It was a beautiful sunny afternoon with winds 10-15 knots.
After a short trip to the beer store, we left the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club.
We got the boat going between 4 and 5 kntos with full main and 135% genoa.
Coming back from the weekend's "Round the County" race was Westerly a Santa Cruz 70 with a four spreader mast:
In the distance, we saw a car carrier coming at us at 20 knots:
Winds were picking up to 20+ knots, we could have put a reef in but I twisted the main to spill air off the top to keep the boat in its feet. We got the boat going between 7 and 8 knots.
Hans' Shaddow Rose has a nice setup for the round battens:
I have the same battens on Still Time, and they have been giving me troubles every year. Durk from Nova Scotia was going to replace these round battens with traditional flat ones. I will get him to look at these insead.
The winds died coming into the harbour, so we dropped the main:
A crabbing boat was coming out in the sunshine:
We got the boat away and enjoyed a Black Russian.
Nice setting at high tide:
Trip Odometer: 14.63 miles
Moving Average: 5.0 knots
Max Speed: 7.7 knots
Moving Time: 02:55:00
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