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Old 09-17-2012   #3
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Re: High Speed Morgan 33 O.I....

I believe you Gary.

I sailed from the Rhode River to St. Mike's in under 4 hours. Upwind, broad reach, upwind and DDW. I hit 8.3kts SOG several times on the broad reach and maintained over 6.1 kts on the upwind legs. I flew the #2, with a reefed main. The Pearson 30 is just built for that stuff, and I loved it.

I sailed right to the anchor drop in Fog Cove, only using the engine to back down and set the anchor. Late Sunday morning, I sailed right off the anchor, not using the engine. I mean, does it get any better than that? As I sailed out, there was a log canoe race going on, and a Skipjack coming in under sail. I got some great photos that I'll try to post tonight.

The rest of Sunday was a slow ride home in a fickle, 5kt breeze that was dead on the nose the whole way. I didn't tie up until 9pm.
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