If it is of interest, I would like to post periodic updates on our antics in our home waters, with occasional updates on journeys elsewhere. Today was what I would call our first real / enjoyable sail since we bought Frisky in June. It has simply been too hot and no wind since then. Of course, we knew that going in. Our lake is a three season lake, fall, winter and spring. If there is a windy day in the summer, well, that is just a bonus.
Distance Traveled: 15.0 Nautical miles.
Average Speed: 2.8 kts.
Highest Observed Speed: 4.8 kts
Wind was forecast ENE at 7 - 8 kts.
We left our dock at 12:47PM and returned at 6:07PM. The great majority of the trip was under sail. We generally go through the "Little Gap" motor sailing both ways, as the wind just gets funky in there. If you look on the screen shot, you should be able to figure out where the "Little Gap" is. We sailed from the dock, but motored back in from approx. 1.5 miles out as the wind had all but died and we would still be out there as I am typing this, beating back and forth. I decided the Tequila was sitting in the frig waiting patiently for my return, so why not exercise the motor.
The wife is enjoying this! The winds were perfect today, very little beating! Very steady (at least for here) It almost looks like a powerboat track, but it was under sail with the exceptions noted above. The temp was moderate at about 85. Not bad. There were quite a few motor boats out today, which was expected, given a holiday weekend, but it was not horrible. Most waved. One even stopped, turned around and complimented us on our beautiful catboat and wanted to know what she was! (Thanks Nemo!). On a side note, we had people over last night. Both guys walked out on the dock with me to check out Frisky. They were amazed how perfect she is. (Thanks again, Nemo!)
Well, that is about it, nothing extraordinary to report, just a great day sailing! I love this boat. We are coming up with ideas to tweak her for two person cruising. Otherwise, just enjoying the ride! No photos, other than the tracklog screenshot. Will try to do better in the future!