Sat 3/21 Single handing goodness

Sail Log


March 21, 2020

Vessel Name/Type/Model

Escape/ J/70

Course/Sea Miles

Sailed dock to dock: 10.12 mi


With the COVID-19 (Wuhan Virus). Sailing may be over. Except for some very small boats such as harbors, lasers, RSs it is hard to do social distancing.

As I tell my crew, unless you are willing to get cozy, you have no business being on a J/70 while racing.

What was good about this sail was a renewed appreactiation for seamanship, expecting perfection in rigging, boat trim.

I brought up the topic of rigging. I made too mistakes. I did not put the backstay trim under the traverler. Also, the starbord jib sheet (yes, I know the jib sheet is continuous) went throught the rachet block the wrong way.

Who sailed or my position on the vessel

Just me! Single handed the boat.


FZUS56 KLOX 211504

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
804 AM PDT Sat Mar 21 2020

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
804 AM PDT Sat Mar 21 2020

.TODAY...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming S 10 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 7 seconds.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E after midnight. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of
rain after midnight.

Sail Trace (Strava)




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