Century Club: Harry Jennings

Monday, September 13, 2021 to Thursday, September 16, 2021
Number of days:
4 days

4 days and ~80 nm in the San Juan Islands (maritime medicine certification class) 

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Rowed out to the mooring and did a little cleaning.

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Light wind so decided to take Imidiwan off the mooring by myself. Didn't bring up the jib, but sailed under main for about an hour and picked up mooring without issue. Still some more thought needs to go into how to single hand but getting there.

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Light wind so decided to take Imidiwan off the mooring by myself. Didn't bring up the jib, but sailed under main for about an hour and picked up mooring without issue. Still some more thought needs to go into how to single hand but getting there.

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Just a little kayaking in Hawksbill Bay

Monday, August 9, 2021 to Friday, August 13, 2021
Number of days:
5 days

Five days on a Beneteau 40.7 for RYA Day Skipper / IPC checkout. Something in the neighborhood of 200 miles with all drills & exercises

Monday, August 9, 2021 to Friday, August 13, 2021
Number of days:
5 days

Five days on a Beneteau 40.7 for RYA Day Skipper / IPC checkout. Something in the neighborhood of 200 miles with all drills & exercises

Sunday, August 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Noodling around Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, and struggling with the controls.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

almost calm at the dock, but nice little 3-5 knot breeze in the lagoon. Pleasant hour mostly on the jib.

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Bft 2 descending to dead calm. Some very nice sailing, then had to motor in.
Roughly an hour of night sailing (well, mostly motoring, but navigating by the blinking lights . . .)

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Bft 1-2. Pleasant evening on the water

Sunday, July 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Rowed out and spent the afternoon on Imidiwan

Saturday, July 17, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Just a quick little spin around the lagoon trimming the sails.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Gybed down towards Thomas Point; wind died on return, but picked back up to get us home nicely 17nm

Monday, July 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Work day on Imidiwan -- retreieved the halyard from Saturday, and attempted (unsucessfully) to install a windex and (successfully) a flag halyard. I tightened the shrouds and installed cotter pins, and as the wind had picked up a little, and was forecast to be 6-8 knots, we decided to go out.

And got our butts kicked -- winds were double that and we had too much sail. I broached Imidiwan and we failed to reef properly under duress.

But we learned a lot, gybed home with no problems, sailing off the wind and went to Cantler's for yummy crabs although the battery didn't charge. Total sail of about 9nm.

Saturday, July 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Fitful winds -- we watched the Coast Guard windvane shift 60 degrees as we approached the 1AH mark. We were trying to sail too close to the wind, and not gybing aggressively enough, which ended up dragging us too far to the east. As we started running into the wind and making our way up the Bay and finally getting good wind, the jib shackle snapped (probably I didn't lock it well.)  

In spite of my mistakes, great day out on the water and learned a lot, and made 15nm under the keel.

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • at the helm

Beaufort 3 consistent all day from the South, and we went under the bridge, saw dolphins in the Bay (first time for me), past Love Point up into the Chester River, back under the bridge (caught in an eddy and tapped a pylon) and then to Cantler's for meal and recharge the batteries. Over 35 miles sailed, and more than a bit of it at 5 1/2 knots. GPS had top speed over 7 knots -- probably a little bit of surfing on some 3-5 foot following seas. (If Bay waves can be called seas.)

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Rowed out to Imidiwan and dove her hull. Might have done something else. But I found a picture of me off the dock, so I know I did something.

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed four hours across Bay and back with Jules & Nico. Her last sail before heading to Iceland (and thence to Germany for wedding)

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Across the Bay and back in winds that lightened by the hour. Eventually spent two hours trying to tack in to Whitehall Bay and finally surrendered to hunger, lit the motor, and went to Cantler's to eat yummy crabbies (and recharge the battery.)

Friday, June 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Worked on Imidiwan a bit -- brought a few bits and bobs on board. Motored down to Cantler's; ate crab; charged batteries. Motoring back up Mill Creek after dark . . .

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Light winds from the north, low tide. Out about 90 minutes, mostly trimming.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • On the Bay 5-25

Excellent sail with 10-15 kt from the south. We sailed to the shoals off of Stevensville and back in just less than three hours.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 to Sunday, May 23, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Sailed Whitehall Bay on Saturday, variable wind, but learning how she behaves in light wind better. Motored up Mill Creek to Cantler's --- still learning how to maneuver in close quarters but docked and cleared easily.

Spent night on boat and rowed dinghy in after buttoning up.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

A couple of hours on the water, mostly trimming, and some on the helm (first time in a Scot)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
  • Sunset on Mill Creek, May 18
  • Morning in the cove, May 19

Worked Tuesday and spent the night on Imidiwan

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Went out with Juliana -- nice 8kt breeze that died while we were out, but made it back in with minimal motoring

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Worked from boat all day.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Installed motor myself and finally got out of marina. Sailed down South River & up Whitehall Bay to mooring. Roughly 18 nautical miles in a little over four hours.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Lots of horseshoe crabs and Barry White records playing in the background

Friday, April 23, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Pleasant afternoon on the beach

Friday, April 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Went in to Darien and saw the Eagle on the river.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Lots of dolphin shenanigans

Monday, March 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Launched & traveled about 25 feet -- discovering the engine is blown

Monday, January 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Out to Sapelo with Anne