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Done and Done

Collegiate national sailing championship: DONE!
It went smoothly and the wind cooperated (like it does here in the summer). Whew!

A few views of the weekend:

Black vs. yellow headed out to the racecourse. In the background you can see the new custom crane which started work the same day as our regatta. To build the suspension section of the new Bay Bridge they had to have a custom crane built (the Left Coast Lifter) and shipped over from China. If that fascinates you check it out in action, read the press release (pdf) or explore this fancy looking site showing all the sections of the new bridge.

A yellow boat on land. This style of racing puts two teams against one another, 3 boats against 3 boats, and the best combined score wins. To make things easy to see on the water the sails are colored by team, red vs. blue, black vs. yellow and orange vs. green.

Me being in charge. I spent the whole time on my feet. N had impeccable timing and went away for the weekend so I could just come home and collapse in a pile each night. I survived though and now I can go back to my regularly scheduled life!

Cal themed homemade stuff

I made some things to put in the Cal Sailing Team’s spring Auction.

A pillow with appliqu├ęd script-Cal. All the freshman girls wanted this one! Nick was also offering to bid negative dollars to make sure it would leave the house.

The 6-pack in all its glory. Oh yes, I take commissions.

Beer Cozy Envy

The Infamous Cal Sailing Knitted Beer Cozy.

You know you want one.

They are available at the Cal Sailing Team Spring Auction and Gala in 6-pack form…