I'm very late at writing the post. In May I had the honor of driving Bounty around the San Francisco race course for the annual Master Mariners Regatta.
Bounty is a beautiful 52 foot Sparkman and Stephens that was launched in 1950.
|Every stitch of sail up! Notice the fire boat blasting water in the air in the background. This was part of the destroyer Iowa's escort out of the bay.|
|This downwind leg was incredible. Winds were in the mid-20s and Bounty was moving a lot of water!|
|This photo and the two above are compliments of Tom Zinn Photography|
|The mighty 11 Meter Pursuit as she passes us down the city front|
|Heading down the Oakland estuary after the race|
|Encinal Yacht Club did a wonderful job getting all these wooden beauties crammed into the harbor|