The question for the holiday weekend is should I drift, or not. Hot and humid, the wind forecast has proven accurate for Saturday and Sunday at almost no wind, save for the violent thunderstorms that form in the late afternoon. I've been doing boat work and house work to keep busy, checking the forecast for tomorrow and hoping for better. That's is tomorrow forecast above, purplish-blue for 0 to 5 mph wind.
I checked last year's sailing and was pleased to find the image above, a favorite by friend Mike Goodwin. Obviously we had much better wind then.
I have been following, via google translate, Lorenzo's plans for an upcoming sailing raid near his home on the shore of the Mediterranean. Translating as best I can, it looks to be 60 to 80 miles of sailing over four days, perfect for Lorenzo's finely built Pathfinder ASTRID. It is coming up soon, the dates are September 12-16. I'll look forward to reading about the sail (then shortly thereafter take off on my own little raid, 14 days on Chesapeake Bay).