- Jun 14, 2008
..of course, because this is 'sailing'. Went on a club event from Marina del Rey (Los Angeles) to Newport Beach. Usually downwind for about 2/3rds clocking into a reach. NOT! Powered through slop for eight hours. Killed time scrolling back in the 50 waypoints that disappeared from my GPS memory when it reinitialized itself. (Did it again later.) Hope Loran stays put a while longer. Great time and weather in Newport Beach, although wives found many 'end-of-season' sales. (OK, I got a $200 inflateable harness and tether, but thats not the same, I will continue to maintain.)Left Newport Monday to take the boat to Catalina Island to leave for a return on Friday for the Hunter Rally next weekend. Like glass. Powered again. Interesting how transit lanes are almost like freeways now, with GPS and autopilots the rule. Boats within a hundred yards from each other for tens of miles with nothing else in common.Anyhow, but for the Neptune factor, just another day in Paradise. Rick D.