Today, 4th of June and it was a gorgeous day for sailing. The temperature was in the low 80’s, the winds out of the NE at 10-15 knots, bring in the cool temperatures. The sky was partially cloudy. Yes it was a gorgeous day for sailing, too bad I had to do it solo. My wife was busy at work and could not take the day off. I was thinking about anchoring out over night, but going to Taylor Creek or any where there is current, it would be difficult doing it single handed. So I just went out for a few hours.
Start Time: 06/04/2019 10:15 AM
End Time: 06/04/2019 03:08 PM
Track Max Speed: 6.12 kts
I first tack was to Adam’s Creek. I was thinking heading down Adam’s Creek and eventual the ICW, but decided to head toward Minnesott Beach instead. When I got to Pierson Point, I started tacking back. Heading from Adam’s Creek to Pierson Point, I was cruising downwind. When you’re out sailing there are different ‘points of sail’, which refer to your boat’s course in relation to the wind,Do you know your points of sail?. When you are cruising downwind, the wind is directly behind and can be relaxing. A good time to have lunch.
On my tacks back, I was at a close hauled. The winds were out of the Northeast at 10-15 knots, must of the time around 13 or 14 knots. There were very little chop and with a 14 knot winds, I was kneeling at 15 degrees and make 4.9 knots speed on my tacks back to Whittaker Creek.
There wasn’t many boats or vessels on the river. But, I did spot an old Navy or Army Landing craft.
I guess it would be cool to own one. YES, it was a a gorgeous day for sailing.