Well, the past couple months I haven't been sailing as much as compared to last season. I just posted the last couple brief updates late. My sailing interest seemed to be waning, but this past weekend is just what I needed to get psyched about sailing again. We finally had a weekend with good weather forecasted both days and all our schedules free for a raft up. Our plan was to raft up on Warehouse Creek on Kent Island. Daren and his son Sean sailed their C-25. Dave, Debbie and their daughter Becca sailed their C-250. I single handed my Sapphire Breeze. They all had a 45 minute or so head start on me getting on the water. Near Bloody Point Lighthouse I passed by Daren. I couldn't believe I caught up! A major reason is most likely due to his large genoa 150 not being able to point as well as my 130. I made it passed the light on two close hauled tacks and it took him a couple extra.
Making my way across the bay:
Here I am leading the group up to Warehouse Creek:
Some wing on wing action coming up to the creek entrance:
Here's Daren; note his tall rig C-25 with a bimini solution:
We anchored in 6' of water just off that shore. Daren and Sean swam over to it while I jumped in to scrub my water line and check out the condition of my bottom paint. I then swam a bit in the 85 degree water. Hard to believe that was my first time swimming off of my boat.
Looking around the anchorage:
Sean hanging out and was doing a bit of fishing:
There wasn't much of a sunset that night:
Group shot of all of us:
Sunday morning Becca joined me on my boat for the sail back. Here we are making our way out to Eastern Bay:
Here we are sailing behind Dave and Debbie:
It was great that Becca joined me especially since the winds picked up to the 20-22 knot range on the Chesapeake. We were sailing 6 knots across the bay on a broad reach; took only an hour to cross! Fighting the big rollers from the southerly winds was also a work out. We had a great time out there though!
Here is my course plotted. The trail wasn't programmed long enough for the trip and started deleting the beginning of the sail.
Here is a close up of Warehouse Creek on the chart: