Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stardate 60685.59 - Almost Made It!

It is around 11 miles from North Cove to the George Washington Bridge by sailboat, and we almost made it there today on yet another Fleet Captain sail as part of the Manhattan Sailing Club.

But the winds died down and the current was against us at the end, and although we fought the good fight time was not on our side and we had to turn around for the return journey. So we fell off to a run, rigging the J/24 for wing-on-wing and we came to a complete stop.

Not a complete stop really, for the current was moving at a brisk 1-2 knots but there was no wind to speed us on our way. We therefore had to motor almost all the way back.

I snapped a couple of pictures with my phone (not the best quality) just as we turned around and have included them here.


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