A great sail around Maury
Leaving the marina felt amazing, and it was one helluva confidence booster, but our day on the water would be the cherry on top of one of our best sailing days to date. It started with the simple act of pulling the knob to kill the motor after only a few minutes of use to exit the marina break wall. The wind that had caused me near-panic when trying to leave our slip in the marina, was ideal for sailing the direction we wanted to go. That’s right, the wind was favorable for a change. With sails up, we sailed straight across the shipping lane and towards Maury Island with the wind on our starboard quarter (rear-right). Perfect clear weather accompanied us as well. The joy of being at a point of sail that we do not normally get to experience was not lost on us.
As we started around the south side of Maury Island, the northerly breeze would begin to be blocked by the island itself. With hindsight now, we should have sailed further south and away from the island to prevent .... Continue Reading at Road To The Sea