Sunday, November 02, 2008
The plan was to launch from Colt State Park, sail around Conimicut Light, and back in time for tea. Probably about four miles upwind, and then back. Done it before. No big deal.
But the winds were light... and getting lighter. About halfway to the lighthouse I contemplated the possibility of being becalmed in a shipping channel four miles from the launch ramp with about an hour of daylight left. Hmmm. Not a good plan.
So I headed back to shore and did some practice tacks and gybes and mark roundings and all that good stuff not too far from the ramp.
82 days Laser sailing in the bag. 18 more to go. It's starting to feel like I might actually get to 100. Massachusetts is in my column. Texas doesn't believe we can do it. Ohio is on the fence... as usual. The polls are tightening, as my friend Sarah says.
Wish me luck.
Posted by Tillerman at 6:00 AM