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Old 26-01-2011, 09:04   #196
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Good Old Boat race

in St Pete Saturday.........what a blast! 20-25 knot winds.
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Old 26-01-2011, 11:15   #197
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Friday was beautiful... light winds had us sashaying along at 3 to 4 knots... didn't go anywhere... just sailed until it got late and then headed for home.

7 hours on the water is the best mental floss available!
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I chipped ice off my deck to keep me from sailing under the lifelines...sigh...
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Old 29-01-2011, 11:48   #199
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Didn't get to sail today, but here's a pic from our last sail to Cowes, Isle of Wight:




Serafina, I almost went to look at another Serafina today in Lymington, UK:

DUFOUR Dufour Sortilege used boat for sale. The Yacht Market online boat sales and charters.

Strange that I started this thread back in 2006...
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Today's sail was not actually a sail -- motored back from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight to home port on the Hamble. It was very cold and the destination was dead upwind and I was too cold and lazy to tack. I had a favorable tide and so just cruised back with the engine barely idling, blasting Beethoven in the cockpit.

But last night was great! Sailed down to Yarmouth at night, dead downwind, under the stars! It was cold (about 28 degrees F) but beautiful.
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Last Sunday, I went out on the Columbia River for the afternoon. Winds topped out at 1kt. We came back for a beer and called it a day.
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But last night was great! Sailed down to Yarmouth at night, dead downwind, under the stars! It was cold (about 28 degrees F) but beautiful.
I was very cold in London yesterday-- the temp was 34, but it felt much bitter than that. I worked in the garage with my son for an hour in the morning, and then I never recovered from the chills.

There is something about that night sail across the Solent. The last time we sailed from Gosport to Poole, we started at about two a.m. and had an amazing (and warm) downwind night sail all the way to the Needles. Things fell apart a bit after that, but the night sail with minimal traffic and bright stars was exceptional.
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yesterday was a nice day in florida on the st. johns river .. 65 degrees on the water with clear skies and 10 to 15 out of the SW. a bit gusty and cool i did some motorsailing and made almost 7 knots for 4 hours and slowed it down for lunch. delivered the boat to green cove springs for mast rewiring and standing rigging
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It was a gorgeous day out... sun was shining... 27c, perfect winds around 14kts and we creamed along down the coast to Peniche.... my crew was a coupla young ladies I'd met a couple of days earlier in the Marina bar... very nice they were too.
We dropped the hook in the lee of Berlingas (islands of Peniche) and the girls decided to go topless to reduce linear examples while I prepped the picnic lunch and open a couple of bottles of chilled Vinho Verde...
Then some bas#$*d rang the doorbell...
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It was a gorgeous day out... sun was shining... 27c, perfect winds around 14kts and we creamed along down the coast to Peniche.... my crew was a coupla young ladies I'd met a couple of days earlier in the Marina bar... very nice they were too.
We dropped the hook in the lee of Berlingas (islands of Peniche) and the girls decided to go topless to reduce linear examples while I prepped the picnic lunch and open a couple of bottles of chilled Vinho Verde...
Then some bas#$*d rang the doorbell...
Yeah, I kinda hate it when I wake up from a dream to.
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My sail today was fantastic, 78*F, light breeze that pushed the rental boat (here in San Diego) to max hull speed several times. So was Monday's, and I'm thinking about going out again tomorrow.

Next week, I'll be sweating it out on my own boat with Boy Scouts on a High Adventure trip - but in DC, it'll be hot and muggy and less than stellar like it is here right now!
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It was a gorgeous day out... sun was shining... 27c, perfect winds around 14kts and we creamed along down the coast to Peniche.... my crew was a coupla young ladies I'd met a couple of days earlier in the Marina bar... very nice they were too.
We dropped the hook in the lee of Berlingas (islands of Peniche) and the girls decided to go topless to reduce linear examples while I prepped the picnic lunch and open a couple of bottles of chilled Vinho Verde...
Then some bas#$*d rang the doorbell...
When you go back to sleep and reawaken, let us know how the dream ends!!!
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my sail began on the torreo bus tot he bus station to drop off a friend who was returning to ensenada aftr delivering a yacht to pv, then on a taxi to correo, or post office to pick up a fan my brother sent me, and then via taxi to marina mazatlan..lol.... and yesterday my sail was on torreo bus to home depot to find tarps for my boat for rainy season.......the bus sails for only 6 pesos..is worth it.
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