Glad to have met many of you at the dinner at the Fleet Club. Thanks again eryka
for that treat. Agree with the preceding "Wows" on the assessment of the Photo Team's work!
We sailed home to Herrington Harbor North afterward in winds from 16-22 knots and seas 2-3 feet (once out of the Severn R. mouth powerboat chop). I knew that if I set the pole for a wing & wing run, the wind would change its direction enough to send me back to that rolling bow anyway, so we made the distance on two gybes. Covered more water but made 7.5 SOG and 8+ on the log. (though I think the paddlewheel transducer reports a bit "daffy" in higher winds.
WOW love that asym, there's got to be a story behind it, do tell.....
Hey Glen... 1st off, I finally got the bottom scrubbed thanks to the diver recommendation that you gave me. Thanks again for that.
We were transplanted Californians 16 years ago and wanted to name our new boat something very Virginia
regional. As you may recall, Virginia Dare was the first born English child in the New World and that in the Virginia Colony. (At bay now Tar Heals! Back then, in 1587 Roanoke Island was
Virginia Colony). Virginia Dare was part of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" - some believe captured by the Powhatan tribe and taken into slavery. So we will never know what Virginia Dare really looked like. I like my wife's determined chin and sketched that in profile - then had a pretty talented Graphics Designer (VCU grad) at my former employer work up the graphic design in Adobe Illustrator (during her lunch hour of course). I took the drawing to Quantum Sailmakers and for a fee
- they did the rest. Thanks for the spinnaker compliment. And thanks to Jamison for that shot.