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Sailing with friends new and old

The groundhog may have said we have have six more weeks of winter weather but Mother Nature must have ignored the memo. February 12th a few friends, both old and new, got together to go sailing on Mo’mento, Anne Girven’s Beneteau 323.

The skies were bright blue, the mountains standing out proud, and the wind a perfect 8-14 knots all afternoon. Mo’mento joyfully swept us back and forth across Puget Sound, from Shilshole to Bainbridge, from Bainbridge to Spring Beach. It was a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a weekend doing something you love with great people around you.

2016 SBYC Burger Burn

Each year the Shilshole Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) host an annual Burger Burn on Blake Island. I love going to Blake Island (and have written other posts about it) and jumped at the opportunity to head out there with the wonderful new friends I have found in SBYC.

My boat, Zippey, is currently waiting on the boatyard for some work and Anne graciously invited myself and Josh to come over on her boat. The weather was supposed to be overcast and rainy on the way there but we had an excellent sail under bright blue skies.

Josh and I brought along our camping hammocks and hung up in the trees. Due to the overnight rains we set up our hammock tarps. It was an interesting experience since we had not needed to use them before. We were warm and snug away from the wind and rain at night.

Some of the students in the University of Washington Yacht Club came to the island as well. One sailed a laser all the way from the university, through the locks, and across Puget Sound! I want that skill.

Note: The laser laying over is 100% ok! They have no ballast so laying it over on the dock is the only way to keep it from running off.

Good friends, good food, boats, and live music from Joe, Tom, and Chris. What a wonderful weekend. The sail back home was excellent. Averaged 15 mph winds under blue skies again.

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