A great way to spend Father's Day!
17 June 2012
We had plenty of wind today and were only one tenth of a knot short of our speed record of 8.3 knots. We left the dock at 11:00 AM and stopped for fuel at Moss Marine. There was such a nice breeze from the SE that I decided to unfurl the jib when we left the fuel dock. We scooted out of Estero Bay at 5.5 to 6.5 knots and headed over toward the Sanibel Causeway on a run. We tacked back toward FMB and the wind really picked up. 15 to 20 knots was a bit much for our new larger jib so I rolled it in about 1/3. Close-hauled, we were making 7+ knots and frequently broke 8 knots with a peak of 8.2. Made it back to the dock at 4:00, just barely soon enough to keep from running aground in the rapidly falling tide.