Bay Area Golden Gate Park San Francisco

Sailing on Spreckels Lake


Bob Heacock, 71, is a member of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club. He sails model boats on Spreckels Lake and has been doing so since the 1970s. Heacock enjoys the sailing because it causes almost a meditative state feeling and he finds it fun.

The San Francisco Model Yacht Club was built in 1937, while Spreckels Lake was built between 1905-06.

Bob takes us through his life as a model yacht club member. He talks about the San Francisco Model Yacht Club, Spreckels Lake, his boats and more.


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Anthony Sosa

Anthony Sosa

Anthony Sosa, 21, is a sports blogger at Call to the Pen, an MLB news and opinion site. He is a junior at San Francisco State University, class of 2018. He aspires to become a full-time sports writer. He enjoys golf, playing basketball and writing. Follow him on Twitter @A_sos27.