Lots of twist in the puffs tonight. Just before a puff would hit, going north, it would twist off into a header, then as it hit I'd have to quickly turn up. Pretty sure it was just the opposite going south.
Did a close pass astern of Dean on Stairway. Thought we were going to be clear ahead when we hit a lull that made us lose speed and turn toward him. Since he was on Starboard I dropped down and slid behind him close enough to wave as we went by.
Not sure whether I like the blade/main or 135/reefed main combination better. I lean toward the latter but we did hit 6.86 knots tonight according to the plotter. I think it lies.
|Maximum speed:||7.9 mph (6.86 knots)|
|Average speed:||6.1 mph|
Second time I planned to fly the kite (on a string, not the gennaker) but there was more wind than I cared to try with. Maybe next time . . .