Ran into Peter and Jenny and decided the four of us would do a pleasure sail.
Did a quick trip to Metro to pickup some kabobs to BBQ.
We got out on the water a little before 3pm. Not much wind (4-5 knots from the SW), we got the main up in the channel, and popped the spinnacker shortly after leaving it. We could do 4 knots on a broad reach.
As we got past Oshawa, in the distance we saw a CS30 coming towards us heeled over on a close reach with LOTS of speed. Thought they had their motor on, but as they got closer, we got their wind 12 knots from the West, and we started cooking along at 7.5 knots.
Auto did most of the helming, and we were able to trim the sails so auto didn't really have to work at all. We experimented with steering the boat by moving our weight around.
|Bogart (Rrrrrrrr) and Jenny|
Because of the wind angle, we could not sail into Bowmanville, so we sail south and gybed the spinnaker. However, the winds died, so we doused and headed in the Wiggers to dock and take the dog for a pee.
|BBB - Babes, Bow, Bowmanville|
At the Wiggers dock was a 75ft race boat:
|You can see Still Time in the background|
|Four spreader mast|
We motored over to Will and Lynn's place on Cedar Crest Beach Rd and anchored and had a nice BBQ dinner. Will came out with his kayak to talk to us.
We hosted the anchor and headed out close hauled south into the lake to make the turn to Whitby.
We were smoking along at over 7 knots on a close reach 43 degrees off the wind IN COMFORT.
|Auto doing a fine job|
For you power boaters out there, 10 miles an hour does not seem that fast, until you experience it:
Avg Speed: 5.4 knots
Max Speed: 8.1 knots
Moving Time: 05:25:00
Stopped Time: 01:15:00
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