Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: western LI sound, L.I., N.Y.
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Late fall sailing in western Long Island sound
Today we made up for missing our (sort of annual) Thanksgiving morning sail.
Was a wonderful day with full sun, north wind about 12 knots with temp 40 degrees +-.
Is great when I can be a passenger on my own boat, as was sailing with 3 experienced captains and 2 seasoned crew. Usually we have the sound to ourselves except for the occasional barge/tug but was delighted to sail with 2 other friends/boats also out of our marina in Manhasset bay and then after beating out of the bay onto the sound spotted 4 boats to the northeast, looked like out of Larchmont. That was a crowd for this time of year and was great to see them.
Covered a lot of ground in the approx 4 hours underway, Maria was calling out speeds of high 6 and low 7 knots and asking "could we really have covered 8 miles already, we are only out here a little over an hour so far". We just all smiled. No seal sightings yet, usually don't see them until January after I haul my boat and sail with the 2 other boats thru out the winter.
Just wanted to share the day...and wondered if anyone out there from Larchmont or other today?
Last edited by HUGOSALT; 11-30-2019 at 11:33 PM.