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We had a great sail on Saturday. Winds steady at 17 with increase to 30 on the Bay all day. Flew across and up to Whorton Back to the key bridge,,then up to Innner Harbor in 7 hours.

Saw Cheft37 heading in...looking good. (Sorry I missed your call). What a great day. NOt a powerboat in sight.

Sunday we took a 2 hour sail and had great wind, but misstimed it by 20 minutes and caught a pretty heady T storm at the entrance to Rock Creek (home). Scurried in to make sure I wasnt the tallest object around with lots of electricity in the air. Got pellted with heavy rain and scared the guests. They were all glad to see the dock. What was I thinking?..**:**)

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Chef,

What a weekend uh?

Friday night I took my Dad and Brother to Swan Creek for a guys overnight. Perfect weather and we had a BLAST!!! It will now be a annual event. I couldn't have asked for better conditions.

It was good to see you Saturday, I was heading back to drop them off and then pick up my cousin for a overnight in Worton Creek. I must have missed you in those seas and the speed we were making!!!

So you got hit by that awesome storm Sunday too? We were East of Hart & Miller when it first hit. Then the rotation really hit us east of the Craighill Lower Light and decided to wait it out a while and let the storm pass. What a show Mother Nature displayed! How about those 50 knot winds??? I wish my cousin had got a picture of me being pelted by the rain/hail wearing my swimming goggles LOL.

I was reminded why I hate the waters just South of Hart & Miller...someone say CRAB POT HELL!!!! The wind, waves, lighting, you deal with it...but the F&%$&ING crab pots by the millions. I love crab and all, but come on guys, drop them in some sense of order!!!!!!!! WTF.

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I give that area south of Hart Miller a wide berth. From Whorton I generally aim for the intersection of the cross bay channel's second green from the main channel up the pastapsco and down to the Bay Bridge. It is a crab free course usually. The area you sailed is occupied by a crabber who lays his pots on a stream of consciousness I think.

We saw 47 knots in a few gusts before we got behind the safty of Fort Smallwood Point


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