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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Today may have been the best sailing of the year so far... and to say that in August is weird! lol

It was just wonderful, South winds 15 gusting to 20, Broad Reach up to Worton Creek for the night... and tomorrows forecast looks just as good with winds 15 gusting to 20 out of the North.

Anchored and went for a swim with the kids and checked the prop and stuff. Nothing yet to be found growing on the gear or hull... yay!

Kids have requested Grilled Tuna Tacos for dinner with all the fix'ins. New grill tryout tonight, I'm afraid to get it dirty lol.

Cheers to some nice sailing in August!!!

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I was out most of the day today and have to agree it was perfect
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We are also out. Agree with T37 one of the top days...especially for August. Tomorrow even better if possible with lower humidity.
We cruised through the bridge and are hanging out in Swan Creek. No crowd tonight. Conch just blew.

Tomorrow is a Wye Day as we cruise down to Bloody Point and up Eastern Bay to meet longtime friends who we love hanging out with. Probably going to a small creek or depression after Shaw Bay.

Dinner tonight was grilled marinated flank steak, grilled summer corn on the cob. Dessert now is grilled pineapple with a mango sorbet made with our new new ninja right on the boat at the anchorage.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

What is going on... I'm almost chilly?

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What is going on... I'm almost chilly?
Nice breeze here in Swan Creek. Seeing 10- 12. Three quarter moon approx..
Almost makes you want to night sail except there are Tstorms lurking a couple hours west of here which need to come through uering in the frontal passage, drier air, and a NW flow.


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We got out yesterday around 2:30. It was blowing pretty hard and typical of the Patapsco, pretty flukey but we had a great afternoon and evening. Can hardly believe it was August 5th and we had low temperatures and no humidity. Spent the night on the boat at the slip and needed a light blanket. Bonus day for sure.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Friday was topped by Saturday though a little more wave action. We flew to Granary Creek on the Wye River in a 3hours 20 minutes hours a record for us for the 28 miles.

Haleakula average over 8 knots with some high 9s on a broad reach with no effort . When we slowed down to 6.5 my wife said...what's wrong... lol

Met up and rafter with old MYC friends who exodused when we did. Their Bavaria 36 was looking good as we flew by them on Eastern Bay. Then the race was on.

Dinner was grilled tenderloin and swordfish, stuffed mushroom caps and a salad. Dessert watermelon and mango peach freezes from my new Ninja toy.

Sleeping weather in the 50s was perfect.

Today.... no wind yet


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

2017 Governor's Cup was a doozy. Broke my spirit in only 4 hours and we threw in the towel. Very little in the way of gusts but sustained winds started in the high teens and slowly ramped into the low-mid 20's more or less directly on the nose. The best knowledge I had lead me to the conclusion that the wind would not abate but likely would clock to keep it a beat the whole race. The chop Friday afternoon was as big as I've seen it and even with double reefed main and 4-5 rolls of jib in the boat was still getting hammered pretty good and the crew was already tired and wet. I figured the odds of someone getting hurt would increase exponentially as darkness and fatigue took over, so reluctantly made what I feel was the right call for us and we fell off to head for home.

On the way in, we did a 180 to head back out for a boat that reported taking on water outside Herring Bay and only able to keep up using two pumps and buckets. Skipper reported he was unable to determine the source and was concerned it was a keel/hull separation. We were still 20 minutes away when we saw and heard the USGG reach the vessel in distress, so no heroics on our part. We just did another 180 and headed home.

Rumor is they took everyone of the boat and towed the vessel into Herrington Harbor only my slip is one fairway away from the travel lifts and I never saw/heard any activity. Maybe after they got some bigger pumps going they were able to determine the source and stop it, as you'd think the only option if it was a keel would be an emergency haul.

Congrats to all that finished this year and especially the HHSA boats and most especially the Skipper and Crew of Lady Gray who won PHRF A2.
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2017 Governor's Cup was a doozy. Broke my spirit in only 4 hours and we threw in the towel. Very little in the way of gusts but sustained winds started in the high teens and slowly ramped into the low-mid 20's more or less directly on the nose. The best knowledge I had lead me to the conclusion that the wind would not abate but likely would clock to keep it a beat the whole race. The chop Friday afternoon was as big as I've seen it and even with double reefed main and 4-5 rolls of jib in the boat was still getting hammered pretty good and the crew was already tired and wet. I figured the odds of someone getting hurt would increase exponentially as darkness and fatigue took over, so reluctantly made what I feel was the right call for us and we fell off to head for home.

On the way in, we did a 180 to head back out for a boat that reported taking on water outside Herring Bay and only able to keep up using two pumps and buckets. Skipper reported he was unable to determine the source and was concerned it was a keel/hull separation. We were still 20 minutes away when we saw and heard the USGG reach the vessel in distress, so no heroics on our part. We just did another 180 and headed home.

Rumor is they took everyone of the boat and towed the vessel into Herrington Harbor only my slip is one fairway away from the travel lifts and I never saw/heard any activity. Maybe after they got some bigger pumps going they were able to determine the source and stop it, as you'd think the only option if it was a keel would be an emergency haul.

Congrats to all that finished this year and especially the HHSA boats and most especially the Skipper and Crew of Lady Gray who won PHRF A2.
Going south Friday had to have been a *****. Good choice. Save the crew and save the boat


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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

A near perfect day, beautiful sky, no humidity, temps in high 70s. Wife, son and first honored guest on board.
No sodding wind.
I kept my eye on various apps, all promising 4-6 knots at 1pm, then 2 pm then 3pm, only to find reality was 1 knot with occasional eddies.
Oh well. We motored towards the Bay Bridge, then motored back again. Millpond flat in places.

Still, we enjoyed the weather and being on the water. Good hoagies and some nice cheese.
And no one got seasick.

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