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Old 05-27-2013   #76
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Finally our first overnight of the season, a long wait is an understatement

I tucked two reefs in the Main and left our slip at about noon on Saturday after some debate. We enjoyed a comfortable sail out Rock Creek and down the Patapsco. With some steep waves off our quarter rounding Bodkin Point, it got a little rolly for a few until we adjusted course.

The boat handled well with the two reefs and about 40% of the head sail out, I think we averaged 5.5 and maxed at 7.9 SOG. All in all we took it pretty easy since this was really our first sail of the season and didn't want to freak ourselves or the kids out, but I'd say we picked a good one. I

We rafted with a Bristol 40 on Broad Creek off the Magothy. Nice protection from the howling winds that continued through early evening then they calmed just in time for bed.

The sail back Sunday was even better with milder winds but still a decent 15-20 with the occasional gust into the mid 20's.

Monday we hung around the club and enjoyed sharing our sailing adventures with docks mates.

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