Sunday, July 17, 2011

Speed Contest

Our friends on Endeavor, a Beneteau 37, bragged on Facebook they were sailing at 8.8 knots. Here's proof Donnybrook was sailing at double digit speed (10.1 knots), with Todd at the helm! I could only get her to 9.6. We were regularly sailing in the high 7's and low 8's this evening, under full main and genoa.

The winds have been out of the southwest in the high teens, too much for Blue. Donnybrook doesn't sail dead downwind so we had to gybe multiple times to get to where we are, which is 6 miles west of the Manitou straights.

We have 100 miles to go and we're "planning" to get there midnight Monday night. We'll see if we can arrive on the same day as most other boats.

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