We went out Saturday for a trip to Friday Harbor in what was supposed to be 15-20 but turned out to be 25-30. After trying to beat with full Genoa and Main, we reefed both and beat down the Rosario Strait. We had 6-8 foot short period chop since the wind/waves were against the ebb. It was a bit rough but Oh Joy goes like a freight train to windward, even in the slop. We shipped lots of green water down the decks and couldn't keep the fenders and docklines aboard so we just trailed them until we turned the corner. I wasn't sending anybody out there in this stuff.
Dang! 7.5 knots to windward in this crap.
My intrepid photog on his first trip in this boat.
All in all, a good trip since it mellowed out once we hit the San Juan channel. We had three get seasick for a while in the rough stuff but they felt better after feeding the fishies.