Posts Tagged ‘Lauren Williams’

2010 OCT – Meeting LAUREN WILLIAMS

2010 OCT – Meeting LAUREN WILLIAMS

Lauren Williams, the man – FastAlley’s designer I bought my trimaran, FastAlley, 3 years ago in February 2008.  It is a Lauren William’s design so I went online and Googled “Lauren Williams”, but I found very little on him.  It was as though he had dropped off the Earth. Over the past 3 years I continued […]


2010 Aug – Alameda & Ballena Bay

2010 Aug – Alameda & Ballena Bay

I invited the girls to spend the weekend on the boat at Ballena Bay and explore the island of Alameda with its historic Victorian homes.  Darlene said she couldn’t make it but Annie said she was game. The weekend before I had put my newly repaired dinghy in the water and ran the dink around […]


2010 July – 4th of July on the Bay

2010 July – 4th of July on the Bay

JULY 4th 2010 – Fireworks in the Bay INDEPENDENCE DAY – and a long weekend – Sat, Sun, and Monday. There are various sites in San Francisco Bay where you can anchor overnight that will give you an excellent view of the spectacular fireworks displays along the various waterfronts on Sunday night, the 4th of […]


2010 May – AND I FINALLY GO SAILING !

2010 May – AND I FINALLY GO SAILING !

May 2010 – AND I FINALLY GO SAILING ! I have never actually sailed FastAlley before, I have always just motored the boat. When we did the marine survey in La Paz in 2008 the owner said that in the 6 years he had cruised in Mexico, he had never sailed on the mainsail.  In […]


2010 Mar – Sundry Projects

2010 Mar – Sundry Projects

MARCH 2010 – SUNDRY PROJECTS Companionway Hatch Shocks Companionway Hatch Bar Heat Exchanger Bolts Replaced Kitchen Sink Re-Bedded Deck Hatch Replaced Weems & Plaath clock fixed   INTRODUCTION  Let me explain that firstly I am a woman and secondly an IT Project Manager by profession, so doing boat fixes or manual labor has never been in […]


2009 Sept – From Long Beach to San Francisco Bay

2009 Sept – From Long Beach to San Francisco Bay

I got a new contract in San Jose so I moved my boat from Long Beach up to its new berth in the San Francisco Bay.  I hired a skipper, Nikolay, because (a) I have never done the trip and (b) it is September and the weather forecasts were for hazardous weather, and (c) I am conservative […]


Kick Starting My Dream

Kick Starting My Dream

I had been searching for my dream retirement boat for years and years – scouring the classifieds, visiting boat shows, making lists of what I wanted my dream boat to have, sailing on friends’ boats, and even hunting internationally for my dream. I wanted a multihull, I did not want a monohull.  I owned a […]


Lauren Williams – his life story

Lauren Williams – his life story

GROWING UP Lauren Williams was born in San Francisco in January, 1941 and was brought home to an ark (a house boat that had been put up on pilings) near the Anderson-Christofani Boat Yard (a portent of things to come).  His father was a landscape architect and his mother was an artist so he had a […]


Lauren Williams – Musings #1

Lauren Williams – Musings #1

Lauren Williams – Musings #2

Lauren Williams – Musings #2

Lauren Williams – Musings #3

Lauren Williams – Musings #3