Monday, May 21, 2012
too much wind, too much work
Saturday was a breezy day, with gusts mixed in that got my attention. I sailed with mizzen and jib, then added a double-reefed main until I took on some, uh, well let's call it water ballast. I had not seen the coaming that far into the water in a while. Back to mizzen and jib for a nice day on the water. The sustained winds were fine, it was the gusts that made it interesting.
Boats of all kinds were out on the water, including racers from the Portsmouth Boat Club's Barnacle Regatta, above, and the schooner Roseway out of Boston, below. Plus about a dozen snowbirds anchored out in Crawford Bay. Sunny, breezy and fun.
Work has kept me unreasonably busy. It will be that way for a few more weeks. And then I've got the June sail down in North Carolina, for which I have hardly begun to prepare.
I think I have sent pdf's of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine article to everyone who sent in a request. If I missed you please send me another email and I'll reply back with the pdf.