Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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My family and I had a great weekend.
We left our home port (Mt. Sinai) Friday around noon and sailed north to Milford Ct. The distance is about 18 nm and we did it around 3 hours. The wind was 15-20 kts with higher gusts. I reefed the main and used a full 140 genoa. The boat was great.
In Milford we walked around the small town. It was appropriate to be there on Memorial day weekend because there is a village green with many war memorials.
Saturday we left Milford and headed east to explore the Thimble Islands. The wind was forecast to be NE at 10 kts, so we left with full sail. As we sailed the wind moved more north and got stronger. When we started having 20 kts on a regular basis I rolled the 140 up to a 100. When the wind hit 25 kts, and we were 2 nm from the Thimbles I rolled uo the rest of the headsail and we sailed a little while with just the main. When we got to the Thimbles I started the motor and dropped the main. We motored around and saw some beautiful islands, houses, and sites. After about an hour we left and sailed to Branford where we spent the night in a marina.
Sunday we left and sailed home. We had the nicest weather of the trip, consistent winds at 12 kts, with the occasional puff to 15 kts and the occasional lull to 10 kts.
The wind was too far south to allow us to sail directly to our home port, so we did two big tacks and made it in 5 hours.
Total distance sailed was about 60nm.
I am happy to say we didn't see any poorly operated boats. Most of the power boats were tied up at the docks, the weather wasn't great Friday and Saturday, and the price of fuel has them all depressed.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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