Date2018-12-27
Departure Time12:15
LocationShilshole Bay
CrewDavid, Markus, Oliver and Beau
A sailboat with sails up with a faint rainbow behind it.

Oliver and I arrived early to prep the boat. The deck and hardware had gotten a bit green so we did a bit of scrubbing.

When David and Mark arrived we dropped the outboard in and warmed it up. Took two starts to idle from cold.

Once out in Shilshole Bay we started hunting for some wind but there wasn’t much to be found at first. A boat off West Point had full sail up as well as another off of Bainbridge directly across so we motored west to get out of Magnolia’s wind shadow.

There was some weather coming in from the north around the convergent zone and once it arrived we were off.

Mark was on the tiller and I was trimming the sails. We made a few tacks and made our way windward until the winds finally passed. The knot meters were still not functioning so no info on speed in the water. My guess is close to four knots.

We ended up on a beam reach heading south with a gentle wind coming from the east. David set up the stove and boiled some water while I cut up some bread and cheese and we all enjoyed a warm lunch in the middle of the bay.

After bobbing around a bit more we motored back in just before 15:00.

David and Mark left, Oliver and I spent some more time scrubbing. Then we buttoned Nirvana up and headed home.