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Re: Review of my season on Georgian Bay

First day ( Tuesday ) is from Penetang to Beckwith. This can be a long and tiring sail if the wind is from the Northwest, which is normal. You have a narrow slot between shoals and reefs to the North, and mainland with some major sand spits extending well out into the bay from the south. Usually means close hauled and lots of tacking. That's why, if time is short we usually motor it.
But time is not short. We have all next day( Wed. ) to enjoy Beckwith so we have all day to make it a sailing day( not sure I could have fitted any more "day's" into that sentence, oh wait I just did ). Wind is, of course, from the Northwest, blowing 15 to 20 knots with gusts to about 25 knots. One reef in and we have a great sail. The wind shifts to the North slightly later in the day. It shifts just enough that we only have to tack three times during the trip. I was so engaged in trying to get enough to room to weather to avoid a lot of tacks, that the trip seemed to pass in a flash.

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