You said it Jimmy! We woke at 6:30 a.m. to rain and temperatures in the high 30's. After checking the weather once more we decided to go for it. The cruise begins...Our goal was Fairport Harbor...51 statute miles, 43.7 nautical miles. Cleveland and Mentor were plan B and C in case of a problem or bad weather. Waves were four to five feet so we had an exciting ride. The wind was coming from the southwest and we were heading northeast. The waves were moving faster than we were so they would lift the stern of Serenity and pass under us. Some would break under us and send a vibration through the hull. We needed to be on a run today...dead downwind...the one point of sail we had not practiced much or should I say at all. We did get some practice in today.
A pirate looks at 61
The 2x4s behind me are to build mast supports for the Erie Canal.
Anyone want to stop in Cleveland? Not today!
Does Shirl look worried to you? A nap east of Cleveland.
Fairport Harbor entrance... a welcome sight.
Serenity and Shirl at Fairport Harbor
Serenity loves to sail...you can just tell. It was a great day and a fun sail. We learned a lot today. We only had one issue...an accidental jibe...when it happens the boom swings across so fast it sounds like the mast in coming down. more fun tomorrow...next time I will rig a preventer!