Monday, February 25, 2019

I'm still on the water

I thought I would drop a quick post to let people know I'm still around. Today, you will find me mostly posting at "".  I invite you to join me there.

Can you tell there is land a few hundred feet away?
And, just in case you are wondering, I'm still spending time on the water. This past wee, it was pretty foggy here in coastal Georgia, but it didn't stop me from paddling out to Little Tybee Island (about 8 miles from where I launched at Landings Harbor Marina). You couldn't even see across the Wilmington River, which may be a 1/4 of a mile wide. I had to do my navigating by compass. It was a little scary crossing the Wassaw Sound and I wouldn't want to be miss the island, for the next land would be Bermuda or Europe.
Another 24 waiting for the start of the race

On Saturday, we were racing with the Savannah Yacht Club. It was foggy but with wind, which made it a challenging sail. We were the third J24 to finish (out of six) and forth overall (but when they adjust the time, we might move up a notch, for the top boat was a J109, which  has a higher rating and while they won the race, we were only 2 minutes behind them (and there were two closer J24s to them). Two weeks earlier, when we had really high winds, that boat blew us all out of the water. With winds in the low teens, we were able to stay close to her.

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