Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Sailing Fun

When there's wind...

It's time to go sailing! And what a stellar sailing weekend it was. Saturday, my Father and I went out for a day sail on the Sound on a family friend's 48ft boat, Dawnpiper. We happened to come across a regatta just as boats were rounding the downwind mark and flying their Spinnakers. Very colorful!

Here are some more snapshots of the day, along with a short video...hopefully it will work...(at the end of this post) of us cruising along at 6-7 knots.

Today was strictly a race-geared day out on the Sound sailing First Tracks; a 25ft Beneteau. The waves were on the rougher side, making for a fun ride through 4-5ft swells. The wind was blowing 20-25 knots and it was slightly overcast this afternoon, so foul-weather gear was donned and my camera stayed put in the dry bag below deck (hence lack of photo documentation). But here is one picture of First Tracks being rigged - a sleek nimble sailboat built for speed. The sails are made of Kevlar which is why they have a distinctive yellow tint to them.
Overall, the ideal sailing weekend. The very last race of the season is next weekend, so fingers crossed there's both wind and fair weather!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back in Business!

Hello again, Internet. Oh, how I've missed you so!

What a wild ride the past several weeks have been. Exciting update: new job! I feel like Princess Ann must have felt zipping around on that moped. Which, unquestionably so, has been the main justification for my lack of posts - after all, transitional adaptation is top-priority stuff. Another reason posts were on hold though: lots and lots of traveling including many a weekend excursion. Summer, it's so sad to see you go. Is it just me, or did the Halloween candy hit the shelves extra early this year?

However, now that I'm comfortably settled into my new position, (though still semi-adjusting to the new commute), I'm rearin' to get going with some new Printed Thoughts. So, dear readers, merci beaucoup for your patience. Time again to give this little portion of the web some much needed TLC!