Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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Re: Happy sailstice!!!
Went out with our local boy scout troop. The local ASA school hooked up with the Stroudsburg Boy Scouts which are headed next year to "Sea Base," where they will be chartering (2) 42 foot sailboats, for 10 days off shore. Many of these young men have never been on a sailboat, so to give them an idea we took them out sailing. 12 of them on 8 boats, to get them accustomed to the feel of the boats.
It was a good time, with VERY light winds... As the "fast boat" of the group I got to take 2 leaders (who also have spent no time sailing)... so we instantly became the chase boat, taking pictures of the others. I spent practically zero time at the tiller (as it should be), and frankly did very little of the work. We hit 6 knots a couple times, but averaged about 3-4... good learning conditions though.
Of course we raced yesterday, our 2nd race of the season... we drew Race Committee duty, which was OK cause the winds were VERY light. Measured 3, 5, and 7 knots of wind. Very few to the line, 9 boats, and only 7 finished... yep its summer all right.
1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.