Sunday, March 27, 2011
Ship Island Sail
Roger called up yesterday and with a promising forecast (10-15 from 1200-1500, 15-20 from 1500-1700), I got to help break-in the new standing rigging he put up on his F-28.
The wind was howling for most of the trip - close reaching on the outbound run getting 17.1 mph.
Spent about an hour out at Ship Island right by the pier. Nice facilities, but everything was closed (off season???).
The run back was a broad reach (started out as a beam) and we would get swell pushing from the port stern quarter. Made for a quick run back hitting a max downwind speed of 17.9 mph.
The anemometer at Gulfport never recorded a gust past 20 mph while we were out on the water - real efficient sailing.