Another great day sailing

Had another great sail going from Blake Island State Park to Gig Harbor. Wind out of the north 10-15kts all the way from Blake to just around the turn at Point Robinson.

Mt. Rainier seen from Blake Island.
WA State ferry passes SWALLOW’s stern.

The new sails by Elliott-Pattison Sailmakers have been working wonderfully. I’m also really liking having a whisker pole as this makes off-wind sailing SO much more efficient. The headsail is 130% so this gives SWALLOW more horsepower than with her original 110%.

SWALLOW going wing-on-wing.

After turning at Pt. Robinson did some going to weather in wind ranging from 12-15kts to ghosting. The new sails did great in these conditions moving SWALLOW right along.

Going upwind with the headsail reefed to about 90%.

At Gig Harbor will do some grocery shopping and drop by West Marine to collect the free boating publications: 48 North, Latitude 38 and Northwest Yachting. I’m also hoping to find a laundromat.

Riding the bus as downtown Gig Harbor no longer has a grocery store near the water.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s