Century Club: Bryan Haas

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

A lifelong dream- to sail on Turkey Day!  Only 3-5kt and jsut about 45min under sailpower alone, but it counts!

Saturday, October 23, 2021 to Saturday, November 6, 2021
Number of days:
4 days
  • Hanalei

3 @ Waikiki and 1 at Hanalei, some party waves w/ my son who's stationed out there.

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

15kt/NE and cloudy, but dry so we went for a spin.  Jenn drove, even port-tacked an entire J105 fleet coming in from the AYC Fall race.  She's getting much more confident in more conditions, not just single-digit windspeeds.

Once the racers went in, we had most of the harbor to oursleves, only a couple other boats around, all of us reefed and with part-furled jibs.  

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Sunset with simultaneous moonrise

Caught the sun going to bed and the moon waking up at the same time, and 180degrees apart from each other, which only happens around the equinox.  Got the pic entering Whitehall, the moon is to the right of Hackett's Pt. (edit- the software cropped the pano so you can't see either!) A lot of sailing traffic for a late Sunday, all returning from points South.  We reached out to btwn 1AH and Thomas Pt, then closehauled back.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

no wind... you were there, you know.

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed by the USNA vs USAFA women's soccer game flying a sheetposter that was apparently readable from the stands :).

Then a great sail out to R2 and home, perfect 10-12kts, light harbor traffic

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

just a quick evening out to R90 and back in with my wife and daughter.  Well-balanced with a reef in the main in 15kt.

Monday, August 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Thomas Pt was reporting 12kt, so we went- had the bay to ourselves!  Storms to the South and on the Magothy kept everyone home, I guess.  Oh, and- Monday.  We were treated to a TRIPLE rainbow over the Bay Bridge- there was a second, non-inverted one inside the primary bow.  The primary was particularly iridescent, too.  

We went out to Hackett's can and back in, moored by sunset.  Was nice to have our daughter onboard- she was away all summer.

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Number of days:
0 days

Had several friends onbd for an afternoon, easy reach across to Matapeake, then back in to Horn Pt, and dinner in the creek.  Optest for the new furler head swivel piece I replaced the day before.

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had several friends onbd for an afternoon, easy reach across to Matapeake, then back in to Horn Pt, and dinner in the creek.  Optest for the new furler head swivel piece I replaced the day before.

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had several friends onbd for an afternoon, easy reach across to Matapeake, then back in to Horn Pt, and dinner in the creek.  Optest for the new furler head swivel piece I replaced the day before.

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had several friends onbd for an afternoon, easy reach across to Matapeake, then back in to Horn Pt, and dinner in the creek.  Optest for the new furler head swivel piece I replaced the day before.

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had several friends onbd for an afternoon, easy reach across to Matapeake, then back in to Horn Pt, and dinner in the creek.  Optest for the new furler head swivel piece I replaced the day before.

Friday, August 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

before the storm tonight!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Number of days:
0 days

We don't usually head into the water after a rainstorm, but things were too inviting tonight!  Just a few quick pulls for each of us before sunset on Ramsay lake.  Trying to work on my switch riding- go up and stable, but can't make turns that way yet.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

We don't usually head into the water after a rainstorm, but things were too inviting tonight!  Just a few quick pulls for each of us before sunset on Ramsay lake.  Trying to work on my switch riding- go up and stable, but can't make turns that way yet.

Friday, August 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

finally lost the NE wind, was able to ride some stuff just before low, some from the SE and some from due E, a little weird phasing/periods but could get it to work for some short rides

Monday, August 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

pure wind-driven, 5sec period, with some Easterly stuff mixed in.  The wash machine finally spun down enough around sunset to catch a few sets that I could walk to via the point bar and not try to paddle through the spin cycle.  

Small, 2-3ft, no well-defined face but decent punch.

Sunday, July 25, 2021 to Thursday, July 29, 2021
Number of days:
5 days

SOMEONE has to ride those 3ft shorebreaks.  

Well, not so shore breaky at low and where the sandbar happens to form a bit of a point.  Mostly closeouts with some clean righties.

Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

at friends' down in Colonial Beach- some kayaking, SUP, windsurfing, dinghy sailing (JY15, Sunfish, and Lapstrake pram), and wakeboarding with our group o' 30ish people.  All watersports, all weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Out with some neighbors in 12kt, and just as we trimmed the genoa to close-hauled, there's a 'crack' and the luff gets wrinkly.  We look up and the upper car of the roller furler had just broken apart- so the genoa is on deck now with the remains of the car and the halyard up high- that'll be fun to get later.

Anyway we kept sailing under main only, albeit at 3kts instead of 6.  Still fun, and a nice dinner in the creek just before sunset.

