Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 3 Sail

The 4th of July weekend was a perfect weekend for Donnybrook. Capt. Kyle, Conor, and Emmet had a guy's night on the boat Friday. Kyle went there straight after work. Before the boys arrived he was able to fix the radar using the parts Bob provided.

Karen fixed a fantastic dinner on the boat before leaving the boys for the night. Saturday Kyle was up early tuning the mast. When Conor and Emmet woke up, they helped to wash the boat.

Karen came by for breakfast at the club then Mike came by for our sail. We sailed under genoa alone. The weather was perfect for sailing, south west winds at 10-15 knots and flat seas. Away from shore it was 70 degrees and cloudless. On shore it was in the mid 80s.

We sailed about 10 miles northeast before sailing down to the playpen (anchorage off of Chicago Avenue). We anchored and swam before returning to Belmont. Overall we covered 25+ miles and were on the water for 7 hours, including and hour at anchor.

This picture shows how clear the sky was and the maze of lines that make up the lazy jacks.

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