Out for a beautiful, guilty sail Saturday. Beautiful because the weather was perfect. Guilty because I felt uneasy enjoying the water while so many friends were dealing with hurricane Irma.
The schooner Virginia was out on the water too, the crew training for the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. They have got a little over three weeks and one-half weeks before sailing up the bay to the race's gathering place of Fell's Point in Baltimore. I asked if they thought they could compete with the Virginia's old rival Pride of Baltimore II. "We're gonna win it!" was what I was told.