An October Sail

Just back from an enjoyable four days of sailing.

Saturday and Sunday were a bit of a challenge– the Solent was packed, and we ended up anchoring outside of the Newtown River in some bouncy conditions on Saturday night.

On Sunday, we had plenty of wind for a reefed sail to Cowes and up to the Folly.

After that, we were lazy and hiked the island for a day, and then we enjoyed a relaxed sail back to Gosport this morning.

Some pics:

More pics:  October Sail

Also, we gradually learn more.  In 18 to 20 knots of wind, SR has less weather helm if we have two reefs in the main.  Our daughter is more comfortable on the starboard settee sea berth than crammed in the V-berth.  Mooring starboard side-to is the only way if reverse is going to be used to stop the boat.

So it goes…

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