After breakfast on the boat, and a shower, we left Cobourg at 9:30am.
Winds were 10 knots from the east. Immediately hosting the main and spinnaker and set the autopilot to 130 degrees off the wind and headout out into the lake well out from Peter's Rock.
About 6 miles out (maybe an hour), the winds died, so we doused the spinnaker and motor sailed for about half an hour until the winds filled in at 12 knots from the south.
Back up with the spinnaker, no motor, and over 6 knots of boat speed.
Pretty easy sail. Not too often do you get to sail all the way from Cobourg to Whitby.
Here is a good shot of the cockpit and how the spinnaker sheet goes through a block at the back of the boat and up to the leeward winch.
Wind died about 2 miles from the mouth of Whitby Harbour. We doused the spinnaker, and motored the rest of the way in, arriving at 4:30pm.
Rita went to the local mall for a pedicure, while I cleaned up the boat and dried the spinnaker at the dock.
What a great couple of weeks!
Over 500 miles around the lake and 99 hours moving time on the water.
We went though about $120 of diesel fuel
Trip Odometer: 36.30 miles
Moving Average: 5.6 knots
Moving Time: 06:29:00