An afternoon sail to Bonita Beach
18 November 2012
This afternoon, we had a fantastic sail alongshore. We left the dock at 12:40 and motored out past the "Murden" [Army Corps of Engineers dredge ship] working the pass at Bowditch Point. As we headed down the coast, the wind was blowing about 15 knots and we made 6.5 to 7.5 knots on a beam reach parallel to shore. We made it all the way to Bonita Beach before our first tack. Just before this tack, as I sheeted in the genoa, the aft starboard fiddle-block busted. Fortunately it didn't come completely apart and I was able to safely remove it after tacking.
On the way back, we were joined by a pair of dolphins who played alongside for a while: