Glen Capt., Roger Navigation. Developed cruise plan and meal plan the
night before class. Provisioned. Reviewed location of safety equipment, and
costal navigation. Crew plotted course to Swan Creek at Rock Hall. Winds
15-30+ knots. Double reef. Very reduced head sail. Challenging conditions once
past Love Point. Nice anchorage. Dinner onboard. Summary: Heavy westerlies
15-30 kts. Departed at 1100. Halyard fouled while raising the main. Double
reefed main, unfurled 2/3 jib. Bumped bottom from R6 to R2. Reduced jib during
beat at south end of Chester River. Anchored in Swan Creek. Two other boats
Departed Swan Creek, wind W 15-20 on route to Kent Island Narrows.
Arrived with 5 minutes before 12’clock noon opening. Once thru into Eastern
Bay, MOB. Under power. Winds dropping, arrived St. Michaels marina and secured
by 1500. Visit to Chesapeake Bay museum. Had dinner ashore. Summary: Trip to
St. Michaels. Start time 10:00 AM. Narrows by 12:15 PM. Yield to mariners at
Bridge, opens every one and a half hours, monitor channel 13, horn one prolong
and one short. 1st leg one hour and 45 minutes at 5 knots
Departed marina by 0830. Light winds and rain. Allowed to sail once
around point. Rain. Light winds during cruising of the Bay. Fog and rain. Into
West River and Rhode River. Rain and no wind. Anchored with two other boats.
Spent afternoon studying ASA subjects. Dinner onboard. Rain finally drops off
by 1800. Cool. Summary: Glen Capt., Roger Navigation. Gray skies, rain, and
wind N at 5 knots. Under sail at Junction of Miles River and Eastern Bay.
Under power again at Junction of Eastern Bay and Chesapeake Bay
W 8-15 N. Great beat north of Annapolis. Took several two-bearing
fixes along way. Into Annapolis by 1330. Pump out and moored by 1400. After
lunch crew took and all passed ASA 104 test. Dinghy to town for walk about and
dinner. Returned to boat. Watched end of Wednesday night races. Light wind
today. No rain.
Departed Annapolis at 0600 with light rain and little wind. Motored to
Love Point. Set pole but not enough wind to sail. Several two-bearing fixes.
Head clogged. Attempted suck/flush out, pumped out head, refueled.
Captain Steve Runals
May 19, 2016