Schooner SEA RAVEN, Mt. San Bruno in the background.

Sunday, May 21, 2017: Schooner Sea Raven was underway for crew sail training on San Francisco Bay between Brisbane and the Alameda Estuary on a beautiful warm Sunday afternoon. Crew met aboard at 09:00 am to practice sail drill before the wind would pipe up after 11:00 am. Michael, Ryan and John joined the Captain to practice hoisting and lowering gaff sails, prior to motoring out into the bay. Then the sails were hoisted and the fun began.

Crew has raised the foresail.

As the wind continued to grow the schooner sailed up to the Alameda estuary, and then sailed the 7 nautical miles home in 50 minutes (arriving at 4:20) which calculates out at 8.4 knots (10.08 mph).

Sea Raven boiling along making hull speed 7.7 knots without the mainsail, only flying 550 sf of canvas.

Hull speed for the schooner is 7.74 knots (9.25 mph) so their was an assist from the tide which was just beginning to flood after Low slack at 2:18 pm.  Crew also learned about effective use of an Aft Bow Spring Line to easily tie up.

Sea Raven is tied up safe & sound again.