My first sail in Arwen was 21st August 2007. I went out in her for 4 hrs sailing on a circular route between the breakwater fort and the back of Drake's island in force 3 winds. Since them I have done 37 other trips in her with a total sailing time of 120 hours (most of my trips are around 3 - 4 hours in length thus far). So with all this sailing time why is it I still manage to cock up coming alongside mooring buoys every single time? (it seemed so easy in a laser stratos on the RYA course!) I think it's time i did some more practice of picking up mooring buoys, MOB drill etc. That should be put right in July when I'm off on a sailing course (RYA 1 and 2) with 20 teenagers - plenty of revision time then!
My most recent trip was 18th April for 5 hrs when I went out with a friend who was launching his new boat for the first time....more on that perhaps in a separate posting. Force 4, gusting F5, reaching and running around the breakwater and Drake's Island whilst my friend got a feel for his new pride and joy! I noticed he took far less with him in his boat! He's 30 odd years sailing experience......moral of the tale.....time to rethink what I carry on Arwen and have a 'sort out' before our next trip out!
33rd Annual Urbanna Boat Meet - It is still damp along the Chesapeake. It didn't, although, dampen the enthusiasm of those that met up at the Freeport Marina on the Piankatank River in Gl...
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