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1st sail of the season

I know, I know, kinda late for a first sail but it was a good one.

A friend (a fellow sailnetter "arf145") and I went out on the Chesapeake about a week ago. Winds were near perfect 10-15 out of the south.

We sailed about 19nm across the bay to Bloody Point Light and back. It was a great day and the boat performed well on the first sail of the season. One of the highlights was sailing near the Pride of Baltimore II.
On the way back to home, we anchored in a nice cove for a late lunch.

I was using the $5 AIS ap "Ship Finder" on my iPhone to check for commercial traffic. When we were out in the middle of the bay, I noticed a 'target' on the iPhone screen. It was identified as the Pride of Baltimore II and it was headed south under the Bay Bridge. We tracked it for awhile and saw it was headed our way. As we headed west back across the bay, we altered course slightly to meet up. Got some good pics and video of the ship under sail.
If you look in the bottom right corner of this picture you can see Thomas Point Lighthouse.



(as an FYI, I am not associated with the ap in any way other than a customer and I have to say, it is worth the 5 bucks. I think it really depends on the waters you sail in if it will be worth it for you. Some of the reviews say the coverage isn't everywhere, but it works well near Annapolis)

Here's a short (less than a minute) video of part of the sail.

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Great Pic and Video

I don't know where you found the 10-15 knots of wind last weekend. Saturday we ghosted up to Annapolis from Galesville and Sunday motored back. I guess we just missed it.

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Nice shots, Jim.... must be good to get off the hard.
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I don't know where you found the 10-15 knots of wind last weekend. Saturday we ghosted up to Annapolis from Galesville and Sunday motored back. I guess we just missed it.

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Wow thats great ! you have a magic year ahead of you I bet ....
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Nice report, JSL3! I was there, but didn't get to see the Pride of Baltimore as well as that--she was under the jib. The recent anti-weekend conspiracy by the weather means we might need to steal another Friday this year.
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