Daysailing in September: Ya’ just never know

Brilliant weather and mild conditions are the rule for us in this month of daysailing. One day featured winds speeds of 6 knots (and under) and made for slow sailing and easy, lazy conditions on the boat. Another day was a “headsail only” day. I flew the jib alone and still averaged 5 knots. A couple of recent photos capture the feel.

Rick Bailey

Rick Bailey sails the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Ruth, on a Watkins 27 coastal cruiser. Rick is retired and writes the “middlebaysailing” blog (

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