Sunday, May 25, 2014

First sail

We got out today for our first sail of the season.  SE winds 10k.  We sailed out of the Magothy and over to the mouth of the Chester river.   Close reach all the way.   The boat handled extremely well  We made 4.5-5 knots all the way.  We sailed about half of the way back then used the diesel   I'm impressed with that too.  With the clean bottom we made 7+ knots wide open and about 6 knots with just minimal throttle.  This was a far cry from when we bought the boat down from Baltimore last year.