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Sailing in the VI

It occurred to me that some of you may actually care about sailing. I will warn you that I am a few sundowners deep, but I can still type so i go on. I will attempt to keep you interested.

A couple of weeks ago I woke up on a Sat morn and I realized I had a boring day ahead of me. So i raised the sails and decided to circumnavigate.  I had never done this before , but it is really not that big an island. I began running west on the south side, which would bring me into Cruz Bay by mid morn. I had really great wind and current with me and I made it there by 10.00am. After filling up my water tanks (I could not afford to fill up on gas) I continued on to the North side. Winds were blowin 18 -20 from due East and that made me beat into it for a bit. At times on my long tacks I was taking waves over the bow. It had been a bit since I had seen that I and I thoroughly enjoyed burying a rail. I really got my butt kicket up the Drake Channel as the current was dead against me and my autopilot was dead. For me this was a perfect shakedown cruise to see what was working and what not. All in all It took 10.5 hour to complete the sail and I pushed Seneca as much as I could. I picked up the mooring ball under sail which made me really happy. She did great. I realized her bottom is still really fouled, but a solo sail around the island shook a lot of the ?’s away.


January 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Uncle Tom and Uncle Billy would have loved this entry!

    Comment by Alison | February 1, 2009 | Reply

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