Typical day sail for me is to leave the dock about 10 a.m., (I'm too old and lazy to get out of bed at the crack of dawn. Fire up the tin Lizzy, motor down the Havre de Grace channel, (only when the wind's blowing out of a southerly direction), put up the sails, and head southeast on a close haul or beam reach, depending on the normal summer wind direction. Most of the time, the wind's not blowing more than 10 to 12, which provides me with speeds to 6 or 7 mph, not much heeling, a very comfortable ride.
Next, I give the helm to one of the beautiful ladies onboard, go below and mix them a Green Coconut Margaretta, break out some snack food, chips, crackers, dip, smoked salmon, etc..., then relax in the cockpit while they leisurely sail down the bay.
Then we find a sheltered anchorage, I fire up the gas grill, grill some burgers, Kielbasa, saute some onions and peppers and serve them lunch, along with a second Green Coconut Margaretta.
If the wind cooperates, we'll turn back toward Havre de Grace, sail up the channel and hopefully make it back to the marina before dark, I'll button up the boat, kiss the ladies goodbye, and drive home after one more wonderful day on the water.
Another fun day in Paradise,