My first mate and I went down to the boat, arriving late morning. We took the launch out to the mooring although it was clearly blowing pretty hard – at least 15-20 kts. Once we got out there we agreed that today was not the day to test ourselves against some fairly strong winds – especially for our first sail of the season. I had hoped to be able to say our first sail took place before the 4th of July, but at least the boat was in by then!
We COULD have sailed . . .
Instead I straightened up a few things below, rigged the mooring pickup, put on the sailcover, and in general puttered about. Em listened to Jimmy Buffett on the boat stereo, and enjoyed the sun in her relatively protected seat in the cockpit. We weren’t out there much more than an hour, but we both enjoyed it nonetheless.
Next time out I want to be sure to tune up the rigging a bit, so we’ll be more prepared if the wind pipes up. And later this month, we must install the mizzen! The mizzen and jib would have been a good option for today.