Double Espresso

Division Assigned
Boat Type
Express 34
Sail Number
69448
Beam
10.50
Rig
Sloop
LOA
34.00
CF or Registration Number
922445
Hailing Port
Santa Cruz, CA
Name of Owner or Charterer
Jason Lauer
Yacht Club(s)
Santa Cruz Yacht Club
St Francis Yacht Club
Pacific Cup Yacht Club
Draft
6.00
Nationality
United States
Usual Boat Location
Santa Cruz, California
Rating Assigned
0.82
First Pac Cup
No
Team Trophy Teammates
Expected Crew Count
3
Qualifying Sail Details

On Friday May 20th.  Jason, John and Mark (our entire crew) had dinner at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club then shoved off at 7:30 PM for our 150 mile sail.  Our route was to go up to San Francisco Bay entrance, turn around and sail back to Santa Cruz. The wind was forecast to be fairly strong.  We reefed and put up our #4 jib.  All the way to Ano Nuevo the wind was fairly strong.  I got sea sick as usual.  By midnight the wind died and we motored through the night and all through the morning.  Around 11:00 am we were able to turn around meeting our half way point and start sailing back to Santa Cruz.  As the afternoon progressed, the wind picked up.  By the time we passed Pigeon Point the wind was up to 25 knotts.  Due to seasickness we decided to pole out the #2 jib instead of setting the spinnaker our main was still reefed.  We were surfing waves at 10-12 knotts.  At sunset on Saturday May 21st, as we approached Monterey Bay, the wind started winding down.  We chose to motor sail the last 10 miles.  We got in shortly after sunset.  It was a great sail.

Thanks,

Jason Lauer

MMSI
338252658
HAM Callsign
KG6BLD
EPIRB ID
2DCCA AE284 FFBFF
How Many Liferafts
1
2022 Entrant?
Yes