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Phenomenal sailing day, one of the best of the year. Love it when you can crack 8+ out of this old gal without worrying about breaking anything. Blew down to Bloody Point on a broad reach in 15-18 knots. Tacking now up Eastern Bay in the high 7s with the centerboard down. Looks like 3 tacks and we'll be on the Miles on a beam reach. Should be near St Micheals in less than 4 hours. (25 miles as crow flies)

Not sure if we are anchoring there ( if there's no crowd) or continuing on to Hunting Creek. I'll need a nap with all this excitement😀😀😀😀🌪🌪🌪🤘🤘🤘


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Would have been fun to see this past through...
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Anchored off of St Micheals after the sail of the season for us. Great temp today . Dinner was jumbo lump crab cakes off the grill, salsa of watermelon, mango and fresh Eastern shore corn, fresh tomato salad. Dessert .. chocolate ganache doughnuts made yesterday by my wife Donna.


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I'm loving reading everyone's sailing posts!

My wife and I were going to go sailing Sat-Mon and explore the Magothy. That sounds all well and good, until rain and cool weather combines with no dodger or bimini.

So we're pushing our sailing days to potentially Thursday-Saturday later this week. We'll see what the weather does and plan around that. I don't want to be a fair weather sailor, but I also don't want to be a cold wet mess.

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Ok it's raining again.....is that perfect weather for sailing....depends on your definition. If you need perfect days for sailing you'll be constantly complaining about the weather and be on here complaining about a terrible sailing season , especially this year. We are underway , SAILING in the rain back from St Micheals and no one is out here on Eastern Bay. On a broad reach humming along at 6 Knott's, high and dry.

I'm not making fun of , sitting in judgement of, nor denigrating others choices here so don't go there. This is also not in response to Rezzs post.

I have friends with sailboats in other areas of the country where it rains 200 days a year. They still go out. I have lots of friends here on the Chessie who buy expensive foul rather gear, who very rarely use them. I don't understand . Many spend lots of money on their boats, yet when it rains....they sit. Many still work, so their Sailing days are already limited to weekends, yet when it rain , they don't go out. I like to be comfortable too so we take time to outfit ourselves and Haleakula for those less than perfect rainy days.

Over the years we've bought quality foulies and boots. Over the years we've added canvas protection overhead as well as even side screens to enclose us. On a day like today we have chili, hot chocolate etc.

Yes we are out sailing today. It's not a maelstom out here, it just raining. We are high and dry enjoying our day on the water. Foul weather gear is out , but we won't need it till we dock, though I needed it when we weighed anchor this morning. Visibility is not bad are 3 miles. It's also a good day to practice our radar skills. Having a boat in a slip or in general is an expensive proposition. Why not prepare yourself to go out in rain or is it just better to complaining about the imperfections of weather.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Not even a light breeze blowing here, not a leaving on the trees moving, just raining, chilly and a good day to put my arse in the recliner and watch the Ravens play football.

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That's the difference between the Susqehanna area and below the Bay Bridge. On the final leg back to the marina. Raining lightly. Winds 12-15 NNE. Furled 135 making 6+ knots. Diver wipe Haleakulas bottom this week and it definately made a difference.

Be back in time to watch the second half of the WORLD CHAMPION EAGLES..........can you say 🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅EAGLES🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅


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Only us tough sailors were out today :-)
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Ok it's raining again.....is that perfect weather for sailing....depends on your definition. If you need perfect days for sailing you'll be constantly complaining about the weather and be on here complaining about a terrible sailing season , especially this year. We are underway , SAILING in the rain back from St Micheals and no one is out here on Eastern Bay. On a broad reach humming along at 6 Knott's, high and dry.

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I have friends with sailboats in other areas of the country where it rains 200 days a year. They still go out. I have lots of friends here on the Chessie who buy expensive foul rather gear, who very rarely use them. I don't understand . Many spend lots of money on their boats, yet when it rains....they sit. Many still work, so their Sailing days are already limited to weekends, yet when it rain , they don't go out. I like to be comfortable too so we take time to outfit ourselves and Haleakula for those less than perfect rainy days.

Over the years we've bought quality foulies and boots. Over the years we've added canvas protection overhead as well as even side screens to enclose us. On a day like today we have chili, hot chocolate etc.

Yes we are out sailing today. It's not a maelstom out here, it just raining. We are high and dry enjoying our day on the water. Foul weather gear is out , but we won't need it till we dock, though I needed it when we weighed anchor this morning. Visibility is not bad are 3 miles. It's also a good day to practice our radar skills. Having a boat in a slip or in general is an expensive proposition. Why not prepare yourself to go out in rain or is it just better to complaining about the imperfections of weather.
I'll admit, I'm one of those who tend not to sail if the weather is too rainy/not enough wind/etc. But one of the nice things about being retired is that I can be picky and still get out quite a bit - yesterday was my 42nd sail of the season. My guess is that if this was a more typical weather year I'd have over 60 times out sailing by now.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Ain't retirement great! I have the same options, but because of my nasty lung problem, I have to be real careful when the temperature and humidity levels are high along with heavy air pollution, which often occurs during mid summer.

Another fun day in Paradise,

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