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Any day on the water

Is a good day, even if you don't leave the dock. Ferd came up and we got the masthead sorted out: new chocker for the jib sheet; the new masthead wind instrument; and we got the TV antenna that was making the wind instruments read wrong down. Only a few more days until we set sail for the Chicago and Bayview races

Bang

We had to work on Friday night so once again missed the MAST Race. It turns out that we may have been fortunate. All of the GP boats were apparently quite close together at the mark and there was some boat to boat contact that resulted in one competitor being de-masted. Not good. I also heard that there were two de-mastings at the Chicago NOOD races the same day. I guess it is a good time to be a rigger.

Father's Day Sail!

Finally! We worked on Reboot for a bit on Father's day. We then went up the very dirty Milwaukee River (the sludge being pushed downstream from the heavy rains is amazing) for dinner. On the way back the winds were just perfect so we popped the jib after clearing the lift bridges and headed out into the Lake. We got the main up and had a very pleasant sunset sail.

FRUSTRATION

It is Friday afternoon, the wind is howling, the rain is beating against the side of the house! It is really hard to keep a sailing blog going when the weather refuses to cooperate! Maybe next week - no MAST race tonight - I still have been unable to get the jib down and stitched up. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

The Weather outside is Frightful

Just another ugly spring day in Milwaukee. I have the day off and it is once again raining and cold. Will summer every come? Only about 30 days until we kick off the Bayview - Mackinac and Chicago - Mackinac races. We need a week to position the boat at Port Huron so we will be leaving on the 4th of July. Still a lot to do on Reboot but the weather is so discouraging.