Century Club: Ken Lury

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had a nice afternoon on the York River, but wind was howling. Gusts to 30. I almost reached 7kts on a reach with only a reefed main. Because wind was from SSW, very little chop.

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

Forecast 10-15 with gusts to 25. Turned out to be a very nice day with no reefing or harrowing experience. My tacking the 150 genoa was much smoother. And I saw a submarine !

 

My docking was almost a disaster as I had 15kts of wind behind me as I headed into the slip. 

 

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

Sunny, mid 80's with water temp upper 50's.

Almost came back in as soon as I got out of harbor, but perservered. blowing like crazy. Learned a lot about the boat. My little Typhoon is a trouper. I am sore all over.

Monday, April 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sunny and a little cool on the York. Started off with brisk breeze from the West - reefed the main and sailed nicely although against the wind and current, little progress. Wind slackened so unreefed the main. Then wind quickly shifted 180 degrees.

It was a good day. Tomorrow looks good as well.

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

I was on the fence about going out. The wind was whistling in the rigging and it was a lttle cool, but I put on a heavy sweater, two jackets and reefed the main. All in all, a nice afternoon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

 Beautiful day on the York, although winds gusty and variable. Shortly before I planned on coming in, a huge gust hit that knocked the boat on its side and flooded the cockpit as solid water came over the coaming. 

At the dock, everything sorted and no harm done. Just another good story.

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

Sunny with a very steady 10-12 kt breeze from the ESE. Excellent sailing on the York.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Wind very light and variable on the York until 2pm when I was heading back in- then a good breeze kicked up, but I had to get home. 

Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

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

fine tuned the outhaul and cunninham set ups.  Whipped the ends of some lines. That's about all.

Much too windy to sail.

Monday, April 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Forecast for sunny, 70, light winds. 

Reality: dense clouds, 60 and howling wind, too much for genoa and reefed main. Total trip time from leaving dock to return was 1 hour.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sunny and warm. No jacket needed. Very gusty - had the rail under a couple of times. A great upper and lower body workout.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • wing and wing with new genoa

I think today is the last day until next winter that I will wear lined jeans while sailing .

Bright sunshine, steady wind ~8kts.

All is well on the York River

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

Another warm sunny day on the York River. I had a busy day so did not get to the boat until 3pm. In the harbor there was no wind and I  thought it would be a lazy warm evening sail. When I got out on the river, it was blowing about 15-20kts and I was overpowered even after reefing the main so I uncharacteristically used good judgement and went back in . Hope it still counts towards my 100,

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

Drove up to Deltaville this morning to pick up my new 150% genoa from Latell Sailmakers. Then back to the York River for an absolutely perfect saillng day. Got some good upper body exercise from wrestling with the genoa. 

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

sunny and mild with nice breeze, but it eventually died.

Still better than sitting at home. Water turned on at marina so washed off 5 months of salt and dirt.

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Bright sunshine, temp in the upper 70's and nice, but variable breeze. Great sailing on the York. I will be back for more tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Bright sunny day on the York. Temp ~70. Wind was 15-20 from the East which means big waves. 

Even with working jib and reefed main I had my hands full. I hit 7.2 knots surfing down a wave- not bad for a Cape Dory Typhoon !

 

On the way into the harbor, I tried to help a 35 foot sailboat that had run aground on a falling tide after its engine failed. Needless to say, my 3 hp electric motor was not up to the task.

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

Mid sixties, wind 5-15 predominantly from the  NW. Bright sunshine. Can't beat it !

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sunny, temp around 70, wind 15+ knots from the East.

Sailed with reefed main and jib. Really felt like Spring !

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

First time in a long while that I did not need to wear a jacket on the water. The warmth was welcome. The wind was very fluky and after a couple of hours, I motored back to harbor. 

Monday, March 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

winds 10-15 NNE with 2-3 foot waves. Bright sunshine. 

GPS registered 7kts a couple of times surfing down waves. Not bad for a Typhoon

Sunday, March 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

wind 10-15kts from NE.  Choppy. Sunny and cool. Much warmer on land, but good sailing on the York.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

The boat has been hauled for bottom work. I spent yesterday working on rebedding deck hardware. More of the same for today.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Almost finished rebedding of some deck hardware. Should finish tomorrow. There are several small areas of chipped deck paint. I sanded, cleaned and put on primer coat. There is a depression in one of these that needs to be filled before painting. 

Hopefully finish by the weekend. Meanwhile boatyard crew working on the bottom- few blisters and bottom paint

Monday, March 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Temp was mid fifties but bright sunshine and gentle breeze made it feel like Spring.

Getting hauled tomorrow for bottom painting. Hope to be back in the water by the weekend

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

sailed a couple of hours on the York today. Wind variable and gusty with occasional spray, but I was dressed for it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Chilly but nice breeze on the York today. Solo as usual. Sailed into the harbor and dropped the main as I turned into slip. 

5 Coast Guard training boats out today. Especially in the winter, it always gives me a sense of security when they are out which is almost every day.

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

Bright sunshine, breeze ~10-12 kts, temp mid to upper 50's. Another great sailing day on the York River.

I am very excited about my new Torqeedo outboard motor. It is quiet, powerful and no more gasoline, oil, fuel treatments, or maintenance.  I bought the motor at West Marine. Had the 65 year old mercury in the car. Got talking with another customer who ended up buying the mercury right then and there. 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

24-Feb
solo
70 !!!
5-15 variable
bright sunshine
1foot chop
york river
 
main and jib

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

23-Feb
worked on  electric connections

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

22-Feb
worked on boat engine and other assorted small tasks

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to Sunday, February 21, 2021
Number of days:
7 days

19-Jan
solo
mid 50's
15 with gusts to 25kts
 
 
 
York River
n
reefed main and 110% jib.
 
 
 
 

27-Jan
solo
mid 40's
~8kts
cloudy
 
 
 
York River
 
main and jib
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4-Feb
solo
low 50's
3-5kits
bright sunshine
 
 
york river
 
main and jib
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6-Feb
solo
low-mid 50's
5-10kts
bright sunshine
 
 
york river
 
main and jib
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17-Feb
solo
mid 30's
15kts
bright sunshine
3-4 foot waves
york river
 
reefed main only
 
 
 
 

10-Jan
solo
mid 30's
10-15kts
partly cloudy
1-2 foot chop
york river
 
reefed main and jib- boat sailed beautifully  ***had to sail in as motor would not start.

21-Feb
solo
mid -high 30's
~10 knots
sunny
1-2 foot chop
york river
 
full main and jib. Great day. Had to sail in again as motor would not start