New Kid In Town

Clark October 31st, 2008

Looking at the image above, at the far left you will see Condesa towering over the other yachts at Pier 39 Marina. On the far right of the image you will see the new boat. All the finest yachts in San Francisco want to be at Pier 39 Marina, which goes without saying.

I’m always happy to help a newbie learn the ropes, but this guy with the new boat just won’t stop: How do I tie the fenders on? What does this thing do? Can you help me get my outboard started? How do I tie a bowline? What do I do when the wind gets strong? I guess we all have to start somewhere. Apparently Mr. Perkins has already decided that sailing isn’t for him, because the boat is for sale for 115 million Euros. Dilettante.

At nearly 300 feet Maltese Falcon isn’t even the largest sailing yacht in the world, just among them, but some say it is the fastest of the big boys. We can charter it for a paltry 350,000 Euros per week, with crew of eighteen, including gourmet chef, but not including food and wine. Somebody must have beat us to it, because she’s already gone…

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Comment by Chuck
2008-12-03 00:37:03


My mom was over for Thanksgiving and you came up , she asked how you looked when we saw you after you arrived in Newport. I told her you looked the same but with fewer of the sandy blonde lockes I remember and your mother looked exactly the same as I remember. My Mom was remembering the time she took us to see the Clash and The Who in 1981 or 1982 , what great memories. So many great memories from the Irvine days. Hope to see you soon.

Take Good Care,


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