wonder why the waves were breaking? I gather the wind and current were both from the north? Barquito
I am really confused like Barquito
Wind from the north, current from the north as you stated, only a jib, jib in the picture does not look close hauled and it would be tough to make headway close hauled into the wind with only a jib
COG shows 7 knots headed north into the wind, holding off a J105 which is a racing boat built for speed ( PHRF ratings for your boat between 130 and 180 depending on model.....J105 is 78 at worst, so much faster.)
15 foot breaking waves but pitcures even with the wind dont even look close to that and certainly not really large breaking waves
Open up our jib, and the boat went for 5.5 knots to 7! The wind calmed down a bit and the waves were big but not breaking.
The wind didnt die and the waves didnt get smaller...you were sailing in a different direction so it felt like that
You exuberence is commendable and the way you are taking to this is also inspriational and also a good start to you boating endevors. Your hyperbole well lkets just say it must be because of your excitement which I hope does not diminish, but I for one find your facts dont really bear out. Its good enough that you went on a windy day with good sailing conditions.