The three boats that dared to attend St. Francis: Woodknot, Tenacious and PandaAngler had a great time. Woodknot and Tenacious left CPYC early on Friday morning to arrive at St Francis around noon. PandaAngler left mid-afternoon in blustery conditions in order to make the ride up a little more exciting. We were greeted at the guest dock of St. Francis by a small army of dock attendants bound and determined to tie up the Panda behind Woodknot. Although they missed the first opportunity to get a line on a cleat due to a strong current and high wind pushing us off the dock, the Panda was well tied on the second try. After checking in with the front desk and getting our guest pass, we relaxed on the boat for the remainder of the afternoon before heading to the downstairs bar and restaurant (which is casual) for a great dinner. Staff at the club (and there was a veritable army of them) was very accommodating and made sure everyone was happy.
Weather was cool and foggy for most of the weekend, but everyone enjoyed hanging on the docks and on the boat. I took the opportunity to visit Golden Gate Yacht Club on Saturday afternoon while walking around the area, another great club. Dinner in the formal main dining room was great, as was brunch on Sunday morning.
Great trip with the opportunity to once again stay in the city.
- Gary Edwards, Commodore 2016