It Happened Again! We Had a Perfect Sail From Nantucket to Edgartown Today

By Rich

How about that! We had ideal conditions for a mid-day sail from Nantucket to Edgartown today: Winds starting in the upper teens from beam apparent that built into the low 20s with gusts to 28 or so. We did some really fantastic double-headed beam reaching and then tightened up to a close reach where we had to douse the staysail and reef the genoa well in to stay on our feet. What a ball!

This morning I was salivating a the forecast speed and direction. Perfection!
The breeze built aggressively as we made a southerly turn toward Edgartown. These are really the tightest angles where a staysail makes sense and we were quickly becoming over canvassed anyway so we doused it soon after this. What fun!

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