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

2 friends w me, after a bike ride, before a wedding!  2 hours' sail in 15-17/SSE.  1 reef and rolled the jib in to 100%, fun 6+kt  :)

Friday, June 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had my group from work out for a sail over to Cantler's, then a few hours in the harbor.  5-7kt, easy stuff for a crew of never-evers.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

4 of us, went out & practiced some chute sets/gybes/takedowns. Got to shake the rust off the foredeck muscle memory.  Nice to not be in charge, just do my job :)

Monday, June 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Lighter winds, still from the ENE just after the high this morning.  Things were not blown out today, but the outer break had more energy than I felt like safely working with, and mostly closing out- although the inner was nearly a shorebreak.  Short rides before the skegs were dragging in the sand.  Switched to the boogie andhad a lot more fun.  Winds clocked to SSW at mid-tide but a new swell was present from the SE, confusing things up.

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

'twas more of a late afternoon float with the current.  Crew on a new to me boat, took the gun on a very shortened course.  

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Underway 1130 in 6-8kt, just enough to make us decide to take the time hit and beat down Bay, rather than motorsail straight there.  Wind kicked up towards West River 1A, quick reach in, interesting docking with 12kt crossbreeze but many hands make fending off easy :)  1500 lunch becme 1630, no worries.

Left 1815 in 15kt, screamed thru West River out to Thomas Pt, then deep broad reaches into Whitehall, sailed up the creek nearly to the marina, still had 4kt speed all the way up creek. Moored 2045.  

perfect sailing day w friends :)

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

needed to pump the holding tank and check some instrument cal.

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

surprisingly few boats out for a beautiful Friday evening.  Woodwind looked beautiful, sails lit pink in the setting sun.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

We defied the weather models and decided that nobody would dare rain on the Blue Angels at USNA.  And we were right.  9 souls onboard, anchored at noon W side of Greenbury shoal, boresighted up the river.  We used the anchor float to ward off encroachers on our swing circle, and it worked pretty well.  Grilled up some lunch, swam a little, and just enjyed the warm sun and nice breeze.  The breeze and flood curent were more or less aligned, so no boats were swinging out of phase- which made life easier.  Waited 45min after the show to get underway, wanted to sail around but some onboard needed to get back to real life so just motored back in.

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Chest-head high, very clean, but almost closing out except at the edges of the sandbars.  I defintely practiced some acrobatics getting launched off a few times, and the paddle out was not fun unless you were in the channel.  FInished off playing in the whitewater closer in.

Sunday was bigger, and red-flag day- too many rips.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Or at least 2 of them.  Got my daughter out with us finally! 8-10/S, only a few others out there with us.  Great 2 1/2hr sunset cruise out to Hackett Pt, then across towards R2 then Horn Pt, and back around to Whitehall.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 to Sunday, May 16, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

motored Saturday in 2-4kts, anchored off Perry Cabin and kayaked around with friends.  Ava's pizza is always a go-to winner.

Sailed back Sunday afternoon, 6-10/SSE, whiskerpole-aided in the Wye and main bay- playing some gybe angles, and full-speed close-hauled in Eastern Bay, great sailing!  

WInd shifted to NW and kicked up to 15kt as we got to 1AH, and the temp dropped 10deg- I was done and didnt't feel like beating back to Whitehall so we finished by motoring the last 4nm.

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

Started out nearly calm, found a bit of 4-6/SSE, which turned into a nice 8/NW as sunset approached and we ended up on a hullspeed reach through Whitehall bay and sailed up the creek.  Only saw 1 other sail down by Thomas Pt, a small fleet out of SSA, and the Woodwinds.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

TStorms coming in. just went into the creek and anchored for dinner w our son who's in town for a few days, hadn't been onboard yet.

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

We headed out as the racers were coming in, just wonked around with the main for a couple of hours- didn't feel like having to grind.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Corolla NC, water temp ~58, maybe 60?  3/2 suit was plenty warm.  75deg air temp, bluebird sky, SW/12-15kt wind.  2ft low-energy but clean over the low tide bars.  1st time out in 2 years, nice to be hangin' with the pelicans and dolphins again.

Friday, April 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Op-tested the new whiskerpole in 15-20kt- sporty stuff with only 1 other person onboard.  A fun beat towards USNA then a screaming reach reach to the main channel and to Thomas Pt, then back in.  20nm overall.  Plenty of >7kt speeds, highest apparent wind 29kt.  1 reef, and genoa rolled in to ~100%. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

replaced the main halyard, shocked the H2O tanks, installed the mast padeye for the whiskerpole- it'll be nice to be able to sail something deeper than 120* apparent!  Then ran her under power for a little bit through the creek.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Whitehall Bay, 11March, 1700

Finished some little tasks, was sad because I had nobody to play with on the boat.  Then my wonderful wife called and said she was able to leave work early, and would join me!  Got underway about 1630, back before sunset/1800.  6-8kt/SE, we just tacked around Whitehall Bay a bit.  One other sailboat was out in the harbor over by Carr beach/Ogleton.  About 60deg, cooler with the breeze over the water.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Took tarp off, hanked on Genoa, got engine & head running.  Had a beer.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Began wiring together my Christmas present, an Easport Pram kit which will become "Extened Liberty," the tender for "Liberty Call."  Not a day on the water, but maintenance (construction?) days count!