1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

CS34 Day Sail with the Sisters

Brother in law Hans and I had to deliver a cradle to Etobicoke Yacht Club in the morning:

60km from Whitby; traffic wasn't too bad.

Last week got some feet welded on the cradle in the WYC shop:

This is for work/sailing buddy Scott who sold his CS36 to new owner Frank.

After a forklift took it off at EYC (that was easy), we went to Holland Marine Products to pickup a couple of stanchions for the CS34.  I have two bent ones, and have tried to straighten them, so decided that for $60 each I would replace them.

Pulled into HMP and they are closed for retail due to Covid-19.
The owner came to the truck and asked what we are here for.
"Here for a couple of stanchions for a CS34"
"Yup we have them, but you didn't need a trailer to get them"

Trip Odometer: 75 miles
Avg Speed: 55 knots
Moving Time: 01:21:00

Back to Whitby were we met the ladies and the Pingles.
We decided to got out on separate boats to social distance.
Walter and Colleen went out just before us on The Beckoning.

Left the dock at around 1pm.

Winds were forecast for 10-14 knots from the SSW, so we put in a reef in the main in the harbour, followed shortly by full 110 jib.  Little lumpy out there, but this sail combination got us going at 6 knots comfortably.

Sunny and warm, just wonderful sailing!

We caught up to the Pingles on the Beckoning, but they were turning back because Colleen was feeling seasick because she went below to secure stuff in the cabin.

We tacked west and went as far as Ajax close hauled.

Hans chose to steer instead of using the autohelm.

We were heeled over a bit, maybe 15 degrees.

We gybed to head home, and enjoyed a comfortable fast downwind sail into Whitby Harbour.

Got back to the dock just before 3pm.

Trip Odometer: 6.9 miles
Avg Speed: 4.3 knots
Max Speed: 8.3 knots
Moving Time: 02:08

Monday, September 21, 2020

CS34 Day Sail with Hans

Rita's sister and her husband Hans drove their 5th wheel camper from Victoria BC to visit family in Ontario for a couple of weeks.

They are using my driveway as a home base.

Since I was away in Toronto when they came, this is the view I got on my phone from my doorbell camera:

The ladies wanted to go shopping, so Hans and I headed to the boat.

Winds were SE from 5-8 knots.
We motored sailed with full main and jib past Thickson's Point shoal.

When we turned the motor off, we sailed along at around 3-4 knots.

Sailed to near Oshawa, then gybed around hoisting the spinnaker

Sailed along at 6+ knots to Ajax where we doused and came back under jib.

Trip Odometer: 16.3 knots
Avg Speed: 3.5 knots
Max Speed: 7.4 knots
Moving Time: 04:36

What a great day!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

CS34 Labour Day Weekend Sail

With a north wind, we wanted to go for a sail before heading into the city to visit the grand kids.

Left the dock around 9:30am and did a pump out.

We were out sailing away from the club by 10am:

NW wind 9-10 knots full main and jib on a close reach heading west towards Pickering.

In 8 knots true wind, we were doing 6 knots boat speed.

Wind swung around to the west and increased, so we dropped the main and anchored in our usual spot (Gregory Point):

Had lunch (just some soup) and headed back in about half an hour.

Trip Odometer: 15.9 miles
Avg Speed: 3.1 knots
Max Speed: 10.2 knots
Moving Time: 05:11

Shadow saw some dogs on the pier coming into Whitby Harbour:

We were back at the dock by 3pm.

Nice day on the water!