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Reefed and Ready

I had a lovely mellow sail in Howe Sound today.

It was windy when I got down to the docks, but a few small fixes to various bits on the boat kept me from leaving for an hour or so.  The wind had died down substantially by the time I got out, but with a single reef in the main and Madsu’s 100% North Sail jib, we were doing about 4.5 knots and nice and flat.

I shook the reef after about half-an-hour when it was apparent the wind wasn’t about to pick up – though I stayed with the small jib.  The wind did pick up a bit and with some high cloud I had to put a sweater on and actually wore my wool hat for the last bit.

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