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Re: First sail report!
8 mph= 6.95 knots which is a pretty unlikely speed for a SJ-23 close reaching; 4 to maybe 5 knots would be more likely if you were optimized and in the right breeze you might hit 6 knots. I would not worry about speed at this point. There is time for that. I don't know why your GPS read as it did since its unlikely that there would be current in a lake.
I think that I may have sailed a regatta on Lake Murray back in the 1970's. Are there vertical inlets that rise out of the lake not too far from a small sailing club?
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay