12 July 2012
On Friday, July 6, Sangita and Alok joined us for an evening sail. Sangita was quite excited, sending Patti an email suggesting that they were looking forward to the experience of a lifetime! No pressure.
It was warm, and the winds were light. We left the dock at about 6:30 or so, and raised sail inside the harbor. Sangita wanted to know everything about everything; I can't remember having a more enthusiastic passenger. We headed directly south, towards the Reef, and the breeze picked up about a half mile offshore. Wind was from the southeast. The full genny was out, and the full main was up. The wind probably got up to about 10 knots, and we were moving along at about 5 knots with only a little heeling. Perfect.
Since we had 8:30 dinner reservations, we turned around at about 7:45. In order to make progress, I turned us northwest so we could get on a running reach, then cut back to the northeast into the harbor. All in all, a very successful cruise. I tried to get Alok interested in buying his own (more luxurious and expensive boat), but no dice.
Here's Sangita, me and Patti on the way back in.