Way Happy under sail video

A few days ago we managed to get a little video of our boat under sail, while we were trying out our spinnaker that we had never used before.  We rigged the spinnaker like a jib, and it worked great!!

Also, we just completed our second big ocean passage from Cape May to Norfolk, VA.  It was a rather slow sail as we had very light winds.  (either the winds are too damn strong or there is too little wind, what’s up with that?!)  But we did sail almost the whole way and are just getting more fuel now for the first time since we left Buzzards Bay!  Not bad gas mileage at all!

We had a smooth and uneventful time at sea, with the pleasure of watching two sunrises and one sunset!  When the weather is nice and calm, it sure is less stressful being out at sea than it is navigating busy channels and difficult anchorages!  We are getting better at doing overnight passages and being away from sight of land.

We are also really enjoying our new boat and finding it WAY more comfortable and easy to travel in than Wee Happy.  The more we get to know Way Happy, the better we like her!

Today we are heading into the Great Dismal Swamp on the Intracoastal waterway.  Hope its not too dismal!!

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5 thoughts on “Way Happy under sail video

    1. admin Post author

      Yeah we ran aground within the first mile of entering the swamp!!! We got off pretty easily, and since then we have been ok, although there are a lot of huge logs, etc floating around in the middle of the channel to watch out for! It does seem like the maintenance of the channel is pretty minimal. It is crazy to be within about 10 feet of thick forest on both sides of the boat!!

  1. Steve

    I loved the Great Dismal Swamp, I am totally jealous. Enjoy the African Queen adventure! An enjoy those temps, mid to high 70’s!! You’ve gotta be WAY happy!

  2. Grumpy

    Glad you are out there and having fun. Tthat is what it is all about.
    Don’t be too surprised if the more you sail around in that Islander the more you like her. Not the biggest interior while dockside, but a real good boat and set up for going to sea.


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