Aug 262012
 

NW’ly 15-20kt, gusting 30. 2 reefs in the main and a handkerchief sized jib. This is the weather my little yacht was made for. We’re regularly hitting 6kt on the beat and when we free off a little to reach down towards Fools Pt, the GPS shows 7.7kt top speed over the ground. There’s another yacht following a similar course on the journey to Manten’s. She has full sail up but is over-powered in the gusts and we gradually run away from her. This is magic sailing. The wind is big and steady. Not so strong that we pray for less and just strong enough that we don’t wish for more. It doesn’t get much better than this!

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