Hello to all Mariners, Sailors, Squids and Lobsterbacks who sail the Seven Seas! This is Skipper
Pat, s/v Malolo out of San Francisco
, USA. Malolo is my wife Chaunte's and my Newport
33, currently home-ported at Brickyard Cove Marina, Point Richmond.
I'm new to the Cruisers and Sailing Forum- this is my first thread/ post. By way of introduction
, I'm the son of a career US Navy
veteran, and spent the first 16 years of my life outside the USA. Born on an island in the Caribbean
, I've lived in Puerto Rico
, Key West Florida
., the Philippines
, Papua New Guinea
. By age 11 I had made two crossings of the Atlantic and two crossings of the Pacific by ship, courtesy of the US Navy
. All this sea travel and living either on or near the ocean gave me a taste for the Sea. At age 12 I began learning
to sail on Sunfish class boats in Key West
. What Fun!!
After many years away from the Sea and sailing, after retirement
in 2011 we bought our first sailboat, a Hunter
25.5, and began sailing San Francisco
Bay and the California Delta
, with trips up the Napa River to the city of Napa. When sailing, we fly the US Fllag, the Scottish Royal ensign ("On a field Or, a lion rampant, Gules"- basically, a red lion, rearing, against a gold background), and the burgee of the Hidden Harbor Yacht Club, a PICYA-affiliated Club based at Ryer Island, Rio Vista, CA. We are past members of the Berkeley Yacht Club, Berkeley, California, USA.
In 2017 we bought Malolo and have been enjoying sailing on SF Bay
in greater comfort and safety
. Currently, we're outfitting Malolo to begin cruising the California Coast, with a planned roundtrip from SF to San Diego
in October-November 2021.
ANY SAILORS OUT THERE WITH CALIFORNIA COASTAL CRUISING EXPERIENCE, WE'D APPRECIATE COMMENTS ON YOUR VOYAGES!!
Pat, s/v Malolo