I got going early in the morning with the intention of sailing to one of the Dog Islands and get some diving done, then continuing on to the North Sound for the night. I had such fun sailing in the calm seas and 15 knot winds that I kept on sailing around much of the day, and only noticed that I'd torn the leech of my genoa when approaching the North Sound. I think it had just happened, but I'm not quite certain when or how it did. The leech might have caught the spreader on one of my many tacks that day, or it might have ripped for other reasons. In any case I have a sail repair to make in the near future!
Coming into the narrow North Sound entrance in light winds I was just a few feet behind a new Lagoon 440 and we both sailed upwind in the Sound at about the same speed and angle. I had a reef in the mainsail but full (and ripped) genoa out and would have thought I could pull ahead. The winds stiffened and I suddenly made much better speed than they did and sailed almost all the way to my accustomed anchoring spot off Prickly Pear island.
I went to Saba Rock for Happy Hour but was rather dismayed to see that my 2 Presidente beers were $5.50 apiece plus tips; which is a pretty steep price indeed and I don't think I'll be heading back there for a bit, at least not at Happy Hour when for $3.50 I could drink a Painkiller! They've taken my favourite bar meal off the menu as well, the beef tacos and the only items on the bar menu left for me are an assortment of burgers, which I may try later in the week.

Torn leech on my genoa During the fun sail today I tore the leech line from the sail, perhaps when it hit the spreader shown in the picture.
(2014-05-18 12:34:30 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Torn leech on my genoa
Torn genoa on Zanshin The leech of the Genoa tore during sailing today. I will have to get the sail down during windstill conditions to fix it.
(2014-05-18 12:34:39 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/400s] ISO 200)
Torn genoa on Zanshin
Zanshin following a Lagoon 440 This Lagoon 440 and I entered the channel to the North Sound together, I was astern of them. We sailed at about the same speed in the Sound, too - which surprised me.
(2014-05-18 13:35:21 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/250s] ISO 200)
Zanshin following a Lagoon 440
Happy Charters in the North Sound These people look like they are having fun while sailing a Lagoon 440 in the sound at the same speed as me!
(2014-05-18 13:35:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/200s] ISO 200)
Happy Charters in the North Sound
Mangroves Mangroves on beachfront shoreline of the Bitter End Yacht Club
(2014-05-18 17:54:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/30s] ISO 200)
Mangroves
The Crawl Pub I wonder if this means you crawl to it from it?
(2014-05-18 17:44:10 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/80s] ISO 200)
The Crawl Pub
   
Bitter End Yacht club shoreline Panorama The sunset panorama at the Bitter End Yacht Club
(2014-05-18 17:43:50 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/800s] ISO 200)
Bitter End Yacht club shoreline Panorama
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