Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Sail

Alan came home for Father's Day and we took out the "Dawn Patrol" for a sail. As usual Paul was taking all the photos, this one from the top of the cuddy cabin. Unfortunately no pics of Dad.

We had pretty mild conditions, ranging from 0-5 mph winds, not the best for sailing, still we had great fun, even in very light winds we can get that Core Sound moving. We were one of 4 sailboats out on the lake, the other 2 mono hulls eventually started motoring. When the winds died, we took the opportunity to practice with the sculling oar, and rowing oars to get back to the boat ramp. Paul's prefers to to be a purist, refusing to put a stinky motor on the back of our sailboat.

We'd originally planed to finish the day by flipping the boat and doing some rescue drills, but we'd all had a bit of sun, were tired and hungry, and decided to put it off for for another day.

We'll have lots of other days.

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