Went over to get a pump out, and see Peter Smith, Leon, Dave, Brent, and Jenny prepping the mast on their new 1D35 race rocket.
We went out of the harbour at around noon, headed east to Bowmanville.
Winds were 12-16 knots from the south (just past a beam), too much for a spinnaker, so we hoisted a full main and unfurled the full genoa, getting us moving to Bowmanville between 5 and 6+ knots.
Very comfortable, the dog even slept in the cockpit at our feet.
We passed a 700+ ft freighter at the St. Marys cement plant:
We pulled into Wiggers Custom Yachts docks in Bowmanville harbour and met up with Rita's brother Lloyd and his fiance Keeks.
|Looks like a Sea B Que|
We anchored in 10ft of water and let out 80ft of chain. The boat was anchored securely.
|Girl and her 3 dogs on a stand up paddle board|
Winds were building and swinging to the west, and Rita/Bogart were leary of the pound home.
Will is sailor and agreed to sail back with me, Lynn would take Rita and Bogart back to the house.
I put Will on the helm and we hoisted anchor around 7pm
Winds were 25-30 knots from the WSW.
I hoisted the main and put in a reef.
We were able to motor sail close hauled 30 degrees to the wind until we got around St Marys cement plant. Bearing off slighly, we unfurled the genoa, turned the motor off and were sailing over 6 knots.
Towards Oshawa, we were getting into shallow water so we furled in the genoa and motor sailed the rest of the way in deeper water.
Near Whitby, winds swung right on the nose, so we dropped the main and motored the last two miles,getting to the dock at 9:30pm in the dark.
I drove Will back home and thanked him.
Trip Odometer:26.64 miles
Moving Average: 5.1 knots
Moving Time: 05:16:00
Stopped Time: 04:38:00