Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Race #1

Sail #8:  30/06/12 - 9.7 nm, 4 kts / h, 2:27 elapsed time

Jude keeping a close eye on the sail trim

Happy Skipper leading the race fleet

Wings, our sister boat closing in on our lead

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday Race #1

Sail #7:  27/06/12 - 6.5 nm, 6 kts / h, 1:03 elapsed time

An out right drag race for Wednesday night Race #1.  A win for Exploits with Redwings in first and second.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer Solstice Race

Sail #6:  23/06/12 - 13.8 nm, 4 kts / h, 3:02 elapsed time

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Sailing

Sail #5:  16/06/12 - 9.4 nm, 4 kts / h, 2:22 elapsed time

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Post Cruise

Sail #4:  10/06/12 - 12.2 nm, 5 kts/h, 2:27 elapsed time

It's always fun hosting people on the boat, particularly folks who have never been on a sail boat.  It's fun to watch how their level of relaxation increases as they get over the initial "fear of the healing".  A work colleague was thinking about getting into sailing and had looked at a couple of boats for sail at BHYC.  I had planned o Gerald out one another day after a field day at Cape John, but my motor was acting up (turned out to be a simple idle adjustment).

We had a nice day to show of sailing to newbies.  Turns out the they loved sailing, but weren't quite ready to buy their own boat.  The Post Family seemed to have fun.

Gerald takes the tiller under the watchful eye of Skipper Gee,  daughter Rayanne and  Admiral-in-waitin' Yvonne

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sailing to "The Great Beyond" - Dalhousie REM Cruise

Sail #4: 02/06/12 - Dalhousie REM Cruise, 6.8 nm, 5 kph, 1:23:57

I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
I'm tossing up punch lines that were never there

A group of Allison's classmates from the Resource and Environmental Management (REM) Program at Dalhousie camped out for the weekend. We weren't about to let an uncooperative tide schedule deter us from getting them out on the Bay for a short sail on Saturday evening.

The BHYC Spring (Blackfly) Meeting and BBQ was earlier than day, so getting out in extremely low afternoon tides and almost non-existent winds wasn't an option. The winds did pick up in the early evening however and the REM'ers were keen to get out. Daniel and Allison handled crew duties with Judy and I. With 5 Dal folks we had a boatload (9 in total) - thank goodness for the large cockpit and 3 hardy soles that served as "railmeat", as Judy affectionately called them.

After our guests (and a few of the crew) got over the initial nervousness we settled in for a nice, albeit, chilly evening sail. The group seemed to enjoy themselves, altho that might have been the beer talking! We cut the cruise short and headed back to the cottage for a campfire. The Skipper and Admiral from Between the Sheets joined us for a few rounds of the game "What's Yours Like" which provided more than a few laughs.

Great day with some great young future leaders. The world is going to be in good hands, that I'm sure about (unless of course the rest of us totally mess it up in the meantime).