One Last Spinnaker Run
25 January 2008 | San Diego, California
We left Mission Bay this morning fully prepared for gale force winds, but the forecast was wrong and we have not seen above about 18 knots and it's dead behind. So, what else would we do than put up the spinnaker that has been packed away since Antigua Race Week last spring. It's great sailing (especially after the last few months of beating) and we're averaging an easy 7+ knots. Oh, and it's almost warm out.
We are about seven miles from Dana Point where we will spend the night at the Dana Point Yacht Club before our final sail into Newport Beach tomorrow afternoon. Friends and my sister are coming down for a pre-celebration tonight which should be great. The forecast is calling for some pretty awful weather tomorrow just about the time we will be arriving to NB, so we are praying that it will be wrong as well!