Friday, April 28, 2006

Red Sails in the Sunset

Had a real nice sail last night in 10 to 15 knots of wind. Water was smooth so speed with the 135 was often over six knots. I beat out of Commencement Bay and almost up to Point Robinson before I turned and had a nice broad reach back home.

The wind really came up when I started to douse the sails and I had to beat up to the marina seawall under main alone before I got into enough of a lee to comfortably furl the main. The jib on the roller was easy to furl after heading off and letting the main blanket it. Good stuff, really.