An Extended Sail……..
by bay2100 on May 31, 2011
Not a better place to be in mid-May than on the water!
The SOS club sponsors an extended cruise each year. This year’s began on May 21st with a run from home slip on Back
Creek to the Wye River for a great evening party with other club friends who had sailed from several other marinas or driven over for the fun.
We faced a week’s forecast of light to moderate South winds with possible thunderstorms. Good news is we weren’t always sailing south J, and only one storm materialized and we missed it – or vice versa….
Over the course of the week we made stops in Wye River at the MD DNR camp, on to Fishing Creek off the Little Choptank, then to Solomons at Spring Cove Marina with a shower and meal ashore then to Crisfield via Kedges Straight (and a major battle with biting flies L ). Coming back north we made a second stop at Solomons and then to Herrington South and Harness Creek off South River — Great sailing conditions. A quick stop at Back Creek to drop off crew, then we continued on over the Memorial Day weekend to Aberdeen Creek on the Magothy River and back home on Monday – a total of about 250nm.
At least three days provided exceptional sailing, with long runs around 6kts or better. We topped out on one run at 7.4kts – good wind and capable crew!
The ten days was a terrific test of boat and stamina in preparation for the Sailstice Rally in June around the DelMarVa peninsula – more then.
PICTURES TO COME…………..
Jim, a nice brief on our Extended Cruise to Smith Island. I always will appreciate the sail home from the Crisfield waters and the delightful conversations. Fighting the flies was a harsh memory for me, but alas what fun spiriting around with like souls, and long days of quiet wonder! Thanks much.