There are various reasons for finding and joining you local ship model club. One of the reasons is to participate in great events like this one by the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights, a club I belong to. The group had been talking for years about doing a group sail aboard the Alma. This year, it was finally a reality. It was a really fun afternoon of sun, wind and waves… well, it was San Francisco, so more wind and waves than sun. It was great being out under sail on this old historic ship.