We are now in the EG dock, same dock as last year, different letter due to some new slips in the North end of the harbor.
It was a cold and windy day, but the sun appeared for the first part of the trip. After a few last minute items, we headed out into the water. The gusts to 35 knots were rather brisk but it was rather calm with 15-20 at the end of the trip. The west to southwest wind minimized the waves, but since the rig was not well tuned and properly inspected, it was a day of motoring.
Crystal began the day driving in the heavy gusts, but the cold wind made her turn the wheel over to Adam get a feel for steering with less play in the rudder. As a newbie, he stayed out in the cold most of the day enjoying the driving. Of course Crystal and Carly also had a chance to come out of the cabin to get the feel as well during the later part of the trip. Crystal made some terrific sandwiches to keep us going. I just kept warm and dry.
Thanks to Carly, Crystal and Adam for a wonderful trip.
Maskwa is a C&C 115, built and delivered to us in 2005. She is hull #8 (One of Don's lucky numbers,) and is our racing home during Chicago's intense sailing summers. We are far more like a family then your normal racing crew; we enjoy bringing newcomers out, we play together in the off season, and generally have a good time. Safety, Good Sportsmanship and Fun are the words we live by on the water. Oh!, we like to win now and then, too.