Changing Spots, a Leopard 40
Sailing the world has been a life dream.
I recently retired, and sold my old boat. The gentle breezes of Southern California will make her days easier now. She is an F27 trimaran,
built by Corsair Marine in Chula Vista, CA, and bought new in 1987. The company was started by John Walton, who was very active in
running the company and an avid sailor. Ian Farrier was the designer. Both were very hands on, and very helpful and supportive (I regret
your passing, John).
This boat was named "Three Play", and was fast, easy and fun to sail, and very forgiving. Most of the sailing was done in and around San
Francisco Bay and the Delta (including racing, where she did very well!). She was also trailered (she folds up easily, to fit on a trailer) to
Mexico once, and Southern California, and Lake Tahoe a few times. She has been very good to me and taught me a great deal. For sailing in
the exhilarating SF Bay Area, that is saying at lot! She outdid herself in single and doublehanded Farallones races.
One time, approaching Pier 39, SF, I was folding the boat up as she motored around in circles. This was in preparation to dock at Pier 39
where we had a reservation. (When folded - to 8.5', she could fit her 19' beam into a regular slip.) The dockhand from the marina came
rushing out in his boat shouting, what can I do? He had a report that we were breaking up, and came out to rescue us!
She has been residing at the Richmond Yacht Club, in Point Richmond, on the SF Bay, for the last several years.
Explore the world by sail
|Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did
do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover, - Mark Twain
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