Had a fantastic belated father’s day with Skootch today. Â We departed Port Dalhousie on placid waters and motored west for an hour until the breeze began off our starboard stern. Â Up went the spinnaker and we enjoyed a four hour cruise with the kite drawing us westward between 4 and 6 knots. Â With the auto-helm doing its job, we munched sandwiches on the bow, in the shade of the chute!
We even jibed a few times and had no trouble dousing. Â Just after we got the spinnaker down, the wind shifted to the south and picked up quickly — our timing was charmed.
Thanks for a great day Skootch!
And now’s she’s snug in Newport, looking dangerously fast!