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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Congrats! How was your start? Which starting technique did you employ?
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

The start was downwind. It was a disaster.

I was parked on the line, on time, waiting to press the bow down and have them pop the chute. Immediately after the horn, they decide that THIS is the time to look up and ensure that halyards aren't fouled.

They think that the spin halyard has somehow been routed THROUGH one of the jib hanks, and that the jib needs to come down to clear the foul.

I refused to allow that, and handed the tiller to another one of the afterguard, and went forward to investigate. It was mostly an optical illusion. The halyard had a half-wrap around the forestay, so I told them to deal with the little bit of extra friction and set the kite NOW.

And off we went...
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So, you're probably wondering why I didn't charge the line at full speed, with the chute up, instead of setting it after the horn.

The answer is because I didn't trust other skippers and I didn't trust my (newish) crew to be able to get it down quickly, and be able to reset for another hoist, if I crossed the line early.

That's something we need to practice, not learn during a real start.
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Like T37Chef, I got to enjoy the beautiful Memorial Day weekend with a couple of friends. We left early Friday morning from Herring Bay and enjoyed a fantastic sail to St. Michael's--reached the whole way doing 7 kt with reefed sails.

Saturday, we sailed to the Wye East and on up the river until the tacking got too busy. I've attached a picture of the small crowd () that eventually joined us on Granary Creek.

A lot of motoring out of the Wye and East Bay on Sunday with wind on the nose, but once we got to the Bay and the wind backed to the south more, we got to end the trip with a pleasant sail home.
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Like T37Chef, I got to enjoy the beautiful Memorial Day weekend with a couple of friends. We left early Friday morning from Herring Bay and enjoyed a fantastic sail to St. Michael's--reached the whole way doing 7 kt with reefed sails.

Saturday, we sailed to the Wye East and on up the river until the tacking got too busy. I've attached a picture of the small crowd () that eventually joined us on Granary Creek.

A lot of motoring out of the Wye and East Bay on Sunday with wind on the nose, but once we got to the Bay and the wind backed to the south more, we got to end the trip with a pleasant sail home.
Tom is that really Granery Creek picture. I remember to be quite narrow. We tuck back in there many times. Almost looks like looking out of Dividing Creek out to the Wye
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Memorial Day is a pretty special weekend for a lot of reasons - our troops, the start of summer, the sudden abundance of American flags - but it also might be the best sailing weekend of the year.

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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

We had another great weekend on the boat - with just a couple minor hiccups. Slept at the dock on Thursday, then sailed to St. Michaels on Friday and anchored out in the Wye on Saturday.

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Tom is that really Granery Creek picture. I remember to be quite narrow. We tuck back in there many times. Almost looks like looking out of Dividing Creek out to the Wye
I'm pretty sure it was Granary. We had gone past Dividing and anchored maybe half way up. And just to make sure I just looked the area over on Google Earth. There's a house visible on the west shore of Granary. It was indeed fairly narrow--we went aground at one point trying to get past that phalanx of boats.
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We had another great weekend on the boat - with just a couple minor hiccups. Slept at the dock on Thursday, then sailed to St. Michaels on Friday and anchored out in the Wye on Saturday.

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Hey, I saw you there in Shaw Bay. I was the scruffy green sloop anchored in between the catboat-like sailboat and the tugboat cruiser, just south of you. It was great sailing there on Saturday, but I ended up motoring basically the entire way back home on Sunday.
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Hey, I saw you there in Shaw Bay.
Yes, you anchored across the Bay by that odd boat with the wind up toy thing on top. I actually saw that same boat on a mooring in Annapolis over Memorial Day.

You were upwind from the music, wise move.

I kept my main up the entire way home, and even had my spinnaker rigged, but never shut off the motor.
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Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Heading over to St Micheals tomorrow through the Narrows. Shawn saw 6.5 two hours after low so we should be fine.

Large group of PB friends from the club are having cocktails at the Marina there on the dock and we will dinghy in as sail boaters like to anchor.

Looks like a windless albet beautiful weekend.

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