August 25 - A Short Day Sail with Uncle Dave (9 NM)

We had been trying to get Laura's Uncle Dave out on the boat for a while so we picked what looked like a good day. It turned out nice enough, we have been incredibly spoiled, but seem quite fallish with cold damp variable winds and clouds.

Getting out of the bay was a bit slow in the light winds but we were rewarded with the site of a friends L.F. Herreshoff Prudence returning. She is quite a beauty, although I wish I could have got a picture with her sails up and pulling.

The wind went from light and frustrating to plenty pretty quick. Dave has sailed extensively and quickly got the feel of our boat and seemed to be enjoying himself. Soon after this photo we tucked in a reef as the wind and wave were continuing to build.

The weather dictated that this was to be a rather short daysail. The wind and waves were continuing to build and what little sun we had was quickly disappearing and it was getting cold. So we decided to head home.

The end of the season is in the air. We still have three or four weeks left, but I want to repair the keel damage from my early summer reef exploration. So I am already starting to think about haul-out oppointments and epoxy

Boy the summers just fly by.

Aug 25 Tides - Friday Harbor

Aug 25 GPS Track

2009 Sailing Summary
Sailing Days-34 / 112 (30%)
Blissful Hours of Hand Steering - 2:19 hours & 105:38 hours for the season
Total Miles Under Sailed this Season - 389 NM