Here's the track from the fall sail. With bookends of the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the beginning and the Sultana Downrigging Festival at the end I'm calling it the fall fest 544. That's 544 miles/473 nautical miles. It was just a great sail. Had a little bit of everything. Perfect weather, stormy weather, no wind, gusts to gale force, fog, rain and bright sunny days. Saw some old friends and met some new friends too. I hope to start the daily logs in a few days.
And to correct a rumor that I have been told is floating around on the internet, I did not sail through the middle of a regatta. There was in fact a Washington College regatta going on the day I finished the trip in Chestertown. When I came around the bend the boats in the regatta were practicing and, because of a wind shift, waiting for the course to be reset. I did sail through the middle of the fleet, having some nice conversations with the college students along the way. But no, for the record, I did not sail through the middle of a race.