It was anchors up at 6:30 this morning, and we were out Masonboro Inlet onto the Atlantic for sunrise. Following Logan on Gemini we had the built-in comfort of camaraderie, not to mention experience close by. But all in all, this was Greg and mine and Oceanna’s first salty outing together.
When the wind filled in around noon it was time to hoist the sails. I turned the boat into the wind to get the mainsail up, and everything went smooth except the sailbag zipperline met the scissors. A small line installed for convenience that really only caused headaches as it would snag on the main whenever it was going up.
With the main and jib catching a steady, but light wind, we were able to sail a broad reach up to Beaufort. We were happy and comfortable clocking 6.5 knots on calm, sunny waters.
In Beaufort we docked and met Logan’s parents who were visiting university friends in town. We were very fortunate to be invited to spend the evening with them. A night of delicious food and lovely people. Our first sail was a roaring success!