Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rasmus on San Francisco Bay

Hello fellow Rasmus lovers,
I thought you might enjoy this video from yesterday of a beautiful sail on San Francisco Bay. We actually sailed out from Sausalito, my home port, through the Golden Gate to Point Bonita and back in. As usual the winds were strongest in the stretch of water between the Golden Gate and Angel Island, known locally as "the Slot." On a typical day in summer, after noon winds are 20 -35 knots steady there.

Yesterday the predictions were for winds of 5-10 knots. Not so! As you can see in the video we sailed a reach  back to Sausalito across the Bay in brisk 25 knot winds and some good chop. As you Rasmus people know, that's just when the fun begins with these boats. I know mine loves the big winds.

My boat is Hull #100 and is a Rasmus/NAB finished by Freeman Yachts in England. So you'll notice the hard top on the dodger that was standard on the NABs. It's wonderful on windy, choppy SF Bay.

Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8vemQkJzHY&feature=youtu.be


Pat Sixbey said...

Ah yes, maybe one day my boat will have salt water on her other than my sweat! Nice sail.

Swells said...

It will! Only your boat will be better than new from top to bottom. Mine sails but needs a LOT of work. Hey, maybe when yours is done we can trade and you can do mine next. It'll be a snap with all your experience. :)