|Islander 36 Association|
There is an opportunity to ride the strong ebb tide out under the Golden Gate early in the morning of May 18th, and sail the 25 miles out to the Farralons, and return with the afternoon flood tide. As you can see, there is a great current for the trip:
bbbbbbb 2003-05-18 02:47 PDT -0.00 knots Slack, Ebb Begins
2003-05-18 05:57 PDT Sunrise
2003-05-18 06:18 PDT -5.80 knots Max Ebb
2003-05-18 10:14 PDT 0.01 knots Slack, Flood Begins
2003-05-18 13:20 PDT 4.37 knots Max Flood
2003-05-18 16:54 PDT -0.01 knots Slack, Ebb Begins
2003-05-18 19:01 PDT -2.26 knots Max Ebb
2003-05-18 20:15 PDT Sunset
While maximum ebb is at 6:18 am, a departure under the Gate at 0700 will still get most of the benefit or the ebb. Interested boats can contact each other on VHF channel 72. Participants are encouraged to spend Saturday night in harbors, or at anchor, close to the Golden Gate so they can depart early enough to catch the current. It would be a good idea to have plenty of fuel and water in your tanks.
While this is an excellent chance for anyone who would like to venture outside the Gate to go with a group of boats which promotes safety and confidance, it is the individual owner's sole responsibility to decide if his or her boat and crew are suitable for this trip and the conditions on May 18th. The Association assumes no liability for this event.
Please provide the skipper's full name, email address, boat name and boat type in the form below to indicate your potential interest in participating.