A few words to describe the weekend are great sailing,
pizza, new anchorage, stuck and broken anchors and an easy raft up Saturday a few boats headed to Clarksville and had a great sail the entire way there. Several other boats did not go all the way but went to the power lines or to the dam and back all said they had great wind. A group of 16 showed up at the pizza pub for dinner and had a great time after having a great day on the water. That evening several of us just hung out at the dock for a bit getting caught up on the events of the day.
Sunday started of warm and muggy. Several boat
headed up the lake to explore some new anchorages with the boats coming back down from Clarksville meeting in the middle around Eastland Creek. It was
a fun afternoon hanging out in the water and enjoying some snacks. In the late afternoon a storm started to blow in. We got a good amount of rain and wind (24 to 27 knots) from the storm and we all hoped that the anchors would hold and they did. If you have FB look for the video that Mark posted of Laura, myself and Jeff trying to paddle back to our boat in the wind. Needless to say we did not go anywhere but backwards and listening to Mark laugh just made it even more funny. Once the wind died down we were finally able to make it back to the boat. Once the storm cleared out the stars were bright and what a great breeze for sleeping with the hatches open.
Monday morning started off great as I was up early and
was going to head out fishing for a few hrs. Well at some point during the storm our anchor line got hooked around a tree or something. With the Great help from Meryl and Laura we were able to finally get the anchor up. A bit of advice, we always use a trip line on the anchor just for times like this. I was able to pull the anchor itself up using the trip line which was our saving grace this time. Once we had the anchor attached to the
boat Meryl and I were able to unhook the chain from the anchor and pull the rope and chain up from whatever it was snagged on. Again a big Thank You to Meryl for all your help. Thanks to all the others also that stayed around in case more help was needed. Later that afternoon we also found out another boat had their anchor stuck on something and bend the shank. You
just never know what is down there that can cause issues with your anchor.
Once that fun 2 hour anchor hall was over we all started heading back toward the marina. During the trip it was decided to anchor closer to the marina and have lunch and swim for the afternoon. Several boats came and created a small raft up and we all enjoyed the good fun
and laughs. There were even several boats that did some bottom cleaning over the weekend in preparation for the upcoming Bluenose race. Around 4pm everyone started to head back in as it was coming to a time for the long weekend to end.
The End of Summer???? Well per the calendar yes but we hope to squeeze out a few more nice weekends to enjoy swimming for this year.
Sept 21st Bluenose race
Sept 28th Fish Fry
2013 SCYC Commodore