We helped our friends gain confidence sailing their new to them W32 last night out of New York
. The initial forecasts were for 15-20kts out of the south, but it ended up being much less with periods of no wind
lanes can be tricky at night, picking up the buoys and using only paper charts
, plotting GPS
coordinates and hand bearing compass
, especially if the wind
My son Luke is the star of the video I made for youtube, he has several New York
- Key West
and back, trips under his belt with us, and his young eyes very helpful. I know, no matter what, I can put him on the helm
, and he'll keep a course, by sight or compass
, allowing me to deal with whatever needs to be done.
In the end it was a nice trip, our friends had fun, we got to see some early fireworks, and had an awesome freshwater shower
just as we tied up. Enjoy the video. [URL="