March 21, 2020
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.
Just me! Single handed the boat.
FZUS56 KLOX 211504 CWFLOX Expires:202003212230;;840660 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 PZZ650-212230- 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.