We headed over to Midland
today in a breeze that freshened from the SW, sometimes briefly as fresh as 20
knots. We had changed down to the cocktail jib before leaving the anchorage and
it was just the right thing. Louise couldn't believe how comfortable she was
steering the boat in 15 to 18 knots of breeze. We had the pleasure of sailing
past Entheos on the way in, a CS 36 Merlin that was also in the regatta. We
have completed the switch back to cruising mode by removing the regatta class
flag yesterday, and the ensign and burgee will go up today.
Louise and I got into Doral Marine Resort (with a free
night's stay coupon from the regatta) at about 1400 and were
showered and rested and waiting on Henry's patio when Peggy
arrived a little after six. The fish was great, but the service was pretty patchy.
We had a great thunderstorm just as the sun was going down. I really do need to
seal that mast boot!
Cruising mode means it's after 8 and we haven't even thought
about going anywhere yet.
Still having fun,