On Delay arrives in San Francisco

June 21, 2014, San Francisco, USA

I was very happy to see this automatically generated email on Saturday night:

From: MarineTraffic
Date: June 22, 2014 2:50:03 AM EDT
Subject: Arrival: ON DELAY, Port: SAN FRANCISCO

Time: 2014-06-22 06:49 (UTC)

(Time of arrival/departure is the time the vessel approaches the entrance/exit of the port respectively)

Around 10:30 pm on Saturday night, On Delay, with Pete, Tony, and Renan aboard, sailed under the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay. Their journey of 33 days and ~4000 nautical miles was complete.

Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday night.

They sailed under the bridge in style: the engines turned off and a full main sail and orange storm jib flying. Their SOG (speed over ground) was a mere 0.9 knots because of the brutal ebb tide. However, Pete reported that the leisurely pace made the champagne drinking easier.

Pete and Renan approaching the bridge.

Pete and Renan approaching the bridge.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, On Delay tied up at the guest dock at South Beach harbor. She stayed there until Sunday, June 29th. And now she is in Richmond, East Bay.

The sailors returned.

The sailors returned.

13 thoughts on “On Delay arrives in San Francisco

  1. Wahoo! Ooorah! Most excellent “end” to a truly grand adventure, so glad everyone is home safe and sound! Looking forward to seeing all of you F2F again :).

  2. what a lovely sight! so glad you made it home safe and sound! Tony looks most fetching in his sombrero:)

  3. Welcome home and thank you all for sharing the stories and pictures of your wonderful adventures! I look forward to hearing more in the months and years to come.

  4. Job well done team and a long awaited Welcome Home!
    Peter I am so proud of your accomplishments. I have the utmost respect for your sailing abilities. It’s good to have you back in the USA.

  5. Well done On Delay crew! We cherish our time sharing a tiny bit of your adventure and are delighted On Delay made it to SF with all safe and sound.

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