Thursday, July 17, 2014

SF-VMAP - I. B. A. Deployment Training Video



San Francisco Vessel Mutual Assistance Plan
SF-VMAP - I. B. A. Deployment Training Video

The San Francisco Bay Vessel Mutual Assistance Plan, or SF-VMAP, is a contingency plan describing actions to be taken by the United States Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, The San Francisco Marine Exchange and local Passenger Vessel Operators for evacuating passengers from a stricken vessel. SF VMAP also provides for fast response to other major marine casualties such as downed aircraft in San Francisco Bay, or other situations that have the potential for large numbers of people in the water.

The plan recognizes (and would require) the assistance of nearby underway VMAP member
vessels, and would rely on equipment spelled out in the plan, including Inflatable Buoyancy Apparatus or IBAs and a means of safely getting in and out of the inflated IBA. This video will cover the deployment and use of this equipment.

SF VMAP Members: Blue and Gold Fleet, San Francisco Bay Ferry, WETA (Water Emergency Transportation Authority), Golden Gate Ferry, The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, Red and White Fleet, Alcatraz Cruises and Hornblower Cruises and Events.

Special Thanks:
United States Coast Guard, Sector San Francisco
United States Coast Guard., Vessel Traffic Service
Captain Forrest Fennell of the Red and White Fleet for the stunt fire.
Sal Sanchez, Sal's Inflatable Services Inc. for technical support

Water Emergency Transportation Authority
San Francisco Bay Ferry
Blue and Gold Fleet

Cast:
Passenger:
Lecie Vincent

Vessel Crew:
Captain Chuck Elles
George Shellhorn
Nick Riley
Ron Woodruff

Director: Sandra Cannon
Marine Coordinator: Captain Burke Beardsley
Camera: Sandra Cannon, David McGuire, Austin Simkins, Tom Miller
Produced by: SFBayImages.com
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

SFBAYIMAGES.com Eclectic Demo Reel


San Francisco Bay Images Eclectic Demo Reel
Aerial, Drone, Marine, Car and other moving images.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

NASA: Amazing Experiments with Water in Zero Gravity



Wow. An Astronaut, a spaceship and experiments with water in Zero Gravity.  Very Cool.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowies "Space Oddity" from outer space.




Astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowies "Space Oddity" from outer space. Great Way to Start a Monday.
Full version from youtube.com. 

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Maserati Yacht Arrives in San Francisco Bay Video



Yacht "Maserati" Sets New San Francisco Sailing Record N.Y. To S.F
Following the Clipper Ship Era Passage from New York to San Francisco Via Cape Horn
February 16th, 2013



The 70 Foot Yacht "Maserati" sailed into the San Francisco Bay early on February 16th, 2013.  Skippered by Giovanni Soldini, "Maserati" broke the record for a single-hulled sailing vessel making the passage from New York City to San Francisco via Cape Horn in just 47 days, 2 hours and 33 minutes. The Clipper Ship era passage is a 13,225 mile voyage,  "Maserati" beat the the Clipper Challenge Cup record by 10 days which was set by French "Aquitaine Innovations" in 1998. 

The Golden Gate Bridge is the line of demarcation for record setting passages, but this historic finish line was between Alcatraz and Pier 39.  I caught up with "Maserati" and her crew just after she passed under the bridge. In 2008, Lionel Lemonchois set the world record for a multi-hulled catamaran with the "Gitana 13" at 43 days, 3 minutes and 38 seconds. I was also on the Bay to greet "Gitana 13" which was an equally flat, glassy and windless morning. The sailing passage around Cape Horn was made famous by the clipper ship the "Flying Cloud" in 1854 with 89 days and 22 hours which was spectacular for the Gold Rush days. Previously it had taken about 200 days. It was dubbed the Route D'Or. Apparently there is no established finish line for the Challenger Cup. The Gitana 13 used the line between Alcatraz and Coit Tower, Maserati used the line between Alcatraz and Pier 39. It will never make much of a difference unless it comes down to close time for the record. Some people count the Golden Gate Bridge as the line.


