My son was with me, it was his boat and the first time either of us had been away from the dock in it. Fortunately there was a spot open at the end of one dock at his marina, but it was only about as long as the boat. I was bringing it in under jib only on a starboard reach, got a big gust out of nowhere (did I mention it got dark on us while we were trying to get the engine started?) just before I was going to let it fly, and of course we were committed by this time. Three or four knots sure feels fast sometimes.
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse