Category: Sailing Stories


St Mary’s Maryland

Work and weather finally lined up somewhat for an extended trip on Kestrel. It was June and I got a brief lull in the project I was managing which just happened to match a fairly good forecast. The weather was predicted to be blowy the first day, light wind the...



Four hours!  We’d been light air “sailing” four hours on the Potomac and still were within sight of Colonial Beach, our home port.  Sometimes we made forward progress and sometimes we just spun in lazy circles with the current.  There was no hope of actually sailing to our original destination,...