I was planning of delivering ACE on Thu morning with Andrew from the club, but Michael saw the forecast for Wed 11-13 knots from the north, vs 6-8 from the east on Thu. Phil and I met it Whitby and we took the GO Train in to Toronto, and left the docks with Michael at 2:27pm
To our surprise, the wind was on just 6 knots from the south!
We motored sailed with main past Toronto Island where we saw an anchored NAVY frigate:
We popped a chute, turned the motor off and were sailing along between 6 and 7 knots.
|Leslie Spit in the background|
|Michael and Phil|
We heard the start of the race on the VHF at 18:00, but it took another 30 minutes to get there. There were 9 boats out for the race, and we sailed below them at the windward mark and sailed around the course with them.
|Kirby 25 Marauder|
|Track at the race course|
We motored to the visitor dock and didn't hit bottom once, even though the depth meter sail 6.5ft and our draft is 7' 4".
Easy delivery at 4 hours for 26 miles.
Trip Odometer: 31.2 miles
Avg Speed: 6.5 knots
Moving Time: 04:45:00
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