Woodwind sails well in all conditions, but she excelled today. For such a fast boat, Woodwind is well balanced. That does not mean she will tolerate a poor helmsman. Isabelle, was up for the challenge. I held the wheel and my young student felt my corrections, concentrating on the distant horizon. Then I let go and like a pro, she guided the 74 foot vessel across the water at a fast 9 knots. Nice sailing!
Sue Steinbrook, who is a professional photographer, was kind enough to share this beautiful sunset. Notice how the amber tones of the Douglas Fir bowsprit match the clouds.