January 01, 2012 — Portland, OR
New Years Day: the day to set your intentions for the year. My response: GO SAILING! It was a near perfect day. Cold. Clear. Bright. Winds out of the South, South East at 17, gusting to 25. Perfect sailing weather for Pearl.
Denise and her boyfriend Dana joined me out on the water. My friend Cita was supposed to join but missed the noon start and joined us later. This was the first time I had Pearl out in any kind of decent wind, but she was gentle about letting me know how she wanted to be trimmed. The sails definitely needed a single reefed, once done and the sheets eased a bit, Pearl hiked up her skits and took of. Woop-Woop!!!
Sailing in the shadow of Mt. Hood was awesome — a great start to the new year!