A three-hour sail begins by traversing under the Bay Bridge and heading north along the San Francisco waterfront, where we get a great view of the city's downtown, Telegraph Hill, the city's historic piers and Ferry Building. After passing Blossom Rock, we head for Alcatraz, usually passing east of the iconic Rock.
After we pass Angel Island, we set a course toward the wealthy Marin County enclaves of Sausalito, Belvedere and Tiburon. Soon we pass into the calmer waters of Raccoon Strait, which separates Angel Island from Marin County. There we will likely experience calmer winds and smoother sailing. After we round Point Campbell, Angel Island's northernmost tip, Angel Island's historic immigration station comes into view. We pass that and Fort McDowell and soon begin to see the Golden Gate peeking out from behind Point Blunt.
Here we experience the bay's full wind thrust as we bend our course south toward the Bay Bridge and home.
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