure time.
Glenn and Julianna had breakfast ready with excellent strong coffee, juices,
bagels, donuts, and Judy's sumptuous fruit salad from the evening before.
Morning skies were once again cloudy and overcast, but gave way in the afternoon
to sunny skies. Just another wonderful weekend with great people, lovely sailboats,
and fond memories. Many thanks to the Coyote Yacht Club and cruise coordinators
Glenn and Julianna.
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