I am getting prepared for my June sailing trip and also trying something new. I made and installed Baggywrinkle on the spreader tips of Sampaguita, mostly for the sake of the Genoa. I kept them as small as possible to reduce windage. This also involved climbing the mast and gave me a chance to give the rigging a good look over. While I was up there, a heron landed on my dock finger, seemingly unaware of my presence and an osprey dove in to the the marina to feed, twice.BaggywrinkleIMG_0209IMG_1047

To Marc-Andrea Klimaschewski,

Thank you for the experience of racing in Swiftsure with your sailboat, Image. The whole approach was a new one for me, so there were many firsts. Being on a bigger boat, being on someone else’s boat, night sailing, the western Straight of Juan de Fuca, the personalities, it goes on and on. It was a risky move on my part(and yours), but I am glad I did it. My boat will feel even smaller now, but I feel much more ready for my June trip to Western Vancouver.

Thank you Marc, Image and Swiftsure.

SwiftsureThe Flotilla in Victoria HarborIMG_0208The Parade to the Start

Anchors Aweigh

I am getting ready for my June sailing adventure and this year’s big re-up is the rejuvenation of the anchor gear. 

CQR Anchor – 25lbs
29′ BBB 5/16″ Chain – 31.9lbs
292′ of 5/8″ Nylon 3-Strand Rode – 31lbs.
306′ Available for Scope
3/8″ and 7/16″ Shackles
Markers every 30′

Anchor Rode

The eye splice for attaching the nylon rode to the anchor chain.