We’ve been waiting for the seas to calm down for a week, and today looked to be a good one for some gentle wind and benign seas, and of course, good timing for bar crossings. Went out at noon just after low tide – bar was still lumpy, but we got sails up and out to buoy 3 with some nice wind. A little brisker than we thought, so with full cutter rig we were sailing great, but a bit too fast (5-6kts SOG) to fish for salmon. So, Dan had me pinch as high as possible, slowed us down to fishing speed.
We needed to practice heaving to – did so while Dan cleaned the fish and cleaned up. Another sailboat came close, possibly a Hans Christian. We fell off on a port tack, and then gybed to head back.