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Raft up on Warehouse Creek

13 July 2008 | Warehouse Creek
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.
2008-7-12 Warehouse Crk Chrt Main

Here is a close up of Warehouse Creek on the chart:
2008-7-12 Warehouse Crk Chrt CloseUp
Vessel Name: Sapphire Breeze
Vessel Make/Model: 1982 Catalina 25 SK/SR
Hailing Port: Mayo, MD
Crew: Justin
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Who: Justin
Port: Mayo, MD