Skipper Giovannii Soldini let a an international crew of 9. Most of the team had sailed together in part but never as a whole. The crew included: Guido Broggio as boat captain, Boris Herrmann as Navigator, Corrado Rossignoli as watch leader, Jainghe Teng as grinder and trimmer, Michele Sighel as media-man, American Ryan Breymaier as watch leader, Sebastien Audigane as helmsman and trimmer and Carlos Hernandez. Five languages were spoken on board. 


Ryan Breymaier, the American on board, described the best of their sailing conditions to me. "The first 3 days leaving New York. You know you pick your weather when you leave and so we were able to sail very fast downwind." he explained and then added "I think we did 1200 miles in 3 days.".

The 13,225-mile voyage is considered one of the most difficult hauls in sailing, Rounding the Horn, under sail on a non-stop passage of more than 3,000 miles passing through the latitude of 50 degrees south both east and west of Cape Horn, grants sailors eligibility to apply for membership of the exclusive International Association of Cape Horners; an organization worthy of respect whose origins lie amongst those who rounded the Horn as professional seamen serving upon the tall ships of the Clipper era. There are no exceptions to the strict joining criteria. It is the 'Mount Everest' of ocean sailing.

Giovanni Soldini said the sailing conditions where next to perfect. He also added that the sailing under the Golden Bridge was "Bellisimo".

I followed the yacht Maserati on their website as they made their passage. I was not expecting them until the 19th but I woke up on Saturday and their twitter feed said "they will be here by 9 am". Paul Dines of SFBayAdventures.com provided me with a photo-boat and captain to greet her and the crew. We barely made seeing her pass under the Golden Gate Bridge with the accompany spraying fire boat, but were with her along with a flotilla of welcome wishers as she crossed the historic line. Paul Dines captaining his schooner "Freda B" was there and offered the Maseratti and her crew some beers. I delivered them and then was invited on board by Skipper Giovannia Soldini. That is about as good as it gets for me! Nothing like being on board a boat that just went around Cape Horn full of handsome sailors. I watched them celebrate, smoke cigarettes, eat, drink and take down the sail for the first time in 47 days.

Maserati, the famous luxury car maker, sponsored the 8 million dollar yacht along with BSI, Generali, Vodaphone, Bulgari and Italian Food company called Eataly. I heard specifically about the food company while on board.
Maseratti sailed into pier 39 where she and the crew were welcomed by fans on the dock and presented with the Challenger Cup. The Italian Consul General, Mauro Battocchi was there to welcome the team. Maserratti will remain in San Francisco for repairs and special events.

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Giovanni Soldini & Maserati take on 'NY - SF Sailing Speed Record'



Giovanni Soldini & Maserati take on 'NY - SF Sailing Speed Record'


Video From Youtube "TVNauticalChannel"
Yacht Maserati Music Video From The Sail.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Welcome Yacht Maserati to the San Francisco Bay


70 Foot Yacht Maserati 
Sets World Record with 47 Days, 2 Hours and 33 Minutes.
For Single-Hulled Sailing Vessel
Sailing from New York to San Francisco 
on the historic Route d'Or established in 1854 
by "Flying Cloud" with 89 days and 20 hours.
So I meant to greet "Maserati" under the Golden Gate Bridge, but she arrived early!
A fireboat escorted her under the Golden Gate Bridge but shortly a flotilla of yachting aficionados, photo boats and cheering fan laden chartered vessels surrounded her as she crossed the finish line which is between Alcatraz and Coit Tower.
I was on a photo boat graciously provided by Paul Dines of SFBayAdventures.com .
Captain Giovanni Soldini invited me on board the yacht "Maserati" after crossing the finish line. Yes, that was a good day for me. 








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Yacht Maserati Crew Pictures After Breaking Record

San Francisco Bay, February 16th, 2013
Thank you to Skipper Giovanni Soldini for inviting me on board the 70 Foot Yacht Maserati after he and his 9 man international team broke the record for single-hulled sailing vessel passage from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn. After crossing the historic finish line between Alcatraz and Coit Tower in the San Francisco Bay, the crew celebrated with beer, cheese and salami. 

Guido Broggi (boat captain)
Skipper Giovanni Soldini
Giovanni Soldini And Guido Broggi
German Boris Herrmann (navigator)
American Ryan Breymaier (pitman)
Corrado Rossignoli (watch leader)
Michele Sighel (mediaman)
Jainghe Teng (grinder - trimmer)
Michele Sighel (mediaman)
Sebastien Audigane (helmsman - trimmer)
Michele Sighel (mediaman)
Michele Sighel (mediaman)
Jainghe Teng (grinder trimmer)
Giovanni Soldini

Carlos Hernandez 





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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Yacht Maserati sets another Record Sailing from New York to San Francisco

Yacht "Maserati" sets another Record Sailing from New York to San Francisco, February 16th, 2013






Yacht "Maserati" sets another Record Sailing from New York to San Francisco

February 16th, 2013

The 70 foot Yacht "Maserati" sets another record sailing from New York to San Francisco rounding Cape Horn crossing the historic finish line between Alcatraz Island in the center of the San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower in 47 days, 2 hours and 33 minutes. "Maserati" was skippered by Italian Giovanni Soldini who led a 9 member international crew from 6 different countries on a trip that covered 13,225 miles rounding Cape Horn. The record record of 57 days, three hours and two minutes was set in 1998 by "Aquitainne Innovations". Yacht Maserati had very good winds at Cape Horn. "Upwind sailing but only 35 knots which for the Cape Horn is excellent this time of year" said the only American on board, Ryan Breymaier "almost the perfect Cape Horn rounding".  The crew passed under the Golden Gate Bridge, escorted by a San Francisco Fire Boat with celebratory spray, around 10:30 am on Saturday morning, much earlier then expected. By the time the "Maserati" crossed the historic finish line, a flotilla of yachting aficionados, photo boats and charter boats were surrounding her cheering an enthusiastic welcome. I was invited to board by the Captain after the historic finish.


Rounding the Horn, under sail on a non-stop passage of more than 3,000 miles passing through the latitude of 50 degrees south both east and west of Cape Horn, grants sailors eligibility to apply for membership of the exclusive International Association of Cape Horners; an organization worthy of respect whose origins lie amongst those who rounded the Horn as professional seamen serving upon the tall ships of the Clipper era. There are no exceptions to the strict joining criteria. It is the 'Mount Everest' of ocean sailing.

Route D'Or
The passage from New York to San Francisco has been referred to as the "Route D'Or" (route to gold)  in the early gold rush when it typically took more then 200 days to make the trip. The yacht "Maserati" has broken the record for a single hull sailing vessel. In 2008 the multi-hulled "Gitana 13" broke all records with 43 days and 38 minutes. This makes the captain and crew eligible to apply for membership of the exclusive International Association of Cape Horners; a redoubtable organisation whose origins lie amongst those who rounded the Horn as professional seamen serving upon the tall ships of the Clipper era. To be eligible a non-passage has to have been for more then 3,000 miles passing through the latitude of 50 degrees south both east and west of Cape Horn. In 1854 the a clipper ship named the "Flying Cloud" set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. The "Flying Cloud" held this record for over 100 years, from 1854 -1989 when it the record was broken by "Thursday's Child" with 80 days and 20 hours.

The all male crew included American, German, Italian, Spanish, French and Chinese sailors. The members have  all sailed together on previous boats but never as previously as a team.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Iconic California Street Sign






SF Bay Digital Images is grateful to have had the opportunity to provide 100's of corporate photography collections and installations in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I am so flattered when people buy my work, let alone put it on their office walls. I am proud to say I have posters in cafeterias, framed archival prints in executive level offices, large format giclee canvases in lobby's and open spaces. I also produce environmental thematic digital signage in restaurants, airports, private, public, hospitality and other settings.

The mission statement for SF Bay Digital Images is to provide positive media in an overly negative media inundated world. I guess specifically that translates as my work does well for corporate installations. Yes, my collections tend to be San Francisco Bay Area thematic, but I do take pictures and video of other things.

I was formally trained as an architect. My work tends to be graphic and architectural. 

If you think I would be a good fit to help you with your corporate art installation give me a call.

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California Street Sign
Large Format Giclee Print on Canvas
54 inches tall by 95 inches wide
This images was part of a collection developed for a client with their Interior Designer.