April 2016 Fun Sail

This trip left St. Petersburg on 4/22/16 and returned on 4/24/16. Outboard kill switches were lost. Diet Coke’s were found. Plenty of fun was had.

Upon leaving the marina, it looked like the wind was not going to cooperate. After making a go at sailing for about an hour, we decided to motor over towards the bridge. The motoring was short lived as the wind picked up quickly, jumping from 4 knots to 17. We enjoyed practicing our beating skills as the wind blew directly from the bridge at 15 – 20 knots for the rest of the day. We anchored at Desoto Point, where Jane treated all boats in earshot to a moonlight concert.

Saturday we managed our way just barely out into the Gulf before coming back in to Egmont Island where a few sailors regained their sea legs with a walk to the lighthouse. Sunday the wind died back down and so most of the day was spent motoring back to the marina at St. Pete. Check out the photos below.