November 13, 2010
Today, the lettering for the boat is complete…the name is Blessed and we truly are. See photo of new lettering.
Today was our first day out as a family. Our girls were with us. They did not have as much fun as the admiral and captain, as they would rather be home reading facebook, but it was still good quality family time. We hope as time goes on, they grow to love sailing as we do. We motored out into the river and there was a race going on…as most Saturdays in the Neuse. Due to the northerly winds, we had to maneuver a couple of times to get the sails up. Once up, we headed down the river and had a good time. It was a beautiful day and several of the other boats had their spinakers up. On the way back, we passed another sail boat head on. After passing them, we turned behind them and came along side them (to port). It turns out they had a cutter rig in and a partial reef. Since we had full sail, we advanced and passed them. Soon after passing them, they began to adjust sail and try to catch up… No joy, we held them off, and continued ahead. Eventually, they came in behind us, and we held the lead. It was not a race, really, but felt good anyway. See photos.