On Saturday, July 11, 2009, my son Steve and I entered and raced our Columbia/Kernan 32 in the 40th Annual Seal Beach to Dana Point Race. This race is a 28 nautical mile race that starts off the Seal Beach Pier and finishes near the Dana Point harbor Entrance. 66 boats made the trip this year on a pleasant Southern California summer day where the Westerly winds filled in at 8 - 11 knots for a nice slide down the coast.
A treat about two-thirds of the way down the race course was a pod of at least 200 dolphin that played with us for several minutes. Very special stuff!
It was a great day of sailing where Steve and I had a fun time handling our boat with just the two of us. We pulled off a first in the Sport Boat Class and first in fleet.