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General Activities => Main Message Board => Topic started by: Kyle Ewing on August 23, 2019, 11:52:39 AM

Title: Epic Sail
Post by: Kyle Ewing on August 23, 2019, 11:52:39 AM
We sailed from Michigan City, Indiana to Chicago (Belmont Harbor) which is 33 miles in 4.5 hours yesterday. This was an average speed of 7.3 knots, faster than hull speed!  Winds were northeast in the high teens and we saw some 6' waves.

Boat handled very well.  The only problem was a little water coming in from the v-berth hatch.  Only one of us got sea sick.  The other two were having a blast.

Donnybrook is still sailing fine after 29 years!



Title: Re: Epic Sail
Post by: Steve Hansen on August 23, 2019, 01:46:12 PM
Sounds like a blast. What  points of sail did you manage. Were you reefed?
Title: Re: Epic Sail
Post by: Kyle Ewing on August 23, 2019, 08:42:37 PM
Wind was slightly forward of beam.  My 135 genoa was reefed. Probably should have reefed the main but didn't have it rigged.  I dropped the traveler down half way to depower it.  Heel wad probably 15 degrees but hard to tell with the waves.