Originally posted on Latitude38.com
Chris Conner is a former professional sailing instructor with extensive coastal and blue water sailing experience. He and his wife are currently parenting two teens, navigating the waters between the Boredom Sea and the rocky shores of Overwhelm. Chris is the host of two podcasts, Life Science Marketing Radio and Flip Turns, a love letter to the sport of swimming.
Fishy, Fishy, Fishieee
That’s the sound my 2-year old makes whenever he sees a slippery little aquatic critter. Actually it’s more like “wishy, wishy, whitchy”. Which is possibly even cuter. While too often in my household, the iphone screen is a source of soul wrenching tirades, there are lovely moments, where focus is on the natural beauty of the non-digital world. Since it will be a couple of years until I can teach my son the joys and serenity of sailing, we have been enjoying our local wildlife. Lately that means right at the water’s edge, and getting chased around by seagulls and ducks.
The Pacific Coast Herring Spawn
Fate of the pacific herring
Where can I find the spawns?
A good rule of thumb is to look for a large number of very squawky birds, diving ducks, snorting pinnipeds, and fishing boats. Oh and no doubt, you’ll hear me and my little herring saying, “here fishy, fishy, fishieee.”
Special thanks to all our volunteers that helped by captaining a boat, or captaining the grill and info desk. Our safety boats motored around our harbor as Sail Cubes, CFJ's and two of our Capri 14.2s gave free boat rides. Lots of excitement in the area with Hobie Cats launching and a Flying Dutchman enjoying the breeze.
Perhaps you've noticed ACSC's Web site has taken another giant leap forward. It is beautiful, easy to navigate, and has an edgy, funny, joyful sensibility.
You may not yet know the creator, a friend of ACSC who originally volunteered to practice his gel coat repair skills. Eric is a technology expert with mad skills in producing attractive, compelling Web sites.
We sat down with Eric to learn a bit more about him: what makes him tick, what sailing means to him, why he's involved with ACSC.
Although not really an ACSC event, we are very happy to help and share our facility! It has typically welcomed at least 30 boats, including Hobie 16s, Hobie 18s, Hobie Miracle 20s, Hobie 17s and occasionally some F18s. The event hosts visiting racers off the coast of Alameda for buoy racing on Saturday, and the main event is a distance race, traveling clockwise around Treasure Island. They will be launching off the beach adjacent to our facility. Come down and have a look! Read about last year's event.
REVISED Date: July 8th & 9th
Organizer: Thomas Sinnickson