Blue skies, blue waters, and the sails are set!
We set off this morning at approx 0720EST with a brisk north wind of 20knts while we sailed through the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. There was lots of traffic this morning in the Bay as we were heading out.
We're now clear of the Chesapeake and heading out into the ocean. The winds seem to have dropped out here so we're shaking out the Reef and going to hoist the Genoa and hope to be able to gain more boat speed to keep up with the other big boats in the Fleet.
Its a nice sail out here so far, still chilly so looking forward to getting into the gulf stream and some instant warm weather.
Stay tuned and we'll update how the sailing is going.