The boats that are part of our flotilla are;
Aerie – A 36 foot Islander, fast boat but older so not as “nice” inside.
Jolly Swagman – A 34 foot Hunter, nice boat a bit older I think than the other Hunter in the fleet.
Taboo – A 34 foot Hunter, pretty much the same as Jolly but a few years newer.
We rafted up; all four boats tied together a beam of each other. Each person/couple brought a desert to share with the chicken & veggies we grilled. We got all tied up just before sunset and ate dinner under the stars. I forgot how many stars you can see without the light pollution of the city. Saw a few shooting starts as well, course an hour of stargazing was interrupted by another batch of rain coming in. So we didn’t get to socialize as much with the other crews. We headed in to the cabin when the rain came and then called it a relatively early night. We were all pretty tired from the day’s sail. I had forgotten how much you work when sailing in higher winds, the boat has a tendency to head in to the wind or “round up” when it gusts or gets stronger so you have to steer her back away from it. With waves, that can be a bit of a workout. As I lay in bed I began to realize that the congestion and what not I had been feeling all afternoon was not due to the weather but due to the pesky cold virus. Oh joy, just what I needed on a sailing trip.