Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

We met our new friends Mark and Brenda in Corpus Christi Marina on Saturday at noon. We sailed across the Corpus Christi Bay and up to Port Aransas on their Catalina 400. They have invited Bruce and I to sail with them in the 2008 Harvest Moon Regatta. (See the link at the bottom of my blog for the regatta) We have just begun to make our plans.

Saturday’s winds of 14-16 kts and very little chop on the bay made for a nice relaxing day out with the 150 headsail and a reefed in mast furling main. The boat is beautiful and has all kinds of things our boat doesn’t have so it was a real treat for Bruce and I. It was our first opportunity to get to know the boat a bit. Bruce was in his element tweaking and trimming and trading sail trim secrets with Mark and Brenda. We seem to be in agreement that we trim for comfort!!

We wiled away the afternoon in Port A with margaritas in the blender and chatting in the cockpit until time for dinner. We prepared a scrumptious dinner on Sea Flight and crawled back to Elan near 11:00. A very long and wonderful day!

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