Monday, November 18, 2013
Had a great sail out towards the Gate on Sunday. Forecast was for 10 knots and low 60's. We headed out about 11:30 on a beautiful day. No wind for the first couple miles of motoring. As we got to the end of the pier, there was some wind ahead. By 1:15 we had 15 knots. A bit later as we approached Blunt Point, it was almost 20. We got a little too close to the Gate and the ebb of 4.7 knots started pulling us. We set up the spinnaker and hoped it would get us out of there. Sure enough, we had enough pressure to slowly pull us towards home. At Angel, we did a gybe and reset the chute for a run towards Treasure Island. Once there, the wind died and we motored home to an amazing sunset that was brilliant. To top it all off, we had a very nice full moon rise as we approached the harbor. What a day! Dave and Alajandro had a blast! And so did I!