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THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS September 19, 2011

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.

Yes that is pointing towards home. But that was Sunday. That was ok, because it was pointing the opposite on Saturday. We got to sail around without much of a workout and, at times, were sailing wing on wing on wing. Only had 3 sails up. When sailing on a very broad reach, the staysail and genny get in the way of each other. Therefore, I only set one of them.

The pictures of the vessel is one of the Navy’s newest class ships. The ship is named Independence. The last Independence was an aircraft carrier. This one is bigger then the destroyer escort I was on, but not as big as a modern destroyer, I think. What is really unique is the cathedral hull. I remember spending a lot of time in 15-20 foot seas. I wonder if the bottom of the outriggers pound. I can not imagine that. I have been on cruising cats when they pound. That is not a peaceful cruise.

The sailing was great, fall seems to be here, it was a great weekend.



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