Construction Employees Test Their Seaworthiness
Departing from the Richmond Yacht Club on a 42 foot Catalina, Landmark Construction employees spent a day together sailing the San Francisco Bay in May. This is just one of many adventures planned by the company to enable employees to participate in athletic pursuits with their co-workers.
The 42’ Catalina yacht, a member of the Tradewinds Sailing Club fleet, departed Richmond Inner Harbor on a sunny and brisk spring day, perfect for sailing, according to Joe Bittaker, President, Landmark Construction, who captained the vessel.The group departed in the morning and as the sailboat made its way around the bay, employees enjoyed breathtaking views of the city. During the trip, the Landmark crew also reported spotting Harbor Seals and Harbor Porpoises.
For some staff members, such as Jorge Flores, Project Engineer, it was their first time at sea. “It was my first time sailing, so the whole trip was new and exciting.” said Flores.
According to Flores, the unpredictable winds in the bay added to the excitement. As the team encountered harsh winds during the day, but thanks to teamwork and Captain Joe’s extensive experience sailing in San Francisco Bay, they were able to overcome all obstacles, and make a grand tour of the bay and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Connecting with his fellow sailors was the best part going on the company outing, according to Flores “I met Landmark employees who I haven’t worked with yet,” said Flores. “It was awesome getting to know them and I am definitely looking forward to working with those guys.”
Jorge Flores is currently working on the Natomas STAR Academy Project. He is Sacramento native, attends Sacramento State University and plans to graduate in Spring of 2017 from the Construction Management Program.