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2018-06-03from: LimerickWent sailing after wasting the afternoon trying to decide if we wanted to go sailing! Ended up being just me. Dingy was flat one side and full of water, almost sunk. Burned out a fuse trying to inflate it when the blower sucked some water accidentally. Finally got that squared away. Made the 8:30 pm bridge. Came in on the 11:00 pm bridge. Had an excellent sail with 10-15 knot wind in flat to 1' seas. Wind was from the ENE to E. Flew the spinnaker out the meet up with John and Jennen's boat. They got a nice pic of me under sail. Beat back in with rolled up jib and 1 reef in the main doing between 5.5 and 6.5 all the way! Then it was beam reaches up and down the shore line with some gusts. A great sail.
2018-05-28from: LimerickMemorial day sail! Chris made it right on time and we caught the 9:30 bridge. The bridge was broken and only one leaf was up. We squeezed through it. There was no wind and we motored straight for VBSP. This was the 3rd day of 90's in a row, and the water was warmed to the low 70s. Not bad for May! After alot of sun, some grilled brats, snacks, and many cherry lemonades, we set sail for the return. We left under spinnaker, but that soon changed, as the wind was transitioning. Ended up with jib and main and moving quite nicely, a good sail back home.
2018-05-26from: LimerickGot up early and made the 9:00 bridge. Sailed under light winds towing the dinghy offshore about 2.5 miles on a close reach. Tacked and sailed close reach to close hulled to VBSP. Anchored on the South side. A good sail. Splashed around on the sand bar in the warming water. Air temp in high 80s (90 inshore). Wind died during the day, and we motored back around 5ish.
2018-05-20from: LimerickFinally got out for my second sail. Decided to go by my self as Jolene wasn't feeling up to it. Rain ended by the time I got to the marina. I dried off the boat and headed out for the 6 pm bridge. There was light wind on the lake maybe 7 or 8 knots at times. Waves lumpy at times from the NNW. I close reached out 2 miles from 3 to 4 knots. Coming back in was easier as the waves gave me a little push. I went back out again, this time trying close hulled. This was slower, but I was able to gain to weather. This time on my way in I sailed SE right past the piers and hardend up sailing parallel with the S pier till 8 feet. I headed S down wind and rolled up the jib, and then took down the main and motored in.
2018-04-23from: LimerickJolene and I did the first sail of the year. Water temp 39 degrees. Wind from the NNE at 5-15. Seas 0-1'. Sunshine made it a nice sail. We putzed around the piers keeping no more than a mile's distance. Wind was up and down, but mostly up and Limerick found her groove on many points of sail. We came out on the 4:30 bridge and came back in on the 6:30 bridge. A good first sail.
2017-10-13from: LimerickWent sailing with Jolene after she got out of work on Friday the 13th. Made the 4:30 bridge and as we hit the lake were greeted to a set of three 6 - 7 foot rollers while hoisting sail! Came in on the 8:30 bridge. Grilled while under way. Grilled bbq chicken, and brats. Wind was light and wave were 1 to 4s, but moderated as the evening went on. Moved most of the time in the 3.5 to 5 knot range. A cloud line came in and blanketed the sunset, but there were pink and purple hues in the quickly darkening dusk light. We sailed about an hour and a half after sunset, and the breeze continued on, light and steady.
2017-10-12from: LimerickWent sailing with Allen G. sailed over 16 miles in flat water with an east wind. Sailed a beam reach with A-sail both North and South. Grilled bbq pork while under way!