Sailing the Banks
30 March 2007 | Rocky Point
03/30/07 23 34.700"N: 76 02.519"W
We enjoy a nice visit to the beach and then head out at 010:30. We have 33 miles to cover today. We will make it from Cook's to Rocky Point. The wind is 15-20 out of the east, with a gentle 2-3 ft. swell. The first half of the trip is down wind with a following sea. The second half is a beam reach, with the wind picking up to 18-23, so it is a screamer for the last 15 or so miles?.
We arrive at Rocky Point around 1500, so we made the 33 miles at an average of 6.6. And saw the 8 knts for awhile. Rocky anchorage under these conditions but will be fine for the night.
This is the first time Susie has been on board with good sailing conditions, with no engines. She has always been motor sailing with us. Her only comment was "now I see why you guys love this". ? ?