Finally the rain and wind form the North Easter blew out to sea and we had great sailing weather.  We had a north to north east wind, 10-15 knots most of the day.  Seas 1-3 feet.  We motored out of the West river, about 4 miles and put up the sails.  It was a great feeling.  We put up all three sails for the first time.  Jib up front, main, and the back sail called the mizzen.   The little mizzen is the same size as the sail on our old 28 foot sailboat!  The boat was challenging to control at times because the seas were coming from the stern, but we got the hang of it.  We were sailing along with another boat we met at the Rendezvous, Tribute, and we took some pictures of each others boat.  We sailed right up to Solomons island, took down the sails, then another mile and anchored.  A great day at sea.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there!



Proof of going fast:  8.3 knots, just outside of Solomons on a broad reach.

S/V Tribute sailing with us

You can just make out the kids.  Devon is at the mast and Sahara is up on the bow.