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JFest aboard Battlewagon

Kersplush! Kersplush!

Big waves today at Ashbridge’s Bay, as Lazy Sheet and I helped Battlewagon around the course.

Yesterday we had to wait several hours for a hint of wind and then put in two light-wind races, getting used to the boat and the ways things are done.  Good thing we had that practice.

Today in bigger wind, and very big waves (6 feet average, some as big as about 8 feet!), we all needed our wits about us and a firm hold on the boat to move around.  We had Battlewagon’s rail burried, and the spray that came as we crested a wave and splashed into the next on was like MarineLand when the killer whales breeched.

My whole world is still bobbing up and down.  Here’s a taste of what you missed:

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