The last few days I have been working on a few changes to my sailing canoe design. Since I am starting this blog several months after I started working on the sailing canoe, I’ll be doing some flashback sequences to get the two in sync.
I’ve sailed since I was eight years old, and it is something I really enjoy. The last couple of years I have also started kayaking. It is good exercise and paddling around in a small boat is great fun. I kayak on San Francisco Bay, and last summer I started paddling from AT&T Park out to the Golden Gate Bridge and back once or twice a week. If you live in the Bay Area or are here for a visit I highly recommend this route. You can rent kayaks at South Beach Harbor (in front of AT&T Park). Anyway, on the return to AT&T Park in the afternoon the wind is always howling in from the Golden Gate, and I am always a little tired of paddling. So I started thinking it would be great to have a kite or sail on my kayak so I could paddle out and sail back. Continue Reading »