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post #147 of Old 04-29-2019
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We had hoped to make this our first weekend overnight of the season but the near-gale conditions kept us on land Saturday. We did manage to get out for a daysail Sunday. We made a nice reach across the river and back on about 10 knots of wind. But as we were returning to the marina cloud cover quickly increased and the winds jumped up to 20 knots, with the wind out of the NNW - exactly perpendicular to the length of our slip. I never love docking when the wind's perpendicular to the slip, especially not the first time out for the season. Somehow, though, my wife and I managed to get back into the slip without ping-ponging off any pilings. Our girls were very nervous about getting back out on the water but once we were back at the dock they were sad we weren't going to be staying aboard for the night. Can't wait to get back out there more!
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