Jackie Philpott

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

In early April I drove over to Berkeley Marine Center, looking for my new-to-me engine. I looked in all the usual places: Cree Partridge’s office, in the corners of the chandlery and in the...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Surfers And Doggies I don’t know how many readers spend time down the coast in Monterey or Carmel, but I recommend it. It’s hard to beat the beauty and serenity of either city. One of...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

In this month’s column I write about two different types of sailing lunacy: Iceboat racing on hard water in Wisconsin and the Three Bridge Fiasco on soft water in the San Francisco Bay. Ladies...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Spider On My Boat In 2021 a small spider came aboard my boat while I was sleeping, anchored off Heart’s Desire Beach, up in Tomales Bay. It settled in just under the aluminum trim...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Spaulding Marine Center In early December I drove over to Spaulding Marine Center’s annual holiday party in Sausalito. It used to be called Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, but now it is a boat yard...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Sausalito Boat Show I arrived at the boat show in Sausalito first thing in the morning. There were people at the entrance to Clipper Yacht Harbor directing traffic and there was a carnival atmosphere. Lots...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Boats, Boats And More Boats In September I went with my husband to visit our son, Max, in England. Max is a major in the United States Air Force, posted at a small village...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Stuck In The Mud In Tomales Bay Some people make lists. I take notes. Everywhere I go I take a little notebook. The good thing about note-taking is that it keeps me organized. The...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Drakes Bay, Tomales Bay Do you feel like an adventure? Go out the Gate and turn right instead of left. At the end of your first day you’ll end up in Drakes Bay. There...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Annual Wooden Boat Show On June 17 I sailed over to the Corinthian Yacht Club as an invited guest of Shelly Willard. Shelly was one of the many organizers of the 2023 Wooden Boat...