Sunday, February 15, 2009


After a late afternoon meeting at work on Thursday, we left Lubbock and headed for Corpus. We made it to Junction (halfway) by 9:30 p.m. and spent the night there. The next morning (Friday), we were off early and made it to Corpus by 11:00. We stopped by the sail loft where we had left our jib to have a Sunbrella border added for UV protection. Then, on to the marina where we put on the sail and were on the bay by 1:30 p.m.

Between the limited sleep, light eating, and, more relevant to the problem, 20 mph wind, 2-3 ft chop, and consistent 30 deg. heel, Walt was a little green around the gills - no cookies tossed, just really queasy. Strangely, Kathy had no problems. We eventually decided to put in the first reef on the main and furled about 20 % of the jib. That made a huge difference. However, putting in the reef was a thrill. Going forward with the heel and chop made it a challenge to get it done without going overboard. We stayed out for nearly 4 hrs. and it was a good day.

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Walt got a good night's sleep, a good breakfast, and 3 or 4 ginger root candies before going out again on Saturday - big improvement. There was no problem with the sea sickness!!!. Here is a short video from Saturday which was just as challenging as Friday had been. We were pleased with ourselves because not many boats were out and several that did venture out, called it off after 20-30 minutes.