I got a pretty darned good email today. My friend and Captain from Valis said he's thinking about doing the Three Bridge Fiasco again this year and was wondering if I'd like to join him. Hmmmm, ummmm, let me think about that, well, uhhh, hell yeah! Of course I need to clear this with my shore based crew but with a month's notice, that's pretty close to a formality.
It's hard to give a sense of just how great of a boat Valis is. I tried to find one picture that could show it. For me it really boils down to her lines, beautiful teak and ocean-going Pacific Seacraftiness. This picture with Camille shows a lot of it, the graceful curve of the gunwhale, the beautiful wood and the well used jackline. And the fact that the boat is pointing more or less towards Hawaii in this picture. That's kind of Valis' pre-disposed direction in my opinion.
So, barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'll be blogging from the Bay on January 30 and beating that pesky Morning Star for line honors well before 6:45PM!