It has been a while since I have done an overnight trip, and this was a great one. A father and daughter joined us for a cruise through the Ballard Locks and over to Blake Island. We had all types of weather and even sailed for about half the trip. Great adventures and as the daughter says, “It was better that great. It was AWESOME!”
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Half-Day Adventure to Lake Washington
9 Aug 2013- 5:00 pm
wind: N 2-4 knots
Weather: 81 degrees, Clear and Sunny
A beautiful day on the water. Winds were light but still plenty to play. The new sailors did great tacking and even did a gybe or two. They all picked it up pretty well.
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8 Aug 2013- 8:00 pm
wind: N 4-6 knots
Weather:80 degrees, Clear and Sunny
Another great day for a sail. Light winds but we were able to sail around the whole lake and enjoy another beautiful sunset with a lovely couple.
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A Perfect Date Night Sail
22 June 2013- 8:30 pm
Wind: N 1-3 knots
Weather: 70 degrees, Overcast
A perfect night for a date night sail, I picked the couple up at Terry Pettus park after a nice dinner at Serafina. She was very surprised about going sailing! They were great to have on the boat, and he even steered for a bit. We sailed all around the lake, enjoying the city lights, and I was honored to help them celebrate their first anniversary.
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21 June 2013- 1:00 pm
Wind: S, SE, & SW 2-5 knots
Weather: 65 degrees, Overcast, w/ Wisp of Sun
Sailing has always been required teamwork and communication, and this afternoon’s team-building charter was an excellent example of both! The team did a great job sailing the boat and also did really well working together. I’d say they went back ashore with some more tools to help their crew work better and even more effectively back in the workplace! All in all, it was a great day on the water with a great group of people.
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A Sunset Sail and a Bit of Rain
20 June 2013- 8:30 pm
Wind: NE 1-4 knots
Weather: 56 degrees, Rain
This evening’s sunset sail might have be a little rainy, but we didn’t let that slow us down! We broke out the waterproof blankets that we keep on board for just such an occasion, and set sails. It was a great sail ’round the lake, and as they said, “an awesome tour that they would do every day!”
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A Great Sail With a Side of Rain
20 June 2013- 6:00 pm
Wind: NE 1-5 knots
Weather: 58 degrees, Rainy
This couple had a great time despite the rainy conditions, and they really picked up the ins and outs of sailing quickly. We look forward to having them back on the boat soon! As they said of the outing, “Great sail with a side of rain!”
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A Beautiful Weather Sailing Lesson
16 June 2013- 12:00 pm
Wind: S 2-4 knots
Weather: 68 degrees, Sunny with Scattered Clouds
Another fine lesson this afternoon. All this great weather certainly proves that Seattle summers are the best around, despite our city’s rainy reputation! And you may notice on the map below that we apparently sailed right out of the lake, up the hill, and into the Queen Anne neighborhood, which is either an advanced sailing technique, or a GPS error– I’ll let you be the judge!
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15 June 2013- 11:00 am
Wind: 4-10 knots
Weather: 70 degrees, Sunny
There was great wind this morning for an introductory lesson. We covered the north end of the lake pretty well!
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