Benjamin and his friend Kevin came with a good set of sailing skills and were excited to expand those skills with boisterous sailing day on the Bay and along the Marin coast. With sustained winds of 25 kts, gusting 30, both gentlemen handled the boat with confidence while performing numerous tacks and gybes. They were both able to reach boat speeds of 12-13 kts while skillfully surfing on the steep chop at the Gate. Both are welcome back any time.
Captain bill was great! Nice guy with tons of good stories. We had just learned to sail and he taught us some tricks of getting safely around the bay and out of the Golden Gate without hitting sand or bridge-induced vortices, reading the wind report, etc. I'm definitely going out with him again, whether for leisure or learning.