Wednesday, June 18, 2008

First Sail

Break out the champagne! We finally got the sails up. We had very little wind, and no waves, but managed to squeeze out about 5 knots at one time. The wind was under 10, and with the flat water we were able to get moving. So, for a shakedown, it was successful. Hopefully we can ramp it up bit for the next time out. Daughter Kell, came out to give us old folks a hand, but pretty much just polished off our snacks :0 Thanks to all who helped us dock the beast. I had a hard time with the prop walk, and over-reacted in applying reverse. WhisperIII would take a lot of reverse throttle to stop her, but his girl will just take off in reverse. I stopped short, but no harm done. Thanks to S/V Reach, for the photo. So we are officially into our four year plan to sail away. We will celebrate the solstice this weekend. Maybe a sunset champagne toast is in order. Not sure if we will see the sun this weekend :(

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you made it to the dock in one piece. Way to go Kelly, I would have helped you eat the snacks.