I was wrong about the weather on Saturday. It started out windy and just got windier. We beat out to Angel Island with Bob at the helm to check out the Elite Keelboat Regatta. Psshaw, we were sailing a 35 year old Catalina 22 yet still going 5+ knots to wind....who needs an Alerion Express 28 or Melges 24. 10 year old sails work fine! You just can't point, so what?
I did a short video of the morning sailing.
I didn't get any footage of us bringing her in home since we were too busy watching the GPS. At one point, it showed 8.8 knots. I have absolutely no idea how since our max theoretical hullspeed is 6.3 knots. Catalina 22s are not known for planing but we were surfing a swell at that point. Still we were keeping a consistent 7 knots with what should have been no current.
Smoke on the Water indeed.